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Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina (Paperback)
The definitive autobiography in a new paperback edition "Maria Tallchief and American ballet came of age in the same moment. . . . Her story will always be the story of ballet conquering America. It was and is an American romance."--The New Yorker "Tallchief's autobiography provides us with many stories, insights, even passing remarks that shed light on both this crucial moment in dance history and Balanchine's elusive personality. Tallchief has now given us her definitive and convincing account of Balanchine as choreographer, teacher, husband, friend."--New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Maria Tallchief was George Balanchine's muse for twenty years and his wife for six. Together they made the New York City Ballet an essential part of American culture, with his choreography and her dazzling, technically bravura dancing. Tallchiefreceived the Kennedy Center Honors in 1996. She lives in Chicago. Larry Kaplan writes frequently for Ballet Review and has assisted in biographies of Merrill Ashley and Edward Villella. He lives in New York City.