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"I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not. As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate." The most lyrical American ballerina of her generation was a young student from Cincinnati when, at age 15, she first auditioned for the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. She danced a section of Glazunov's The Seasons, humming her own accompaniment, and the perfectionist was charmed. Her talent shone from the moment she joined the New York City Ballet, where…

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George Balanchine’s dancers at New York City Ballet sometimes said that, when he was coaching them, he did the steps more beautifully than they did.

Joan Acocella on “Balanchine Teaching,” which shows the choreographer George Balanchine at work at the School of American Ballet.

Martha Swope, New York City Ballet rehearsal of "Who Cares?" with Patricia McBride and Jacques d'Amboise, 1970. © New York Public Library.

Martha Swope spent her career photographing the ballet company, often intimately capturing its most famous dancers in the studio.

Maria Tallchief, New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker in 1963.

Maria Tallchief, one of the 20th century's greatest ballerinas and a force in the history of Chicago dance, has died at age 88.

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Happy Native American Heritage Day! let's talk about the perfume Worn by America's first primary ballerina and member of the Osage Nation, Maria Tallchief. Her husband was George Balanchine and she originated the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker that we all know and love today. Her husband picked a perfume by Guerlain for her and she wore it the rest of her life. #mariatallchief #primaballerina #newyorkcityballet #georgebalanchine #georgebalanchinesthenutcracker #thenutcracker #sugarplumfai
Native American guest artists Lydia Cheshewalla, Chris Pappan, and Yatika Starr Fields— celebrates Maria Tallchief, member of the Osage Nation who was America’s first, major prima ballerina. Not only a trailblazer for Native American dancers, Tallchief is widely considered one of the country’s most influential ballerinas of all time. The Firebird, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker: "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust