Maria Tallchief

1925 - 2013

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Elizabeth Marie Tallchief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa; January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American ballerina. She was considered America's first major prima ballerina. She was the first Native American (Osage Nation) to hold the rank, and is said to have revolutionized ballet.Almost from birth, Tallchief was involved in dance, starting formal lessons at age three. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Tallchief has received more than 744,059 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Maria Tallchief is the 53rd most popular dancer, the 5,689th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,488th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Dancer.

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  • 27

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Among dancers, Maria Tallchief ranks 53 out of 75Before her are Frederick Ashton, Birgit Cullberg, Lindsay Kemp, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alvin Ailey, and Ninette de Valois. After her are Alicia Markova, Yury Grigorovich, Marie Rambert, Kenneth MacMillan, Adam Darius, and Avdotia Istomina.

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Among people born in 1925, Maria Tallchief ranks 278Before her are Raimondo D'Inzeo, Tankred Dorst, Nat Lofthouse, Geoffrey Burbidge, Wolfgang Unzicker, and Fritz Laband. After her are David A. Huffman, Elisabeth Domitien, Yury Trifonov, Gwen Verdon, Charles Mackerras, and Amparo Rivelles. Among people deceased in 2013, Maria Tallchief ranks 280Before her are Ann-Britt Leyman, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Michael Winner, Angela Voigt, José Luis Sampedro, and Harold Agnew. After her are Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Jean Marcel Honoré, Boris Vasilyev, Amparo Rivelles, Phil Ramone, and George Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 5,689 out of 15,968Before her are Kenny Drew (1928), Seasick Steve (1951), Lillian Copeland (1904), Paul Dooley (1928), Alan Hovhaness (1911), and Grace Moore (1898). After her are Richard Bong (1920), Jim Keltner (1942), Arthur Freed (1894), Victor Buono (1938), Duane Eddy (1938), and Carl A. Wirtanen (1910).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 6Before her are Isadora Duncan (1877), Josephine Baker (1906), Martha Graham (1894), Merce Cunningham (1919), and Alvin Ailey (1931). After her are Adam Darius (1930), Frankie Manning (1914), Katherine Dunham (1909), Twyla Tharp (1941), Melody Thornton (1984), and Rozonda Thomas (1971).