Maria Tallchief Cause of Death – The dance world is grieving New York City Ballet prima ballet performer Maria Tallchief, who passed on Thursday at age 88.
Her girl, Elise Paschen, reveals to AP that Tallchief passed on in Chicago. The reason for death comes from entanglements following a messed up hip she endured in December, Kenneth von Heidecke, a choreographer and author of the Chicago Festival Ballet revealed to The Washington Post.
Tallchief, who was conceived in Oklahoma however experienced childhood in Beverly Hills, become famous with her tastefulness and exact footwork. She is credited as a pioneer for being a conspicuous Native American in expressive dance scene overwhelmed by Russians and Europeans.
Tallchief, at 21, hitched George Balanchine, 42, in 1946. She proceeded to wed a second and third time.
She joined the organization that would turn into the New York City Ballet in 1948 and she began the function of the Sugarplum Fairy in Balanchine’s adaptation of The Nutcracker, in 1954. She resigned in 1965, when she began instructing and working with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet and established the Chicago City Ballet in 1981.