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Maria Tallchief

Actor

“The art is there from the very beginning. This is what it’s all about. From your first plié you are learning to become an artist. In every sense the word you are poetry in motion. And if you are fortunate enough, as I was, to be connected with the genius of Balanchine, then you are not only poetry in motion, but you are actually the music. In my mind, that is what it’s all about.”
Maria Tallchief