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January 24: Today in Dance

Born Today: Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief (1925–2013), member of the Osage Nation, was the New York City Ballet’s first star. George Balanchine (1904–1983), her husband at the time, created his own version of The Firebird for her in 1949 and she danced the first Sugar Plum Fairy role in an obscure little ballet called The Nutcracker revived by Balanchine in 1954, popularizing it as the premier seasonal ballet. Her…

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Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.