Maria Tallchief Dances
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Noteworthy elements: Original music by David Rose, composer of themes for TV Westerns Bonanza and High Chaparral.
Other notes: ["Elizabeth Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965. Known professionally as Maria Tallchief, her family called her Betty Marie."] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Tallchief; Also, see IMDB's "The Blue Ribbon Christmas Eve Musical" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441464/