Tall Chief: America's Prima
Maria Tallchief was born with music in her heart.
Growing up on the Osage Indian reservation. Maria proved to be a gifted pianist and dancer. Every day she practiced piano and ballet, getting better at each. When she was twelve, Maria's father told her it was time to choose between her two loves. Maria chose ballet. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life, but hte face of classical ballet in America forever.