Tag Archives: The Jillana School

Maria Tallchief, 88, Has Died

Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading

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A Serenade to Remember

NYCB dancers in George Balanchine’s Serenade, photo by Paul Kolnik There was a collective moan of disappointment from the audience on Friday evening at New York City Ballet when it was announced that Darci Kistler, who is retiring at the … Continue reading

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Seven Facts for Fall

Matt recently shared seven fun facts about himself and then tagged me and six other bloggers to participate. Dancing Perfectly Free usually sticks to the arts, but I suppose this is the blogosphere’s version of icebreakers. Since I’ll be posting … Continue reading

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