ING Holton■Jackson County Meets Every 4th Thursday of the Month for Lunch 11:30 – 1:00pm ● This Thurs 3/26/15 join us for lunch in Holton and network with professionals in the area. ■ Join our Facebook Group to get notifications on Future Meetings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/INGJacksonCounty/ March 26th – El Milegro Restaurant 420 Pennsylvania Ave Holton, KS – Click Here to RSVP April 23rd – TBA
Oklahoman 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. Betty learned the Osage traditions from her grandmother, Eliza Bigheart Tallchief.
Born Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief to an Osage Nation father, she became an eventually well-know ballerina. In 1947 Maria began dancing with the New York City Ballet until her retirement in 1965. Soon after she founded the Chicago City Ballet and remained it’s artistic director for many years. Since 1997 she has been an adviser in the Chicago dance schools and continues to astound future dancers with her always-ahead-of-her-skill abilities and will be featured in a PBS special from 2007-2010.