Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet

Maria Tallchief attends the Producers Guild Of America Presents 2006 Celebration of Diversity at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California - May 9, 2006 (credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

New York City Ballet Legend Maria Tallchief Dies At 88

Tallchief joined the company that would become the New York City Ballet in 1948 and was married for a time to George Balanchine.