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Osage Ballet Teacher Jenna Smith LaViolette Is Keeping the Tallchief Sisters’ Legacy Alive in Oklahoma

Maria and Marjorie Tallchief. Moscelyne Larkin. Rosella Hightower. Yvonne Chouteau. These world-famous Native American ballerinas, referred to as the “Five Moons,” became trailblazers in the ballet world beginning in the 1940s, when much of the industry was dominated by Russian and European dancers. Today, Indigenous ballet dancers are few and far between, but Jenna Smith […]