The four small Oklahoma towns in which Maria and Marjorie Tallchief
, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin and Yvonne Chouteau grew up in during the 1920s and their Native American heritage connected them forever,giving them a special sense of groundedness.
...Maria and Marjorie studied at Ernest Belcher studios in Los Angeles, while the others studied with ballet teacher Dorothy Perkins in Kansas City.
Four of them eventually became Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo members; Marjorie
was offered a position but chose not to join because her older sister Maria,too similar in appearance to perform different roles in the same ballet,was already in the company.
...Marjorie Tallchief performing Giselle at the Paris Opéra
was extremely limber and just as talented, but "a little more happy-go-lucky," Livingston adds.