Maria Tall chief was a very compassionate, resilient, collaborative and creative person. Maria had to deal with being different from the average ballerina, to choreographing for some very famous companies. Maria has had to face many challenges but has shown the world that she can overcome anything from denial to childish teasing. Maria is also extremely compassionate towards young children and has done great work in the ballet world to end stereotyping. Maria Tallchief is an inspiration and roll model to the world.