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Prima ballerina Yvonne Chouteau, from Vinita, dead at 86 - Photo Gallery
"POSSIBLE BUDDING BALLERINAS get some last-minute instruction from Yvonne Chouteau in final rehearsals for 'The Nutcracker'." Staff photo by Bob Albright taken 12/18/64
Indian ballerinas Moscelyne Larkin, Marjorie Tallchief, Maria Tallchief, Rosella Hightower and Yvonne Chouteau are honored at the state Capitol in this 1997 archive photo. THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE
Oklahoma's five Indian ballerinas: from left, Yvonne Chouteau, artist Mike Larsen, Rosella Hightower, Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief and Moscelyne Larkin Oct. 14, 1997. Photo by Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
This studio portrait of Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov was taken in July 1969. THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES
November 1946: "Two of these three lovely ballerinas who will dance with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo December 14 in Municipal Auditorium, are from Oklahoma. Center is Maria Tallchief, lovely Oklahoman who is half-Indian, half-Irish, and right is Yvonne Chouteau, her fellow Oklahoman in the company. At left is Pauline Goddard." Official Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo photo dated 11/30/46, photo ran in The Daily Oklahoman on 12/1/46.
Indian ballerinas, from left, Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin and Yvonne Chouteau were shown at state Capitol. Photos provided
"A DOWN TO EARTH view of the Oklahoma City art theater was given Yvonne Chouteau and her husband Miguel Terehkov, internationally noted ballet stars. The artists and John E. Kirkpatrick, donor of the theater center, left, turned the first spade of dirt Saturday toward construction of the building at the fairgrounds. Ceremonies highlighted Mrs. Kirkpatrick's (Eleanor Kirkpatrick's) birthday." Staff photo by Jim Lucas taken 3/8/62; photo ran in the 3/10/62 Oklahoma City Times.
Yvonne Chouteau, was to dance in 'Pas De Trois Classique' from the ballet 'Paquita', and star in 'Sombreros', which was to be seen for the first time in Oklahoma City. Stock photo, probably provided by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo troupe, ran in 1/6/57 in The Daily Oklahoman.
"Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov"
Photo of Oklahoma ballet dancer Yvonne Chouteau taken during an interview in her home in February 1977. Staff photo by Roger Klock taken 2/8/77.
"TAKING A REHEARSAL BREAK at the University of Oklahoma's Holmberg Hall are (left to right) Carolyn Bulla, Yvonne Chouteau, Janet Johnson and Miguel Terekhov. The four with other members of the student ballet company will present 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Raymonda' at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Oklahoma City coeds Bulla and Johnson will be dancing 'Raymonda' roles originally created for Miss Chouteau and Maria Tallchief." Staff photo taken 2/21/62
Casual portrait of ballerina Yvonne Chouteau taken in April 1979 by staff photographer J. Don Cook, The Oklahoman
" 'Undine' at the University of Oklahoma will offer the Terekhov family of ballet, including Miguel, Yvonne Chouteau and their daughters, Christina, left, and Elizabeth." Staff photo by Dave Heaton taken 4/18/1969.
"Major Gordon W. Lillie, "Pawnee Bill", greets a cowgirl of yesterday, Lucille Mulhall, and a French-Indian of today, Yvonne Chouteau, 6-years-old, seated on a pony. Yvonne is a great-great-great granddaughter of Maj. Jean Pierre Chouteau who established the first white settlement in Oklahoma in 1796 at Salina." Photo taken April 1935.
"Major Gordon W. Lillie, "Pawnee Bill", greets a cowgirl of yesterday, Lucille Mulhall, and a French-Indian of today, Yvonne Chouteau, 6-years-old, seated on a pony. Yvonne is a great-great-great granddaughter of Maj. Jean Pierre Chouteau who established the first white settlement in Oklahoma in 1796 at Salina." Photo taken during Eighty-Niner Day celebrations in April 1935.
Photo of Oklahoma City ballet dancer Yvonne Chouteau taken in April of 1940. Chouteau would have been about 10 years old. Chouteau and her family lived at 1625 NW 20 at this time. Photo dated 4/30/40
Photo of ballerina Yvonne Chouteau used with a 7/11/56 article in The Daily Oklahoman about the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo group ballerina. Chouteau would have been about 26 years old.
Studio portrait of ballerina Yvonne Chouteau taken in August 1967 by staff photographer Paul Derby.
Photo of Yvonne Chouteau, Oklahoma City dancer, attired in a military costume at about age 7. Photo taken in September 1937 by Grant's Studio, 214 W Main St. in Oklahoma City.
"Christina Maria, 3 and Elizabeth, 13 months, have brought their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Terekhov, to Oklahoma City and a home life like their mother's She is ballerina Yvonne Chouteau to Oklahomans, and the ballet world of three continents." (From an article by Aline Jean Treanor in the 10/24/1960 issue of The Daily Oklahoman.) Staff photo by Bob Albright
November 1967: "Sharing a moment with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Chouteau, before the show is Miss Yvonne Chouteau, center, Norman, one of the prima ballerina's featured in the 'Four Moons' ballet" performed at the Civic Center Music Hall Thursday evening, 11/2/67. Staff photo taken 11/2/67
"First peek at an oil portrait of Yvonne Chouteau is taken by the Oklahoma-born ballerina's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Chouteau, Muskogee. Artist John Shelby Metcalf, right, unveiled the portrait Monday (11/17/58) at the annual Hall of Fame banquet. Miss Chouteau, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame 10 years ago, was not present at the unveiling. She is currently touring South America with a ballet troupe." Staff photo by Cliff King taken 11/17/58.
Photo of Oklahoma City dancer Yvonne Chouteau, age 7, dressed as an American Indian. Staff photo by G.R. Allred, taken 11/30/36.
(left to right) Ballerinas Yvonne Chouteau and Marjorie Tallchief pose for a photo at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla., Saturday, April 28, 2007. By James Plumlee, The Oklahoman. ORG XMIT: KOD