Le Clercq, TanaquilAlternative names
Tanaquil Le Clercq was born in 1929 and began dance training at age seven with Mikhail Mordkin, and in 1941 at the School of American Ballet. She was a member of Ballet Society in 1946 and New York City Ballet in 1948 and was a featured dancer in works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She was married to Balanchine from 1952-1969. While touring with New York City Ballet in 1956 she contracted polio which ended her dance career. She later became a published author with The ballet cook book (1966) and Mourka, the autobiography of a cat (1965). She died in 2000, age 71.
From the description of Letters to Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold, 1952-1973 and undated. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 775802509
- Ballet dancers--20th century
- United States (as recorded)