Oklahoma Loses Famed Ballerina Yvonne Chouteau


Thursday, January 28th 2016, 2:04 pm
By: News On 6


Oklahoma has lost another of it's famous five Indian ballerinas. Yvonne Chouteau died Sunday at the age of 86.

At 14, Chouteau was one of the youngest dancers ever accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. At age 18, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

She and her husband founded the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma and organized the Oklahoma City Civic Ballet.

The ballerinas, known as the "Five Moons," were named Oklahoma treasures and honored with a mural at the state capitol. 

With Chouteau's passing, Marjorie Tallchief is the only one still living.