Miguel Terekhov (August 22, 1928 – January 3, 2012) was a Uruguayan-born American ballet dancer and ballet instructor. Terekhov and his wife, Yvonne Chouteau, one of the Five Moons, a group of Native American ballet dancers, founded the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma in 1961.
Terekhov was born on August 22, 1928, in Montevideo, Uruguay. His mother, Antonia Rodriguez, was a Charrúa Indian, a people indigenous to Uruguay and southern Brazil. His father, Mikhail Terekhov, a former dancer, immigrated to Uruguay from Ukraine. Terekhov met and married his wife, Yvonne Chouteau, while he was dancing for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Terekhov died at his daughter's home in Richardson, Texas, of complications from lung fibrosis on January 3, 2012, at the age of 83. He and his wife, who survived him, were residents of Oklahoma City.
- Anderson, Jack (2012-01-09). "Miguel Terekhov, Dancer With Ballets Russes, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
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