One of the five Oklahoma American Indian Ballerinas dies

As a young girl, Edna Moscelyne Larkin wrote in one of her school books: "One thing is for sure: I will never be a dancer."
By JAMES D. WATTS JR. - Tulsa World Modified: April 27, 2012 at 10:11 am •  Published: April 27, 2012

As a young girl, Edna Moscelyne Larkin wrote in one of her school books: "One thing is for sure: I will never be a dancer."

Yet just a few short years later, dance would become Moscelyne Larkin's life - first as one of Oklahoma's five American Indian Ballerinas, then as a teacher who instilled in her students a love of the art form and a passion for excellence.

Larkin, the co-founder of Tulsa Ballet, died Wednesday. She was 87.

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