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Nino Ananiashvili

Prima Ballerina

"Congratulations to Georgia Today on its sixth birthday. I’d like to wish this newspaper to continue to always be as interesting and varied as it is today, so that the number of readers, which this newspaper does not lack, grows as much as possible. I think Georgia Today has very special readers, because it is special itself. It helps both foreigners and Georgians to discover and analyze what events and processes are taking place in the country. I would like to thank Georgia Today for the attention it pays toour theatre, and particularly to the ballet. This attention is very positive and pleasant for us, as it plays a very important role in the popularization and development of Georgian culture.”

Born in Tbilisi, Nino Ananiashvili made her first steps in dancing on ice. She later went through a succession of choreography schools with prominent teachers indifferent cities. Since 1985 Nino Ananiashvili has conquered ballet theatre stages of many big cities as prima ballerina, performing all classical parts and winning the highest ballet prizes. Her technical skill, exquisite style, gracious moves and rare talent have made Nino Ananiashvili one of the most recognized ballerinas ofher time.

Ballet Reviewer Larry Kaplan has described Ananiashvili as a “ballerina gifted from God… Her genius lies in her being unlike anyone else. It is impossible to resemble her. Ananiashvili performs masterly, romantic, dramatic and classical roles with the same craftsmanship.”

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