The Ballerina Gallery
Nina Ananiashvili
b. 1964
Bolshoi Ballet


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Nina Ananiashvili was born in Tblisi, Georgia, in 1964. She started at ballet school in Georgia in 1973. Moved to Moscow in 1977 and made debut in 1980 in a school production of Coppelia. Graduated into the Bolshoi Ballet as a soloist in 1981. Her teachers were Raisa Struchkova and Marina Semyonova. In 1988 she and Andris Liepa were the first Soviet dancers to appear as guest artists with the New York City Ballet. She became principal with the American Ballet Theatre in 1993. In 1999 she joined Houston Ballet as principal.

Awards:
Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition 1985.
People's Artist of the USSR 1986

Links:
Video clips
Nina Ananiashvili - Biography on For Ballet Lovers Only.
Nina Ananiashvili - The Complete Ballerina.
Nina Ananiashvili - A biography.