Internationally known prima ballerina, Nina Ananiashvili, was named a UN National Goodwill Ambassador for Millennium Development Goals in September 2006.
After graduating from the Georgia State Choreographic Institute and the Moscow Choreographical Institute, she was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet. She was a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and the Houston ballet. During her career she had performed in many ballet theaters in various countries. She earned a number of awards ( People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1995); "Woman of the Year" (International Biographical Institute, 2000); "Medal of Honor" (Georgia’s highest order, 2003; etc.).
In September 2004, Nina Ananiashvili became Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia.
She works tirelessly supporting many advocacy and fund-raising initiatives.
To learn more about Nina Ananiashvili, please visit: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Ananiashvili