Daria Sukhishvili – daughter of the legendary Iliko Sukhishvili
26 November, 2018
Daria Sukhishvili – daughter of the legendary Iliko Sukhishvili
Daria Sukhishvili is a daughter of the legendary Georgian dancer Iliko Sukhishvili. Iliko Sukhishvili is a chief choreographer of the Georgian National Ballet. At present, Daria lives in the US. She started school in Tbilisi, Georgia but then her aunt Nino Sukhishvili took her to America. As Daria says, Nino Sukhishvili puts great effort into her upbringing.
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Daria Sukhishvili

Although she wanted to pursue a dancing career at first, now she is interested in pho
tography. Her first photography exhibition was dedicated to India. She along with her father Iliko visited the country and took pictures of Indians, their dances, rituals, and traditions. Meanwhile, she always tries to join the Sukhishvili dancing ensemble tours throughout the world.
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Daria and Iliko Sukhishvili

Daria is going to continue her studies at the Florence Academy of Art. She hopes her life will be connected to dancing in the future. Daria admits that she as an independent dancer won’t be able to overshadow the success and the popularity of the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet.
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The Georgian National Ballet

The Georgian National Ballet was founded by Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili in 1945 and was initially named The Georgian State Dance Company. It was the first professional state dance company in Georgia. After them, many other companies were founded on their example.
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Nino and Iliko Sukhishvili

Now, the ensemble is led by the next generations of the family. The founders' son Tengiz Sukhishvili is the Artistic Director and General manager of The Georgian National Ballet. His spouse Ms. Inga Tevzadze is also a former dancer, nowadays ballet master. The grandchildren of the founders: Iliko Sukhishvili is a chief choreographer of the Georgian National Ballet and Nino Sukhishvili is a deputy-manager and costume designer.
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The Georgian National Ballet

Modern versions of the Sukhishvili dances are often presented by Iliko Sukhishvili. Experimental music, performances, and costumes always fascinate Georgian and International audiences. The Georgian National Ballet has appeared at the Albert Hall, The Coliseum, The Metropolitan Opera, Madison Square, and dozens of famous venues.

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