The Government of Japan has announced the recipients of Japan Imperial Decorations for spring 2017. From Georgia, Ms. Nina Ananiashvili,Ballet Artistic Director at Z. Paliashvili Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater, has been named to receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.
Ms. Nina Ananiashvili is awarded the Decoration for her significant contribution to strengthening cultural exchange between Japan and Georgia as well as developing Japanese ballet society through long-term and various activities dedicated to Japan.
Born in Tbilisi in 1963, she received her initial ballet training at the State Choreographic School in Georgia’s capital starting in 1969.
Under Ananiashvili the Georgian troupe has also toured extensively throughout the US, Japan and Europe since 2007.