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dance isntructor and teacher

Vladimir Djouloukhadze

Vladimir Djouloukhadze started his career as a ballet teacher at the V. Chabukiani Ballet Art State School in 1980. In the USA he served as a director of the Mississippi Ballet School (1991-1993), a faculty member of the Kirov Academy of Ballet (1993-2008), and the Washington Ballet School (2008-2017). After leaving the school he started private ballet coaching.

Djouloukhadze has been developing his students into the winners of major international ballet competitions, including the Varna International Ballet Competition, the USA International Ballet Competition, Helsinki International Ballet Competition, Paris International Dance Competition, Paris International Contemporary Dance Competition, Shanghai International Ballet Competition, Nagoya International Ballet Competition, and YAGP.

Djouloukhadze’s students have gone on to become principals, soloists, and members of some of the world’s most prominent companies, including the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. To name a few, Michele Wiles, Jonathan Jordan, Evan McKie, Brooklyn Mack, Rasta Thomas, Danny Tidwell, Matthew Golding, Melissa Hough, Rory Hohenstein, Chauncey Parsons, and Constantine Allen.

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