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Vladimir Djouloukhadze
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Vladimir Djouloukhadze, a student of the legendary Vakhtang Chabukiani, had an international career as a principal dancer with the highest awards and performances in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. 

Djouloukhadze toured the world with the 'Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet', 'Stars of the Soviet Ballet' and ‘Ballet Stars of Moscow, Kiev and Tbilisi’ along with such great ballet dancers as Maya Plisetskaya, Māris Liepa, Marina Kondratieva , Vyacheslav Gordeev, Vilen Galstyan, Malika Sobirova, Valeri Kovtun, Tatiana Tajakina, Nina Sorokina, Yuri Vladimirov, Nina Semizorova, Vadim Pisarev and others.

He performed as a principal dancer and a guest soloist with various companies, including the Bolshoi Ballet, Kiev Ballet, Baku Ballet, Universal Ballet. He partnered with prima-ballerinas of various leading ballet companies, including Irina Jandieri, Nadezhda Pavlova, Alla Khaniashvili, Ludmila Semenyaka, Lubov Kunakova, Nina Ananiashvili.

During his career, Djouloukhadze worked with distinguished ballet-masters and choreographers Konstantin Sergeyev, Natalia Dudinskaya, Georgi Aleksidze, Alexander Plisetskiy, Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Lev Asaulyak, Alexander Prokofiev, Raisa Struchkova, Fea Balabina, Evgeni Valukin, Oleg Vinogradov, Tatiana Vecheslova, Natalia Ryzhenko, Vladimir Nikonov.

Djouloukhadze moved to the U.S. in 1991 and served as a Ballet Master and Artistic Director for the Ballet Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, until 1993

Vladimir Djouloukhadze holds Masters Degree in Ballet Teaching and Choreography from prestigious Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and has been teaching ballet for 40 years. 

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, 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, Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. To name a few, Michele Wiles, Jonathan Jordan, Brooklyn Mack, Rasta Thomas, Danny Tidwell, Matthew Golding, Melissa Hough, Rory Hohenstein, Chauncey Parsons, Constantine Allen.

 As a choreographer Vladimir Djouloukhadze worked  with a number of theaters in Georgia. He choreographed one-act ballets in neoclassical style ‘Reflections’ (music by Sergei Prokofiev) and ‘Dancing with Verdi’(music by Giuseppe Verdi), pieces in academic character style -‘Jota Aragonesa’ (music by Mikhail Glinka), ‘Tarantella’ (music by Louis Gottschalk), ‘Scheherazade’ (music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This is just a short list of his choreogtaphy.

He also staged The Nutcracker and ballet showcases for the Mississippi Ballet company and classical ballet excerpts for various schools and companies.

Currently, he is an Artistic Director of Vladimir DjouloukhadzeBallet Intensive (VD Ballet Intensive).