Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili (soloists of Joffrey Ballet) in Duet from Orfeo ed Euridice, music Christoph Willibald Gluck, choreography, costumes, light concept by John Neumeier. Benois de la Danse Charity Gala, shot 22.5.2019, in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Victoria Jaiani joined The Joffrey Ballet in August 2003. Born and raised in Tbilisi Georgia, Victoria Jaiani began her training at the age of 10 at the Choreographic school of Georgia. Later she continued her studies at a ballet school in New York. In June 2003, she won a bronze medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Victoria Jaiani is married to Joffrey dancer, Temur Suluashvili.
Temur Suluashvili is a soloist with The Joffrey Ballet. Temur was born in Russia and raised in the Republic of Georgia. At age 15, he began his ballet training at the V. Chabukiani Academy. During his years at the Academy, he was a finalist in the Republic’s first dance competition and received a Certificate of Achievement. He joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2003 after studying on a full scholarship with The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. He enjoys photographing dancers on stage and in the studio. Selections of his photos have been published in the New York Times. He is married to Victoria Jaiani, who is also a dancer with The Joffrey Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.