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Natiya Kezevadze

 

Natiya was born in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia, where she began her professional ballet training at V. Chabukiani State Ballet School. At age thirteen, she was afforded the privilege of being accepted to the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet on full scholarship and moved to St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms.Kezevadze graduated under the supervision of a professor T. Udalenkova, receiving a B.F.A. Consequently, she was invited to join Boris Eifman Dance Company. Later, she joined Ballet Classic St. Petersburg Ballet Company as a soloist and in 2004 Natiya moved to NYC to further pursue her performing career. While in NYC, she continued her training with many notable dance masters including Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Willy Burman, Milton Myers, Donald Byrd, Nathan Trice, Elisa Monte, Max Stone, Val Suarez, Donald Byrd and numerous others. As a guest artist, Natiya appeared in New York International Festival’s “Icarus”, Ballet Builder’s “Passing Thru”, Eglevsky Ballet “Nutcracker”, Rebecca Davis “Antigone”, and Nathan Trice “Rituals”. In 2005 Natiya joined Forces of Nature Dance Theater Company under the direction of Abdel Salaam where she continues to perform as guest artist. In 2007 Natiya became a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet (CCB) and toured extensively performing works by Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Igal Perry and Jae Man Joo.

 

Today Natiya continues her relationship with CCB as an artist-in-residence performing with the company as well as conducting company classes and rehearsals. Additionally, Natiya has the pleasure of teaching both classical and contemporary ballet and her teaching experience include Complexions Summer and Winter Intensives, CCB Pre-Professional Programs, the Joffrey Experience and the Joffrey Ballet School, NYU’s Tisch, Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway. In 2018 Natiya joined dance team of faculty members at LIU Brooklyn.