Giorgi Potskhishvili
Photo: Sebastien Galtier

Giorgi Potskhishvili

Grand sujet

Giorgi Potskhishvili (Tbilisi, Georgia) was born into a true dancing family. By the age of seven, he had started learning Georgian dance and other folk dances at his parent’s dance school. And when he was older, he performed with a folk dance ensemble for a while. He was then accepted to the V. Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School at the age of thirteen – although his initial objective was to continue honing his skills in Georgian dance.

He had a change of heart, however, after realising how much he enjoyed his ballet classes at the school. In 2017, Elena Glurjidze, former lead principal at English National Ballet, invited Giorgi to join her Summer Intensive Course at the Masters of Ballet Academy in London. It was here that he first heard of the Dutch National Ballet Academy. He was able to secure a spot there after a successful audition in 2018.

He then joined Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company in 2020. Within just one year, he had made the transition to Dutch National Ballet, where he started off as an élève. In 2022, he was promoted to coryphée, skipping the corps de ballet completely, and in May, this same year, to grand sujet. He danced exquisitely in his first solo role in June 2021 in Toer van Schayk’s 7th Symphony, and in December 2021 he danced the role of the Mouse King in The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. In April 2022 he has danced his first lead role as Abd al-Rahman in Rachel Beaujean’s reinterpretation of Raymonda.

Last update: 3 May 2022


With Dutch National Ballet since: 

Place of Birth: 
Tbilisi (Georgia)

Career with Dutch National Ballet: 
grand sujet (2022), coryphée (2022), élève (2021), Junior Company (2020)

V. Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Dutch National Ballet Academy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)