- Bank TBC (President Mamuka Khazaradze)
- UNICEF, United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund
- AIMA-plus (Director General David Khazaradze)
- VOULEZ-VOUS (President Gogi Kekelidze)
- Modern Dance Theatre “NEW GEORGIAN BALLET”
Countries-participants of the Festival
|Vera Tsignadze, People's Artist of Georgia — President of the Jury|
|Georgy Alexidze, People's Artist of Georgia|
|Vyacheslav Gordeev, People's Artist of the USSR|
|Eteri Gugushvili, Merited Art Worker of Georgia|
|Tamaz Vashakidze, People's Artist of Georgia|
|Zurab Kikaleishvili, People's Artist of Georgia|
|Maka Makharadze, Merited Artist of Georgia|
|Liliana Mitaishvili, People's Artist of Georgia|
|Irina Jandieri, People's Artist of Georgia|
|Tsiskari Balanchivadze, Merited Artist of Georgia|
|Anna Tsereteli, Merited Artist of Georgia|
|Vitaly Akhundov, Merited Artist of Azerbaijan|
|Leonid Nadirov, Rector of the St. Petersburg Ballet Art Academy|
Georgian Minister of Culture Sesili Gogiberidze
at the Festival opening
The Tbilisi Ballet Art State School named after genius creative personality Vakhtang Chabukiani is celebrating its eighty-fifth jubilee. It is remarkable, that the First “Chabukiani-Balanchine...” International Ballet Art Festival is dedicated to this event.
If we may speak today about Georgian contribution in the treasury of the world ballet, then first of all it is the merit of the Vakhtang Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School.
Im sure that the First “Chabukiani-Balanchine...” International Ballet Art Festival will write interesting pages in the history of world arts.
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
I am happy to congratulate the remarkable team of the Vakhtang Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School with its 85th anniversary. The name of the great dancer that your School has is much obliging. And its joyful to realize that due to everyday efforts of the teachers the glory of Georgian choreography art does not fade away still nowadays.
Your students shine not only on Georgian stage, but on many famed stages of the world, including the stages of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and Mariinsky Theatre.
I wish you much success in this noble field. Today is your holiday. I am sure that the First “Chabukiani-Balanchine...” International Ballet Art Festival held in Tbilisi and dedicated to this memorable anniversary will bring you real joy of meeting with fine art.