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FOUNDER AND CHOREOGRAPHER

SHORENA
BARBAKADZE

Shorena was born in Georgia, in 1979,  she started dancing at the age of 3.

    She studied the ancient options and details of Georgian folk dance.

   She was happily accepted into a dance ensemble, and then went to university to study foreign languages.  

Shorena is an extremely experienced dancer.

    She came to New York in 1998 and has been working in New York ever since.

Together with her husband, Vano Goderdzishvili in 2000,  she founded the Georgian Culture Center, Pesvebi,  and has already taught more than 1.500 students and has made them fall in love with Georgian dancing. 

ART DIRECTOR

IVAN
GODERDZISHVILI

Ivan Goderdzishvili,  was born in Georgia in 1977.  He began studying Georgian music at the age of 5.

    He studied the details of Georgian folk music, instrument and traditional Georgian Folk,  and Church songs.

At the age of 6, he started studying at a musical high school.

He first began to play the violin, then the clarinet, saxophone, piano, and Georgian folk instruments.

  He graduated from school at the age of 17 and continued his studies at the Institute of Culture, majoring in conducting.

  His profession is folk choir conductor, church choir regent, and folk instruments expert.

He is a an extremely experienced musician and singer who plays 12 instruments.

   Along with studying at the institute, he was a soloist of the ensemble Kolkheti, where his father was also a musician soloist. He went on tours with the ensemble. In 1998, he joined the same ensemble where Shorena Barbakadze danced.

     Vano and Shorena went to the USA with the ensemble, and then got married.

Together, Ivan and Shorena founded the Georgian Cultural Center " PESVEBI. "

     Ivan taught singing and musical instruments, while Shorena taught dancing.

Due to their diligent work together, the center has achieved great success and they continue to grow as a team.

President
Natalia
GODERDZISHVILI

Natalia Goderdzishvili, a multifaceted musician who came from Georgia in 1980, is not only renowned for her proficiency in piano, violin, and Georgian for instruments but also her significant contribution to the cultural fabric in New York, since her arrival in 2007. 

Her brother Ivan and her share a deeply rooted musical education from their studies in Georgia.

 Natalia's role extends with teaching violin and directing the girls' vocal choir. Her active involvement in the organization matters has been a catalyst for the cultural center.     

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Public Relations Manager
Victoriya
DZHAVAKHISHVILI
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Media Manager
Michelle 
Abramov 
CHOREOGRAPHER

GIORGI
GODERDZISHVILI

DANCE INSTRUCROR

JURKHA
LOMTADZE

Vocal Instructor

 NINI 
TSIKLAURI

Georgian language teacher 

RUSUDAN
GALDAVA

MUSICIAL DIRECTOR & COMPOSER

IRAKLI
BEGLARASHVILI

ART INSTRUCTOR

EKATERINE
TUCHASHVILI

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BALLET INSTRUCTOR

MARIAM KUKULADZE

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