Children's Theater Program

Classes in theater and dramatic skills

Technique, expression, confidence, hard work, joy

We treat each child as a unique human being with talent, intelligence and emotional depth. In our classes the special qualities of aspiration, inspiration and hard work come alive. Children stretch themselves to do high level work and have great pleasure in the process.

We have a unique opportunity in our company to open this art to children because we have an active Georgian theater company with our professional theater artists also teaching the theater classes. Our program is designed by our theater director Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson and taught by professional actresses Tsutsa Kapanadze and Khatuna Ioseliani.

Children's Theater

Our goal is two-fold: to train children in dramatic skills as a study in traditional Georgian theater and to work with children to explore themselves and life around them through the medium of acting exercises and recitation of Georgian poetry, taking dramatic roles and working with other children.

Classes are taught in a group with a lot of individual attention and group interaction. Classes include speech exercises and classic poems, discussions about meaning and context, stage movement, work with Georgian folk dramas and preparation for performance. We plan two staged performances each year of traditional Georgian plays as well as events in our studio and community celebrations.


Our Staff

  • Artistic and Gerneral Director: Victor Sirelson
  • Choreographer: Vladimer "Dato" Goderidze
  • Studio Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson
  • Men's Choir Director: Davit Chkuaseli
  • Studio and General Manager: Tsutsa Kapanadze
  • Children's Georgian Dance Choreographers: Irina Khutsurauli and Goga Gelashvili
  • Music School Director: Tengiz Shautidze
  • Ballet School Director: Ani Gadelia
  • Theater Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson

Be Part of Our Community

We are a growing community sharing a common interest in Georgian culture, immigrant life and the practice and enjoyment of the best of art and culture. If you would like to become involved or simply learn more, you are most welcome to visit, email, phone or write.

Contact details

We can converse in English, Georgian and Russian.
Phone: Victor: 914-522-3888; Lika: 845-642-4823; Tsutsa: 347-257-2741

Email: info@dancingcrane.org; vsirelson@gmail.com

Correspondence: 6401 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204 and 9 Dekay Road, Warwick, NY 10990