The Georgian Theater of New York

New York's only Georgian Repertory Company

Serving the Georgian Immigrant Community


Georgian Theater of New York

Georgian theater is an old and well-established art form that emerged along with European and Russian dramatic theater. It is liberally spiced with music and dance and elements drawn from regional idiosyncrasies of the Georgian people. The language is Georgian yet the dynamics of our productions make them accessible and enjoyable for the non-Georgian speaking audience as well. We include an English language synopsis and we introduced English super titles with our play “Sarke” that was performed in the Midtown International Theater Festival in July of 2011.


Georgians in general always feel a connection to their homeland, and there is a great appreciation and hunger for the Georgian performance arts. Unlike dances and music, theater is a form that is difficult to carry to a new country. Yet it fills a need in the cultural life of Georgians that cannot be replaced.


Our crew includes professional actors, directors and our own playwright, Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson who has written several full-length dramas and many stage productions for our events.


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