The Georgia National Ballet company was founded in 1945. The founders were Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili.
A talented ballet master and dancer Iliko Sukshishvili (1907-1985) received his training at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. Full of ideas, the most important of which was desire to set up the Georgian state dance company. He wanted to show the rest of the world his different view of the fantastic ballet created on the border of the Georgian traditional art and modernism.