Category On Cue

Joffrey Artists Temur Suluashvili and Victoria Jaiani in conversation with Rehearsal Director Adam Blyde.

Life happened fast for Joffrey Artists Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili. They met in a dance studio in their native Republic of Georgia, moved to the states when they were teenagers, married, had a baby—and did it all as lead dancers. 

Through all of life’s ostensible twists and turns, Jaiani and Suluashvili have had each other. They arrived at the Joffrey in 2003 and quickly became fixtures of the Joffrey repertoire, performing everything from the lead roles in Giselle to Yuri Possokhov’s seductive pas de deux Bells

The adventure continues. In this episode of On Cue, Jaiani and Suluashvili discuss their journey to the Joffrey, how life in Chicago has been a gift they never anticipated, and what they’re looking forward to in the 2021–2022 season at Lyric Opera House.