Nina Ananiashvili (born: Nino Ananiashvili, Georgian: ???? ???????????; born March 19, 1963) is a Georgian ballerina and artistic director of the State Ballet of Georgia.
She has been described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the twelve greatest ballerinas of all time, and in 2002 was named Best Ballerina of the Year by the US Dance Magazine.
Ananiashvili has been a prominent fixture of the Soviet, Russian and Georgian ballet scene for decades.
Shortly before the fall of the Iron Curtain, in 1987 a New York Magazine critic praised Nina Ananiashvili as "the best thing about the Bolshoi's Giselle whether she appeared in the title role or as the queen of the wilis." In 2014, a film of her 1991 performance in Giselle with the Bolshoi ballet was released.