The Gevorkian Dance Academy established in 1995.
In 2006, the dance academy proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary at the famous Kodak Theater. Later in 2010, they celebrated their 15th anniversary at the world famous Nokia Theater LA live, where Vartan Gevorkian received a gold medal from Cultural Minster of Armenia.
This highly recognized and critically acclaimed school of dance has become one of the most prestigious and triumphant artistic academies of the Armenian Diaspora. Under the inspired leadership of its artistic directors, Vartan and Siranush Gevorkian, choreographer Sona Gevorkian.
The Gevorkian Dance Academy had two successful concert tours in 2001 and 2005, including three consecutive sold-out performances at the renowned National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan.
In their concert tour of 2007 in Spain, they participated in the Rubi Folk International Dance Festival/ Barcelona. In 2008, the academy dances in Moscow’s Kremlin Palace for “Karot” Pan Armenian Festival. In 2009, they traveled to New York to be a part of Big Apple Music Awards.
In 2012, the Dance Academy participated in “My Armenia” festival in Yerevan/ Armenia, where they received another gold medal from the Minister of Armenian Diaspora.
Vartan studied at Yerevan’s Kh. Abovian Pedagogical Institute’s “Art of Dance” department. During his studies at the university, Vartan showed enormous talent towards artistic dance directing. Upon graduation, Vartan started teaching at the university as the instructor of the “Stage Folk Dance”. From 1986-1987 he danced with the Armenian National Dance ensemble and in 1987-1994, the “Barekamutiun” National dance ensemble, where the couple remained and continued their artistic careers.
Sona Gevorkian is a dancer, choreographer and a dance instructor. She has performed in many highly respected venues. Everywhere Sona performs she presents Armenian dance with her beauty and grace.
She continues to share her love for dance by teaching many types of dances to all ages. Sona teaches at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School, AGBU Mary Manoogian-Demirdjian School and at Santa Monica College. Sona is a gifted stage performer with a talent for engaging her audience.
Sona has been teaching dance for over 10 years. Her main style of dance is Armenian, but she also teaches many other forms such as jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern and ballroom.
In year 2010, she has been nominated as a “Woman in Art” by Armenian American Chamber of Commerce.