Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Birkadze trained at the National Academy of Dance of Tbilisi with Vakhtang Chabukiany. He was invited to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where he graduated with Honors in Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, and Traditional Dance. Birkadze was awarded the Gold Medal in Moscow in World History and Literature. Upon graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, he furthered his studies as a Pedagogy in Dance.
Birkadze has danced and choreographed throughout Europe with an international career dancing for the Bolshoi Ballet, Kremlin Ballet, Corella Ballet de España, CND among others. He was appointed Artistic Director of BMK Company, bringing elite dancers from around the world to perform in their galas.
As a choreographer, Birkadze has created numerous works for world renowned companies and dancers. He has also worked extensively on opera productions rising to Lead Assistant to Production at the Gran Teatro de Liceo, and Assistant Choreographer to David McVicar. He has also worked closely with Yuri Grigorovich, Christopher Wheeldon, Natalia Makarova and performed works especially by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, and Stanton Welch to critical acclaim. Birkadze has since created new works for companies throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States, and was recently on faculty at the Boston Ballet.
Birkadze is currently artistic director of The Dallas Conservatory’s professional division, Classical Training Program, and continues to travel internationally for his choreography and other artistic ventures.