Mariam Darchia (Apprentice) is a native of Tbilisi, Georgia and has trained at the Tbilisi State Ballet School and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Under the direction of Nina Ananiashvili, Mariam performed with the Georgian State Ballet company in Don Quixote, Giselle, From Siberia to Moscow, and The Nutcracker. After graduation, she studied at The University of Performing Arts in Munich, where she danced with the Bayerisches Staatsballet 2. In 2013, she was awarded a silver medal at the Tanzolymp International Ballet Competition. Mariam was a New York City finalist in 2013 at the Youth America Grand Prix where she received a full scholarship of traineeship with The Washington Ballet. This is Mariam's first season with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.