Irma Nioradze was born in Tbilisi (Georgia). She graduated from Tbilisi School of Ballet and then studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class Prof. Tatiana Udalenkova). In 1988 she joined the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, and then in 1992 she joined the Mariinsky Theatre, where she became principal in 1992.
The Sleeping Beauty (La Fee de Lilac/ Princess Aurora), Swan Lake (Odette-Odile), Le Corsaire (Medora), La Bayadere (Nikia, Gamzatti), Raymonda (Raymonda), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema), Don Quixote (Kitri), Giselle (Giselle), "Paquita" Grand pas (Soloist), Sheherazade (Zobeide), Firebird (Firebird), The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu), Symphony in C (1st movement), Jewels (Rubies), Roland Petit`s Carmen (Carmen), Poeme de l`Extase, Le Baiser de la Fee (La Fee), Manon (Manon).
Honoured Artist of Russia (2002)
Prizewinner of The International Ballet Competition (Jackson, 1991)