By Paula Schwartz
SAN FRANCISCO (New York Times) — Vanessa Andrea Zahorian and Davit Karapetyan were married Monday at City Hall here by Andrea Goldman, a deputy marriage commissioner. On June 11, the couple had a religious ceremony at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan, where Zenon Barseghyan, an Armenian Apostolic Orthodox priest, officiated.
The bride, 32, and the bridegroom, 30, are principal dancers with the San Francisco Ballet.
The bride graduated from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. She is the daughter of Patricia J. Zahorian of New Cumberland, Penn. and Dr. George Thomas Zahorian of Hershey, Penn. The bridegroom, who trained at the Armenian School of Ballet, is the son of Melanya Karapetyan and Rashid Karapetyan of Yerevan.
At the end of June 2004, Karapetyan, who was a dancer with the Zurich Ballet, arrived on the
West Coast for an audition with the San Francisco Ballet. Zahorian noticed him right away.