FULL-LENGTH PRODUCTIONS: Producer/ Director/ Choreographer
Musee des Femmes -- 2004-2005 – Hollywood’s Historic Ivar Theater, Los Angeles
Sita’s Fire -- 2006 – Theater Unlimited, Los Angeles
Musee des Femmes -- 2008 – Zipper Factory Theater, NY
Twitchers -- 2009 – The House of Yes, NY
Sex and Taboo -- 2010-2011 – Galapagos Art Space & Le Poisson Rouge, NY
Winter in the Woods -- 2011 – The Bushwick Starr, NY
Cloud Cuckooland -- 2016 - The House of Yes, NY
Legs on the Wall “Break a Leg” Residency, Sydney AUS - Accepted 2020 - postponed by Covid
Critical Path Research Room Residency, Sydney AUS - Accepted 2020 - postponed by Covid
Performance Series Residency-- 2014 - Dixon Place, NY - The Ballad Tree W.I.P.
Performance Series Residency -- 2014 - Dixon Place, NY - Cloud Cuckooland W.I.P.
1994-PRESENT, ongoing Folk & Contemporary Dance training
2000-2010, Abdollah Nazemi, Classical Ballet and Persian Folk Dance
1996, BA, University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television
1989, Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London - Theater, Dance, Voice
1986-1990, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Academy of the Classics - Theater, Dance, Voice
PERFORMANCE & TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS:
Artistic Director - Desert Sin: 1999 - Current
A theatrical dance company. Originally founded in Los Angeles, Desert Sin is still active today in New York.
Create original vignettes for special events and festivals around the world, as well as original, full-length production runs. Involved in all levels of development including story, design, music production, and direction.
PRIMARY DANCER – PARS NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY: 1999 - 2009
Lead company member in Pars National Ballet Company, directed by Abdollah Nazemi. Nazemi was trained in the National Ballet’s Ministry of Culture and Art’s ballet program. After the revolution in 1980, which banned all dance performances, Nazemi emigrated and re-established his company in Los Angeles. From LA, the company toured throughout Asia, Europe and North America. His passion for dance and preservation of Iranian folk dances was passed down to his many students.
SOLO ARTIST - ONGOING
Perform internationally with Desert Sin, as well as a solo performance artist for charitable and corporation events with choreography, improvisation, and character work. Both solo and group work has been performed live as well as for commercial television.
EXPERIMENTAL THEATER/DANCE WORKSHOPS: 2005 – CURRENT
Tour with workshops around the world helping performers at all levels to learn and explore various structures, processes, and techniques through experimental movement with an emphasis on creation as a healing power. Co-founder of weekend-intensive seminars (X-MED) with Dr. Laura Osweiler - these seminars specialize in courses geared towards teaching dancers basic theater production knowledge as well as character and story development.