Parya Saberi is an Iranian immigrant, dancer, choreographer, researcher, educator, and healthcare professional. She is an Associate Professor at a top-ranking Bay Area university. At the age of 6, Parya began studying Iranian classical and folk dances in Iran and later trained in New York Style Salsa and belly dancing. She received an MFA in Dance from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2021 and has been a member of the Salimpour School of Dance since 2012. Her dance research and interests include the restriction of movement for women dancers in Iran and cultural appropriation in dance.