Parya is a graduate student in the MFA in Dance: Creative Practice program at Saint Mary's College of California. She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at a top ranking Bay Area university where she conducts clinical and behavioral HIV research. At the age of 7, Parya began studying Persian classical and folk dances in Iran and later trained in New York Style Salsa and belly dancing. She is currently a dance instructor at the Salimpour School of Dance and a member of the Suhaila Dance Company.

Oct 01, 2019
SPEAK: What’s the Big Deal with Cultural Appropriation, and What’s the Path Forward?