The Niosha Dance Academy, founded by Niosha Nafei in 1992, preserves, produces, and performs traditional and contemporary dances from the Iranian/Persian cultural world. Our aim is to create a platform for aspiring talent, young and the young at heart to receive structured dance training in various styles of traditional and modern Persian dance as well as belly-dancing. Since 1992 Niosha Dance Academy has been dedicated to providing a fun, and healthy learning environment for performing arts, dance, and choreography. Our aim is to make each student achieve their goal and be the best dancer they can be. Niosha Dance Academy performs throughout the US at cultural arts festivals, local community events, as well as producing their own annual performance in the San Francisco Bay Area, and strives to maintain and enhance the awareness of Persian dance and culture.