Persian Dance Program Director | Annie discovered her love of dance and performance at an early age, starting with figure skating and ballet. After moving to the DC area, Annie spent several years as a member of the Nomad Dancers, where she was immediately drawn to the energy and artistry of Central Asian and Middle Eastern dance styles. She has performed Persian, Afghani, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uighur, and Turkish dances throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond.
In Fall 2013, she participated in a performance and cultural tour with the Nomad Dancers in Uzbekistan, presenting traditional Uzbek dances by choreographer Olimdjon Beknazarov. In addition to Central Asian and Middle Eastern cultural dances, Annie has also studied and performed ballet, belly dance, Bollywood, and fusion choreographies.