Interview with Radio Pooya!

Spotlight on Shahzrad!

SF Weekly – Spread the Steps – Dance and Diaspora SF Weekly – Layla Means Night: King Kills His Brides Over and Over Again – Layla Means Night SF Examiner – ODC series spotlights Persian dance – Dance and Diaspora

Layla Means Night – SOLD OUT!

Rosanna Gamson’s piece titled, Layla Means Night, showcased at ODC Theater in San Francisco October 30 – November 3, 2013. The performance was a huge success and received several reviews:


Shahrzad Dance Academy Students Featured as Part of Persian New Year Celebrations, from “West County Times”

Shahrzad Dance Academy classes Help Preserve Traditional Persian Dance in Orinda, CA, from the “Contra Costa Sun,” 2002

Miramonte Students earn P.E. Credit through Shahrzad’s Dance Class, from the “Contra Costa Sun,” 2000

Shahrzad Dance Academy Provides Persian Dance to Growing International Community in San Ramon, CA, from “The Sunday Times,” 2006

Shahrzad’s Dance Style Bridges East and West, from “The Sunday Times,” 2006

Shahrzad Introduces Persian Dance to San Francisco State University for the First Time

Shahrzad Speaks of Dance as a Language, 2000

English translation of article coming soon…

Review of SDA Instructional Video, “Classical Persian Dance: Level 1,” from “Video Librarian,”1999

Shahrzad Brings Innovation to Traditional Persian Choreography

English translation of article coming soon…

Interview w/Shahrzad about Creating a Formal Persian Dance Style, from “The Iranian,” 1997

Click here to read article in Persian

English translation of article coming soon…

Shahrzad Preserves Persian Dance through Performance with Eastern Arts, from “,” 1999

Shahrzad First Persian Dancer to Perform in Costa Rica, article from “La Nacion,” photo from “La Prensa Libre,” 2008

English translations of articles coming soon…

SDA has been a guest of:

(U.S. Invitations)

Atash Musical Ensemble (Austin, TX) Avaz International Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) Baha’i Centers (San Franciso, CA and Chicago, IL) California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA) Eastern Arts (Salt Lake City, UT) Miami University (Miami, FL) Nahaal Scholarship Funds (Berkeley, CA) Neva Russian Dance Ensemble (San Francisco, CA) Payvand Persian language and […]

Shahrzad Discusses her Teaching Methodology, from “The Orinda News,” May/June 2000


Shahrzad performs an excerpt from a Persian dance and talks about the Iranian American identity: