Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva

Tour of Iran

April 8-11, 2021

Melieka Fathi – Choreographer

Melieka Fathi is a young Iranian-American choreographer, instructor, and performer of Persian, Sufi, and Middle Eastern/Silk Road dance. As the American-born daughter of Iranian immigrants, she discovered a deep passion for embracing her cultural identity through the dance, music, poetry, and language of her parent’s homeland. She began her artistic journey at a very early age; receiving formal training in Persian dance under masters Niosha Nafei and Shahrzad Khorsandi in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her personal dance style is what she refers to as a fusion of her background and her connection to dance and culture.