Banafsheh Amiri is an Iranian dancer, choreographer and instructor with her unique signature style of Persian dance. Her choreography is a creative mixture of classical, folkloric, sacred rituals and contemporary dances of Persia.
She is a BA graduate in Fine Art (Alzahra University of Tehran, Iran-2006), and a MA graduate in Interior Design (university of Brighton, UK-2009).
Banafsheh has started dancing classical Iranian from an early age in Iran (in 1992) and has spent more than 18 years of training in various styles of dances from all over the world both in Iran and Europe; Including Iranian classical & Folkloric Dances, Flamenco, Latin-Salsa Cubana, Contemporary Dance and basic Ballet. She has also been trained in the field of traditional Iranian vocals (Persian Radif_Avazi) since 2013.
Since 2006, she has devoted herself to innovate Iranian choreography and created her own style to expand the vocabulary of her homeland dances. Banafsheh’s unique style contains detailed and delicate movements to express the emotions, elegance, femininity and natural elements of Persian ladies. Due to the mentioned factors, she named her unique style, Miniature.
Banafsheh has over 14 years of experience as a solo dancer and instructor. She is also the founder of Miniature Dance Academy (for ladies only) and the artistic director of Miniature Dance Group since 2012, which has performed in several Performances for women in Tehran-Iran.