Banafsheh Amiri

Miniature Academy of Art Performance

A calm and friendly space for ladies to learn, to create and perform the art of dance and performance. Delivering a positive atmosphere not only to improve their movement skills but also to make the students feel good about themselves through learning the art of performance.


Banafsheh’s Iranian Dance courses cover an extensive training of Persian footsteps, detailed hand movements, turn techniques and understanding the rhythm of classical, traditional and folkloric music of Iranian. Miniature-Classes also offer the students an opportunity to learn the vocabulary of her unique dance style, known as Shiveh-ye- Miniature.


Miniature Dance collective endeavours to give a deeper meaning of Iranian dance. These all result in multiple performances for ladies over the years.

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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 dance 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 individual dance style and her dance group 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.
Students enrol in a series of 4 week class programs. All Classes meet for 1 to 2 hours, up to 3 days per week.
Looking to learn to dance in a one-to-one setting? Our Private dance lessons in Miniature Academy can help you set and reach your goals effectively.

Banafsheh’s online classes offer students an opportunity to learn the vocabulary of her Iranian dance style, also known as Banafsheh - Miniature Dance Method.

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