Melieka Fathi

Artistic Director & Choreographer

Melieka Fathi is a choreographer, instructor, and performer of Classical Iranian dances. Her unique style is defined as a blend of historic roots and diasporic inspirations. As the daughter of Iranian immigrants, her passion for dance was paved through a sacred connection to Iranian arts, and by the exploration of her identity as an Iranian-American woman.

She is the founder and artistic director of the Melieka Fathi Dance Company based in Los Angeles, California; and has worked with world-renowned artists and organizations in an effort to preserve and expand upon Iranian arts within diaspora communities.

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In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance” – Rumi