Parya is a contemporary Iranian dancer. She started classical and folk Iranian dancing at age 6. For over 10 years, she trained in New York Style Salsa and has been belly dancing for over 10 years. She has received training in Horton Technique, West African dancing, and ballet. She received her MFA in Dance from Saint Mary's College and has recently produced, co-directed, choreographed, and performed in her performance Dancing with Hafez.