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Anna Djanbazian was born and raised in Tehran- Iran. She obtained her B.A. in Classical Ballet and also double majored in International Characteristic Stage dances from Russia.

In 1972 she developed a career as an Artistic Director/Choreographer, performer, teacher and producer, for twelve years. She created numerous dance numbers and full length ballets, including performances principally staged for the foreign guests of late Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran.

 In 1984 Ms. Djanbazian migrated to the United States. In 1988, she succeeded in establishing the Djanbazian Dance Academy in California while accomplishing her M.A. in Modern Dance choreography from UCLA. In 1992 she founded her own dance Company.

As a multiple recipient of Lester Horton Dance Award of 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, winner and recipient of two Dance Awards of Grand Prix Italia of 2005, and honoree of 2007 Diamond Awards for Achievement in Arts, she has choreographed over 150 works to critical acclaim.

In 2004 Ms. Djanbazian’s Dance Company, under the auspices of the Djanbazian Dance Foundation, become a non-profit organization, the first project for the opening presentation was a full evening Ballet of - Komitas”Kroong Bnaver” (Banished but not Forgotten). Under The same continued support the Company in 2006 presented the Contemporary Ballet of “Rumi; Path to Enlightenment”, and in 2007 the Persian Folkloric “Welcome to Persia” choreography.

In summer of 2008 Ms. Djanbazian conducts a workshop for Tirgan Festival in Toronto Canada, alongside with Persian, Armenian & Uzbekistani dance performance.

In March of 2009 her latest full evening choreography “The Ballet of Zal & Rudabeh” based on the mythical tales of SHAHNAMEH premiered at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and in May of 2010 same ballet successfully toured and premiered in New York University’s Skirball Center of Performing Arts.

 Anna Djanbazian Dance Company also successfully has toured nationally & internationally. She performed, lectured, and taught numerous workshops for institutions and educational venues. She has served the greater dance community by participating on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Dance Resource Center for three years. 

She has developed an extensive network of audiences throughout her 38 years of serving the community. She is deeply committed to preserve artistic and cultural heritage.



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