later became a dance instructor at the Iranian National Academy while dancing
and touring with the Academy's performing groups. In addition to instruction
at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts for the Ministry of Culture and Art, he
choreographed and taught at various academies affiliated with the Iranian
Ministry. He has also lectured and instructed at the Ministry of Education
Mr. Abdollah Nazemi founded
Pars National Ballet Company in 1966. In the four decades since
its founding, the company has performed in many cities in Iran,
the Middle East, Europe, Canada and the United States.
as he prefers to be called, was born in 1937 in Tehran, Iran. He
started his dance career in Tehran in 1954 with the Iranian National
Academy of Ballet under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture
and Art. His instructors were William Dollar and Ivon Patterson
from the American Ballet Theatre and Anna Cox and Miro and Sandra
Zolan, from the Royal Ballet in London. He also studied throughout
Europe and the U.S. with various teachers.
has produced and directed programming National Iranian Radio and Television,
including more than 240 programs of dance and over 56 films, including
folkloric, traditional Iranian national dances, modern and classical works.
He has also arranged and choreographed dance scenes in Iranian musical
films, as well as various other films, including Caravan starring Anthony
Quinn. To date, he has choreographed over 40 full-length classical, modern,
and Iranian ballet works.
Nazemi and Pars National Ballet are based in Los Angeles, California.
The Canadian branch of the company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia
under the direction of his sister-in-law, Azita Sahebjam www.vancouverpnb.com
addition to regular performances in Southern California, the company has
toured extensively throughout
the United States as well as Europe and Australia.