Farima Berenji is a scholar and an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, Instructor, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist. She holds a B.S. in Health Science with a Minor in Art History and the Performing Arts, as well as an M.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology with a special emphasis in Persianate Studies (Persian and Central Asian Studies). Following her education, Farima completed her residency with the United Nations and wrote her archaeological thesis Cross-Cultural Education: A Dialog among Cultures and her anthropological dance research Poetry in Motion - an in-depth study on the history of Persian dance mythology, culture, costuming, and expression. Following her thesis, she completed a two year anthropological and humanitarian project Dance, a Dialog among Cultures with the United Nations Association.