Maryam Mehrjui grew up in Tehran.  She has lived in France and has been working and studying in New York City for the past twelve years.  She studied theater at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing, Tisch School of the Arts, attended summer courses at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, mask and clowning, Butoh and Suzuki workshops in New York City. She has participated in multiple movement courses at Movement Research and Body Mind Centering programs.  Maryam has also written, directed and performed her own plays in different venues across New York City, and appeared in works by John Jesurun, Merry Conway from Conway and Pratt Projects and Lee Breuer from Mabou Mines.  In addition, she has been part of Total Theater Lab Productions for eight years where with Caroline Thomas they have held acting courses for children.  Her father, who currently works in Iran, was one of the founders of the new wave of Iranian cinema in the 1960’s.  Maryam has appeared in some of her father’s movies as a child actor, and in a few short movies made in Iran in recent years.  Maryam also works as a registered nurse and is currently studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. For more information please check: www.heartbodymindacu.com