Miriam Peretz is an internationally acclaimed performing artist and instructor specializing in traditional and contemporary dances from the Silk Road (Persia & Central Asia,) and the Middle East. She has been a principle dancer with Inbal Ethnic Dance Theater Company (Israel), Wan-Chao Chang Dance Company (Bay Area), as well as a featured soloist in festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has served as the assistant artistic director, choreographer and principle dancer of Ballet Afsaneh dance company (Bay Area) for over a decade.