Maryam Malmir is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tarab, Persian Contemporary Performing Arts. She is a contemporary dancer and choreographer in Iran. She received her master’s in Industrial Engineering, System Management and Productivity in 2010 and applied her education in art management. She has been selected for ATSA, Arthink South Asia fellowship 2019-2020 and she is a 2020, 2021 and 2022 ISPA, International Society for the Performing Arts fellow. Right now she is curating and producing the MENA Artists Connectivity online programme, an episodic series devoted to addressing issues in the field of art in Middle East and North Africa.