Nima Kiann is the Founder and Artistic Director of Les Ballets Persans. Kiann’s concept and vision for establishing an international Persian ballet ensemble, inspired by the cultural and artistic heritage of Iran, premiered in 1998 and had an international impact. A few years later, his visionary and laudable determination resulted in the recreation and revival of the former Iranian National Ballet and Les Ballet Persans was established. The organization has become a representative cultural institution for the Middle Eastern art form of ballet in Europe.
Kiann received his dance education at the Gothenburg Ballet Academy in Sweden and at the École supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower in France. As a cultural administrator, Kiann has been internationally consulting various cultural, peace, and integration organizations such as the International Peace Culture Festival, Biennial Arts and Culture Festival of Tirgan, and Peace Quest International.