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Parissa, born Persian,
spent most of her early childhood in the south
After relocating to Southern California to pursue her acting career, she discovered her talents for Ballroom Dance. Parissa has been featured dancing all styles of Rhythm, Latin, Salsa, Swing, Smooth, & Theatre Arts.
With an extensive background in performing and teaching all partnering dance styles, Parissa has been specializing in Argentine Tango since 2000, when she and Sandor became partners. They have been very happily married since 2005!
Together, they have been featured in & choreographed for countless Television, Film, & Theatrical Productions, and have participated as Master Instructors in Tango Congresses worldwide.
They have choreographed for U.S. Olympic Ice Dancers Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov, and Bulgarian World Ice Dancing Champions Albena Denkova & Maxim Staviski.
Sandor & Parissa have been the chosen Tango Couple to perform for events presented by the Consulate of the Argentine Republic, as well as for numerous celebrity events & shows presented by stars such as Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Charo, Jennifer Lopez, & many others.
Parissa has worked with several renowned public figures, including Antonio Banderas as his Tango & Ballroom coach, to prepare him for the movie Take the Lead, and she has worked with Halle Berry as her Latin Dance choreographer for a Revlon commercial.
Parissa assists Sandor in choreographing many of the Argentine Tangos on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, including the one performed by Cheryl Burke & Gilles Marini, which was voted "The Best Argentine Tango" ever performed by a celebrity competitor on the show.
Sandor & Parissa have also been featured performing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and were announced as "The Most Spectacular Argentine Tango Dancers in the World."
As well as being a highly revered dance instructor, Parissa has achieved outstanding reviews as an internationally acclaimed choreographer and performer.
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