Winner of numerous salsa championships and founder of the shines brothers professional dance team, Artia was born in the capital city of Tehran/Iran. He chased his dream to dance out of Iran were dancing was only done behind closed doors. Artia has now been travelling and sharing his unique style as well as his love and passion for Latin dancing around the world. He is one of the most regarded upcoming professionals in the Australian scene and is sought after for his style, energy, teaching and social dancing all around the world.
2nd place in the Solo category at 2016 World Salsa Championship in Hong Kong, 3rd place in World Latin Dance Cup.1st place in the Professional Solo and Couple categories at the Salsa solo Championships in Brisbane.
Artia won 1st place for various Australian Championship titles in the Solo, Team, and Partnered categories. He has studied Latin dancing and been mentored by some of Australia and worlds best including 8 time world champion Oliver Pineda and world renown teacher choreographer and promoter Jaime Jesus Manuelian. He also trained in ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, and jazz with Robert Sturrock and the Industry Dance Academy, and was a member of the elite “Modus Vivendi” salsa team competing in world level competitions.