Shannon Delijani is an Iranian-American Jewish stage director and operatic mezzo-soprano based in Los Angeles. She has performed across the US as well as overseas in Italy and France.
Shannon is also a multi-disciplinary theater artist and has written, directed, and produced two films based on classical art songs by Schumann and Poulenc.
Shannon holds a Master of Music from Mannes in New York City and Bachelors in Music from USC’s Thornton School of Music.


Female Iranian-American creatives will come together in conversation to discuss their passions, their experience pursuing unconventional careers, and navigating a culture that might not always see eye-to-eye. This is an open, organic dialogue — an opportunity to share, empathize, and feel a greater sense of support when it comes to taking the road less traveled.  

The producer of this series is the talented Jasmine Elist. Jasmine is an alum of The Groundlings Theatre Sunday Company and continues to perform sketch and improv comedy in theaters across Los Angeles.