Shaya Ghassempour grew up in Babol, a small city near the Caspian sea. A passion for French literature and performing arts had her heading to University of Tehran and later to France to obtain a PhD degree in French literature (social semiotics) and do three years research in theater studies. Shaya started teaching when she was a university student and ever since, it has always been an important part of her life. She has taught to all different ages with different backgrounds. Shaya has been also working with different international theater companies and publishing houses for years but a love for teaching and a strong belief in education made her return to the field of education and become a full time teacher.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing and facilitating yoga, playing piano, dancing and writing plays or stories.