Shahin Sayadi is an established international artist who has made significant contributions to almost all aspects of performing arts in Canada and beyond. He was born and raised in Abadan, Iran; he moved to Canada in 1986 and has been a resident of California since 2016. Shahin studied technical scenography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. In the past 20 years, he has founded and is the artistic lead on two successful professional arts organizations that are based in Canada but have an impact internationally. In addition to his work with Onelight and Prismatic, Shahin is actively involved in national and regional advocacy and dialogue related equity, diversity and labor issues in Canadian arts.