Shirin is a native of Iran. She received her early training at the Conservatory of Fine Arts in Tehran, under the direction of Bijan Kalantari. In 1975, she moved to United States and continued her training in Santa Barbara with Tamara Kinsell and by age 15 was performing principal roles in major classics with the Santa Barbara Ballet. During her early years, she received scholarships to North Carolina School of the Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet and San Francisco Ballet school summer programs. Ms Keyani-Rose has served as dancer, faculty member and ballet mistress to Sacramento Ballet. Shirin joined Alonzo King LINES Ballet in 1989; she has been a faculty member of LINES Education Programs, as well as the LINES Ballet Summer Program Director.