Katayoun is author of Oriental Dance Curriculum, A Comprehensive Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher, and The Beginner’s Guide to Belly Dance. Both are available globally where books are sold. From 2009 to 2018 she managed the Mosaique studio, which she founded, in the Washington, D.C. area. As its chief instructor and artistic director, she developed expertise in culture-specific aesthetics of dance and music. She is best-known for her work in teaching and performing Arab and Iranian folklore, as well as the Persian dances of her Iranian heritage. Her popular teacher-training courses are offered by Beyond Dance Business Academy.