Lina Haramy

G.C., 2004



I came back to Palestine and decided I need to change my career and focus more on dance, which I did. We worked on a contemporary dance piece called “At the Checkpoint” to share with the outside world our day-to-day stories on the checkpoint facing the apartheid wall.

I went through an unexpected, life changing experience of getting married to a wonderful man (Fajer, meaning dawn) and had a beautiful little baby girl, NARA, born on October 8th, 2006 . Her name is derived from fire (nar) in Arabic. It is the singular of fire, and is usually referred to the fire within a burning coal (which is usually the potential of something wonderful). She is a true miracle, and we are both so much in love with her. As soon as we lay our eyes on her, all our troubles disappear, and, in that sense, I think she is a miracle worker. We are still trying to get her papers from the Israeli authorities, as she is the result of a mixed marriage (a Jerusalem Palestinian, and a Ramallah Palestinian). Hope all goes well on that front.

I am currently director of the first Theater Dance School in Palestine, my input in conflict transformation for youth and children within the Palestinian society.

This profile was last updated March 23, 2014