Tag: Iraqi Ballet

Ballet in the Combat Zone: How Leezan Salam is Going the Distance in the Wake of the Iraq War

Following the aftermath of the Iraq War (2003–11), ballet teacher Leezan Salam is cultivating a generation of young dancers in Baghdad through her dance school, Iraqi Ballet. Salam founded the ballet school in 2013, and, since then, it has grown into a place of inspiration and enrichment for young dancers—but not without the challenges that […]