On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8th, 2018 we teamed up with Darine Alashy of ‘A Minute Marvel’ to celebrate some particularly awesome women!
Shireen is an architect turned choreographer. She worked for a number of years at award-winning architectural practices Rogers Stirk and Harbour, Universal Design Studio and Sahel Al Hiyari Architects. In 2012, whilst living in London and fed up with spending her days confined to a desk chair, she took a leap of faith and left her successful career in architecture to study contemporary dance at the Trinity Laban conservatoire, a leading centre for contemporary dance and music. The decision transformed her life. Since then she has been creating thought provoking dance works that have been exhibited in Jordan and the UK. Her short dance film ‘Sarmad’ screened in over 15 festivals internationally and won the experimental film award at the Mosaic World Film Festival in 2016. In addition to dance making, Shireen is committed to dance teaching and has regularly shared her passion with others at various institutions in Amman.