Ahlam Dirani is a performer, clown doctor, facilitator, and trainer. Having studied acting and directing at the Lebanese University (LU) Faculty of Fine arts in 2009, she is interested in developing dramatic tools inspired by social theatre and drama therapy to heal and bring about (or effect) personal change. In 2015, she finished her executive Master's "Psychosocial Support and Dialogue" at the LU and IOM. In 2017, she started researching about physical movement, relating to the political body. Through combining Butoh, sensorial movement, clowning, and storytelling, she seeks a quality of presence and aliveness in the relationship with a sociopolitical context.