Dance Towards Peace, How it all started...

Dance Towards Peace is a self funded initiative that was established in 2007, in Amman - Jordan, where Fady and Abby met. Abby, newly stationed to Jordan by work, was introduced to Fady, who had been studying Medicine in Amman for the past four years, at a dance night. Despite coming from two conflicting countries (America and Iraq), the dance duo quickly overcame any differences that may have been previously conceived.   This enabled them to realize their myriad of similarities. Together, they created DTP’s first dance, Para Los Ninos (For the Children), stemming from their passion to create awareness of child suffering in developing countries. 

Para Los Ninos, a dance combining both modern and salsa, was the first dance created in this effort. It was debuted in the city of Eilat, Israel infront of a crowd of 4,000 spectators. Fady and Abby have also performed this choreography at the 6th International UK Congress, the 6th International Medsalsa Congress in Israel, Spain's first International Salsa congress in Grandia, Valencia, Dubai's Salsa Festival and UNICEF's 3rd Arab humanitarian forum on the rights of the child in Dubai, UAE.     


The DTP Logo        

The DTP logo was created by Ms. Ola Badran, our dear friend from Jordan.  Inside the D is a dove holding an olive branch symbolizing peace.  The eye of the dove is also a child dancing representing the children that DTP is creating awareness for.



Abby Lindenberg:

Dancer, choreographer and instructor based in Istanbul, Turkey. Her successful dance career has traveled her around the world from New York to Dubai, the UK to Spain. She has worked with artists such as Liza Minnelli and Jimmy Fallon on Broadway and MTV. Specializing in jazz and salsa, Abby also performs hip hop and lyrical. No stranger to the stage, she has most recently been traveling in Turkey performing with Bossphorus Style, Istanbul’s lead entertainment group. When she is not dancing, she is an avid traveler and explorer. She has worked professionally in three continents in just three years

More about Abby: www.abbylindenberg.com



Fady Hannah-Shmouni, MD:

I am an internal medicine resident at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center (YSR). I completed my undergraduate medical training at the University of Jordan School of Medicine, followed by a postgraduate research and clinical training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, where I became interested in the genetics of the endocrine system. My interests include dancing, travelling, and playing on the pipe organ and congas.