Lia Haraki (b.1975, Limassol) lives and works in Limassol. Studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Soon emerged as one of the leading creative forces in contemporary dance. Has performed all over Europe and taken part in the major festivals. In 2003 she founded her own company, .pelma.lia haraki; in 2005, with four other Cypriot companies, established the Dance House Lemesos, the only space in Cyprus dedicated entirely to contemporary dance. She teaches at the University of Nicosia. Haraki represented Cyprus at the 55th Venice Biennale of Art in a joint exhibition of Cypriot and Lithuanian artists.