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Company Open Classes with ŻfinMalta National Dance Company: Join our company dancers for their morning warm-up for the last time this season! Join Zoe Camilleri for Contemporary from the 24th-28th June, and Nicola Micallef for Vinyasa Yoga from 1st-5th July. Drop-in tickets available, aswell as a 5-class package, from which you can choose 5 classes across this two week period.

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Jun 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2024
Jul 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 2024

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Every month ŻfinMalta opens its doors to local and international professional dance artists and students following vocational training to join the ŻfinMalta dancers during their morning practice. Led by a cast of venerable local and international guest teachers, classes are varied and challenging and include somatic, contemporary, ballet, and yoga practices. ŻfinMalta company open classes provide a safe and inclusive space for dancers to further develop a professional practice, make connections, and experience life within the national dance company. Classes are open to experienced dancers, as well as those enrolled in vocational training. 


Age: 18+* 

 *We consider participation from younger individuals on a case-to-case basis, usually accepting requests from participants pursuing vocational training. Interested participants under the age of 18 may contact martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt in advance of booking their tickets. 

Cost: €10 per session / 5 sessions for €35 (booking fees apply) 


On purchasing the 5-session package for these weeks, we kindly ask you to contact martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt to confirm the dates you'll be attending.     



24 - 28 June 2024, 10:00 – 11:15 

Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri 

This week of Company Open Classes is led by Zoe Camilleri who will be leading classes that will build in energy, rhythm and complexity as the week goes along.  


“We will play with ideas of inertia, suspension and accumulation of speed to help us focus on the qualities needed in the body to hit certain accents while softening in the inbetweens. We will then put these qualities and discoveries in practice through structured phrases and exercise, accompanied by carefully selected, mostly groovy music.” 



About Zoe Camilleri 

Maltese- based freelance artist and dancer, Zoe Camilleri, started dancing at the age of 3 with the College of Dance. At the age of 18 she went into full- time training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. After graduating she returned to her home island to join the first ensemble of dancers of ŻfinMalta, first as an apprentice and for the next three years as a full-time dancer. Throughout her career she has performed extensively both locally and internationally, working with choreographers such as Iván Pérez, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Jose Agudo, Mavin Khoo, Francesca Tranter, Lucia Piquero, Paolo Mangiola amongst others. Her roles further include that of teacher, movement director, choreographer and rehearsal director. Zoe is also a seamstress, owning a sustainable fashion brand called Zowij.Makes, where she handmakes custom made clothing out of vintage and pre-loved fabrics. 



1 - 5 July 2024, 10:00 – 11:15 

Vinyasa Yoga with Nicola Micallef 

“a lively dance of awakening supported by mindfulness meditation and breath awareness” 


Nicola’s yoga classes are a blend of active and receptive Vinyasa yoga practice with a focus on alignment. This form of Hatha yoga cultivates strength and flexibility. The aim of this week’s yoga practice is to establish a profound mind-body connection, stretching and strengthening the body, in a calm and supportive manner. With the occasional use of essential oils, we may enhance our attention to our breath, stimulating a deeper sensory experience as we move. You are invited to apply clarity, relax into openness, and be inspired through a creative flow, to access a deeper connection to our mental and physical structure. 




About Nicola Micallef 

Nicola Micallef, born in Malta 1999, began her Cecchetti Classical Ballet training with the Dance Workshop, where she developed a fascination for Contemporary Dance. She went on to pursue her career with ŻfinMalta National Dance Company, joining the company in 2017, under direction of Artistic Director, Paolo Mangiola. Following her four years of working intensively with the company, she embarked on a freelance career and relocated to Berlin, Germany. Within her career, she has collaborated with a range of choreographers, including Roy Assaf, Jacopo Godani, Sergiu Matis, Mavin Khoo and Jose Agudo, performing on both local and international stages.  


In addition to her passion for artistic movement, Nicola has cultivated a profound interest in the art of yoga. In December 2022, she completed her 200-hour teacher training program at La Casa Shambala in Thailand, where she attained certification in both Hatha and Vinyasa styles. She currently leads Vinyasa, Self-Massage and Aromatherapy classes alongside her ongoing dance projects in Berlin. 

Participants attending classes must fill out ŻfinMalta Participation form in advance of attendance: https://forms.gle/YqxM9DJTahcZ1uGH9                

Please check out our Class Policy prior to attending classes and for further details.