ŻfinMalta March 2023 Open Classes



Get your March mornings moving in a class with the ŻfinMalta company dancers and two of our expert guest teachers. In March 2023 ŻfinMalta is offering two weeks of Open Classes! Week 8 of the ŻfinMalta open class season is led by Zoe Camilleri teaching contemporary accompanied by percussionist Luke Baldacchino. In Week 9, contemporary techniques are further developed by Nico Monaco.

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Mixed Open Class package

Our mixed Open Class Package allows you to pick any 5 sessions between the 13th - 17th and 20th - 24th March 2023. If you purchase this package, we kindly ask you to contact martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt to confirm the dates you'll be attending.

Booking note

Please scroll through the dates to view the various booking options on each date.

Late Class - Thu 16th March

Please take note of the different class timing on Thursday 16th March 2023

Minimum Age


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ŻfinMalta provides an open and inclusive space where participants can further develop their professional practice, make connections, and experience life inside Malta’s National Dance Company. 

March 2023 Open Classes 


Week 8: Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri accompanied by percussionist Luke Baldacchino 

13th – 15th & 17th March 2023 

Time: 10:00–11.15  

16th March 2023  

Time: 11:30 – 12:45 

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta  


Zoe Camilleri, is back leading professional contemporary morning classes, this time accompanied by live percussion by Luke Baldacchino! 

These classes will provide an exploration of movement through rhythm, dynamic, release and joy. A mix of guided improvisations and set phrases that will progress in their playfulness, explosiveness and complexity as the week goes along. Accompanying the classes is musician Luke Baldacchino. 



About Zoe Camilleri 


Maltese- based freelance artist and dancer, Zoe Camilleri, started her dance training with the College of Dance. She later 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. She has worked with choreographers such as Iván Pérez, Jose Agudo, Mavin Khoo, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Francesca Tranter, Lucia Piquero, Paolo Mangiola amongst many others.  As a freelancer, she has been involved in various projects both locally and internationally. Her roles include those of performer, teacher, choreographer, movement director and movement coach. She is a regular teacher at ŻfinMalta, teaching company class and leading the contemporary open sessions of Iżfen. Alongside her dancing career, Zoe is also part of the sewing and garment making world. She owns a slow fashion, small business brand called Zowij.Makes. In the past year she has coordinated and made costumes for ŻfinMalta's production Żfin Made, and The New Victorians’ 'Il- Fidwa tal- Bdiewa'. 


About Luke Baldacchino 


Luke Baldacchino is a freelance multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, and certified music educator. He regularly performs as a percussionist with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and as a session musician with various artists and companies, both locally and abroad. Luke is Founder and Director of both The Tailors (an eclectic music-entertainment ensemble) and Ritmik (a music- education enterprise). Luke is committed towards the active involvement of persons with learning disabilities in the performing arts. He is actively involved with Opening Doors Association, and has been leading the Music Group since its birth. Luke holds a first class BA (Hons) in percussion performance, and a post-graduate certificate in music education (PGCE), both from the University of Malta. 




Week 9: Contemporary with Nicola Monaco  

Monday 20th - Friday 24th March 2023 

Time: 10:00–11.15  

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta  


About Nico Monaco 


Nicola Monaco started his training in dance at the age of 19 in Italy, where he studied contemporary and ballet. In 2001, he attended the professional course of Aterballetto under the direction of Mauro Bigonzetti. In 2003, Nicola had the opportunity to work for the award winning Dutch dance company Emio Greco/PC. He worked until 2008, touring their productions worldwide. He moved to London in 2009, where he had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Akram Khan, Gregory Maquoma, Tom Dale, The Featherstonehaughs and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. In 2012, he was appointed as Rehearsal Director for Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble. Nicola has been working with Akram Khan Company since 2013 and has toured internationally with productions such as iTMOi, Kaash (Revival) and XENOS. In 2019, he was appointed as Assistant Choreographer for Chotto Xenos directed by Sue Buckmaster. In his role with AKC, he restaged Company repertory for Stuttgart Ballet, Stanislavsky Theatre, Introdans and IT Dansa. Nicola also holds the official qualification to teach the Double Skin/Double Mind methodology of ICK/Amsterdam (Emio Greco/PC).


Booking information: 

Our 5-session package fee can now be booked over the two weeks! Our mixed Open Class Package allows you to pick any 5 sessions out of ZfinMalta March 2023 Open Classes for a discounted price.

If you purchase this bonus package, we kindly ask you to contact martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt to confirm the dates you'll be attending.  


For updates and information on the ŻfinMalta's 2022 - 2023 season Open Classes: https://www.zfinmalta.org/education-and-participation/open-classes/ whilst our evening class programme is available here: https://www.zfinmalta.org/education-and-participation/dance-with-us/


Before attending any movement sessions under the umbrella of ZfinMalta’s Education and Participation programme, we require you hand in a signed copy of our participation form. It can be handed over to the Education Artist in hard copy or sent in soft copy to martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt  



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