IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta – Dance with us!

Iżfen ma ŻfinMalta 2022-2023

Evening classes suitable for everyone!

18:30, ŻfinMalta Studios from September 2022 – June 2023


As part of ŻfinMalta’s 2022-23 season programme we bring you a new series of community evening classes. Held on Monday evenings at 18:30, with some extra sessions on Tuesdays, these fun and accessible classes address our fundamental human need to move. Classes are open to participants over 18 years of age who are open to exploring the idea of movement from scratch. Individuals from all backgrounds and all levels of fitness and flexibility are invited to participate. Each month classes will alternate between ballet and contemporary dance technique. No previous experience of dance is expected.

Dancing is for everyone, and we all deserve the happiness that movement brings with it


Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri
Mondays at 18:30
12th, 19th, 26th
June: 12th, 19th, 26th
July: 3rd

Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri


IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta offers open ballet classes where participants are guided through the basics to develop skills, strength, confidence and creativity. Classes are led by ŻfinMalta’s Education & Outreach Artist, Martina Zammit. Bookings are to be made online in advance via our booking site.

via booking site

June 2023

Contemporary Mondays at 18:30
12th, 19th, 26th & 3rd July

IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta is the perfect release at the end of a workday. Let yourself go with guest teacher Zoe Camilleri, who will introduce various tools for exploring creative movement and contemporary dance techniques in a safe and stress-free space at ŻfinMalta’s Valletta studios. Contact Zoe Camilleri for bookings.

via email

Important Booking Information


Participation is through bookings online only. Bookings are not accepted at the door.


Classes will go ahead for a minimum of 4 participants per class. Bookings will close at noon on the day of each class, and participants will receive notification of whether the class is on, based on the minimum number of registrations required. Class will be cancelled if numbers are below 4 people. Participants can either opt for a refund for their ballet class ticket, or keep their booked ticket for the next ballet class.

Each class is €12 (including booking fees) or you can purchase a month package (4 sessions) for 40€


You can choose to book either a drop-in session (1 session) or month ticket (4 sessions) for either Ballet with Martina Zammit (via booking site) or for Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri (zoe.camilleri1@gmail.com). You can read more below about our teachers, where to find us, and what to expect when attending a class…


Each class has a maximum capacity for 25 participants.

“If you have ever wanted to do ballet, and never had the courage or the chance, just come, move, and have fun.”

Paolo Mangiola, ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Director

Meet our teachers…

Contemporary with Zoe Camilleri

Iżfen ma' ZfinMalta - Zoe Camilleri leading Community Evening Classes
October, December (2022) February, April, June (2023)
Monday’s at 18:30

for booking, send an email to zoe.camilleri1@gmail.com

About Zoe

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, Francesca Tranter, Lucia Piquero, Paolo Mangiola amongst many others.


As a freelancer, she has performed in various projects both locally and internationally, while teaching dance in places including the University of Malta. Zoe finds inspiration in things that she loves, like the sea, trees, the breaking down of patriarchy, and her dog Julius.

Ballet with Martina Zammit

Septemper, November (2022) January, March, May (2023)
Monday’s at 18:30
About Martina

Education & Outreach Artist Martina was born in Malta in 1987. She first danced with the Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet in Malta, where she studied the Legat System. Martina completed three degrees at the University of Malta, beginning with a Bachelor degree in English and Archaeology, and followed by a Masters in English, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Criticism. She then undertook a Bachelor of Dance Studies, which is where she was introduced to contemporary dance. Martina joined ŻfinMalta as a company dancer in 2014, and since 2018 has been making the transition to the role of Education & Outreach Artist. 

Contemporary with Julienne Schembri

Julienne Schembri for ŻfinMalta open classes December 2022
 May (2023)
Tuesdays at 18:30
About Julienne

Julienne Schembri is an independent artist working in the community and practitioner. She has experience of performing in London, featuring as an ensemble in Wicked in the West End, and working on various projects from Community Dance to Film with artists like Rosemary Lee, Amit Lahav and Anthony Van Laast. As a registered somatic movement educator, Julienne shares her practice locally across various communities; professional practice for ZfinMalta and Opening Doors Malta to community settings like residential care Homes with The Malta Dementia Society. Her latest projects as a performer include ‘Automaniacs’ and ‘H20 Magnifico’ with a professional Mixed Ability Company for Ziguzajg Festival. Independently, she created and performed in the inaugural Dance Festival Malta with the piece ‘UnCharted Origami’ with percussionist Benji Cachia and co-creates with Dance Beyond Borders where the main performative research explores how to create performances that delve into issues like Borders, Connection, Migration and Change. 



September 2022

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Ballet with Martina
October 2022

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Contemporary with Zoe
November 2022

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Ballet with Martina
December 2022

5th, 12th, 19th

Contemporary with Zoe
January 2023

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Ballet with Martina
February 2023

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Contemporary with Zoe
March 2023

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Ballet with Martina
April 2023

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Contemporary with Zoe
May 2023

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Ballet with Martina

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Somatic Practice with Julienne
June 2023

12th, 19th, 26th

Contemporary with Zoe
July 2023


Contemporary with Zoe


Please take the time to read our Open class policy carefully before attending any sessions at ŻfinMalta Studios.


For further information on ZfinMalta’s Education and Participation programmes and to discuss the ŻfinMalta’s Artist Development programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt