IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta Summer Intensive 9-17 years!

Experience the transformational power of dance and get moving with ŻfinMalta on the 1st and 2nd August 2024 as part of our first ever Iżfen ma’ ŻfinMalta Intensive, led by ŻfinMalta company dancers Pearl Calleja and Amber Van Veen. These fun and accessible classes address our fundamental human need to move. 

14 – 17 year olds 

Thu 1st August / 10:00 – 12:30 

Fri 2nd August / 10:00 – 12:30


9 – 13 year olds 

Thu 1st August / 13:30 – 16:00 

Fri 2nd August / 13:30 – 16:00


ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta
ZfinMalta National Dance Company Summer Intensive Iżfen ma' ŻfinMalta square

This summer ŻfinMalta welcomes young aspiring dancers on a journey into the world of professional dance as the Iżfen series introduces its first Intensive! Iżfen ma’ ŻfinMalta’s Summer Intensive is especially dedicated to children and young people between 9 – 17 years old. Immerse yourself in ŻfinMalta’s diverse repertoire while discovering the artistry within. From mastering choreography to unleashing your creativity as a choreographer, experience a day in the life of a professional dancer. Join us for an unforgettable summer intensive of movement, expression, and endless possibilities on the dance floor.  


Led by ŻfinMalta company dancers Amber Van Veen and Pearl Calleja, these classes are designed for children and young people to experience ŻfinMalta’s repertoire as well as explore creative movement sessions. Pearl & Amber will guide you through an experience of company life.  


Do you dream of becoming a professional dancer or just wanna move your body and dance? Join us this summer! 


Bookings to be made at: pearlcalleja@gmail.com 



Cost: €55 full intensive / €30 1-day drop-in  



Participants attending classes must fill out ŻfinMalta’s participation form in advance of attendance: Only one form needs to be filled out per participant, for the season. Please check out our class policy prior to attending classes and for further details.

Book the Summer intensive via email to pearlcalleja@gmail.com or bamberina@hotmail.com

Meet Pearl Calleja

Pearl Calleja was born in Malta in 2002. She started dance at the age of five and has since trained in classical ballet, contemporary, and Spanish dance and graduated from Seed Dance Studios in 2019. She furthered her studies in contemporary at Dance Arts Faculty in Rome.  Pearl was also nominated for the Young Artist of the Year Award in the 2022 edition of Premju ghall-Arti. She joined ŻfinMalta as an apprentice in 2020 and as a company dancer in 2021. 

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios 

Pearl Calleja Company Dancer ŻfinMalta National Dance Company Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Meet Amber Van Veen

Meet Amber van Veen, a 24-year-old dancer born in Amsterdam. Her dance journey started at the Dutch National Ballet Academy and culminated at Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. After a year of training with Ballet Flanders she found her place in Malta with ŻfinMalta, where she is happily dancing for almost 5 years. In these years she experienced & learned a lot about choreography making and is happy to pass her knowledge to young movers in the Iżfen classes. 

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios 

Amber Van Veen ŻfinMalta company dancer Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)

Policy and Participation

Check out our Class Policy for details on getting to the location and preparing for sessions.


For further adult sessions held under the Izfen ma’ ZfinMalta programme: https://www.zfinmalta.org/education-and-participation/dance-with-us/


For further opportunities to participate: https://www.zfinmalta.org/events


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