Robert Parker: Ballet Intensive and Company Classes

ŻfinMalta's ballet intensive with Robert Parker
Ballet Intensive (11+) & Open classes (18+):



Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th November 2022



Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta



€40 (full  intensive)
€9 (Drop-in open classes)

This edition of ŻfinMalta’s Ballet Intensive is led by Robert Parker, Director of Elmhurst Ballet School.


ŻfinMalta, in collaboration with the Mediterranean Conference Centre, are looking forward to hosting Robert Parker to lead a 3-day intensive to scout the Maltese Islandsfor talent!


According to their age, participants have the option to join ZfinMalta’s company dancers during their morning classes with Robert Parker, or, join in an exclusive 3.5 hour intensive split over two sessions, in which Robert will guide participants through:


A Ballet class
A Repertoire workshop
A chat with Robert about Elmhurst Ballet school & available possibilities for career pathways


Ballet Intensive with Robert Parker (11+)

Dates & Times:

11 – 14 years old :

Thursday 24th November / 19:00 –20:30 / Ballet class

Saturday 26th November / 15:00 – 17:00 / Repertoire workshopElmhurst career pathways



15+ years old :

Fri 25th November/ 19:00 – 20:30 / Ballet class

Sat 26th November / 12:00 – 14:00 /  Repertoire workshopElmhurst career pathways


3.5 hour intensive, 40

Company Open Classes with Robert Parker (18+)

Dates & Times:

Thurday 24th & Friday 25th November:

10:00 – 11:30 / Morning Company Classes (18+ years old)


Drop-in classes/ €9

Robert Parker for ŻfinMaltas ballet intensive in Apollo
Robert Parker joins ŻfinMalta for Ballet intensive and open classes

About Robert Parker

Robert Parker trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1994 then under the directorship of Sir Peter Wright. He became a Principal dancer in 1999 where he collaborated with Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer David Bintley to create many leading roles for the company. He made guest appearances with the Royal Ballet and performed in many Galas around the world. His accolades include a Critics Circle Dance Award nomination and an Olivier Award nomination in 2001 and a CriticsCircle Award for Outstanding Male Artist in 2003.

Robert Parker for ŻfinMalta Ballet Intensive

After retiring from Birmingham Royal Ballet he passed his RAD Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma with distinction and completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy in Education. Robert became Artistic Director of Elmhurst Ballet School in 2012. That same year he was appointed President of the London Ballet Association. He has guest taught for Ballet companies around the world and regularly invited to deliver Master classes and as a Juror member for International Ballet Competitions including a long standing relationship with the Youth American Grand Prix.

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Robert Parker Intensive Schedule

November 2022

Thursday 24th November

Company Open Class (18+)
10:00 – 11:15
11-14 Intensive: Ballet Class
19:00 – 20:30

Friday 25th November

Company Open Class (18+)
10:00 – 11:15
15+ Intensive: Ballet Class
19:00 – 20:30

Saturday 26th November

Company Open Class (18+)
10:00 – 11:15
15+ Intensive: Repertoire and career
12:00 – 14:00
11-14 Intensive: Repertoire and career
15:00 – 17:00


For further information and to discuss the ŻfinMalta Artist in Residence programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on