Lucia Geppi: Workshop auditions & Open Classes

Lucia Geppi for ŻfinMalta's intensive and workshop auditions for Scuola del BDT
Dates: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2022


Times: 11AM (ages 11-13) & 1PM (ages 14-19)


Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta


Age: 11+ (Workshop Auditions)
Age: 18+ (Open Classes)
Scuola del Balletto di Toscano

When booking, please be careful to select the correct dates as Lucia Geppi will also be leading professional open classes. More information on these can be found below.

Workshop auditions for Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana


ŻfinMalta is opening an exclusive opportunity to partake in workshop auditions for Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana over the weekend of Sat 24th & Sun 25th September 2022.  Over these two sessions, young participants from the ages of 11 onwards can experience 3 hours of workshop auditions with Lucia Geppi, which will consist of:


Saturday 24th September: 1.5 hour ballet class 

Sunday 25th September: Presentation of a short contemporary solo (no longer than 2 minutes) 


Participation in these workshop auditions is against a fee of 70


Places are limited and drop in-sessions or private auditions will not be possible. 

Lucia Geppi hosting ŻfinMalta's intensive and workshop auditions

ŻfinMalta Open Classes with Lucia Geppi

For adults interested in undertaking professional training skills in ballet technique, the experience is week-long.  


ŻfinMalta opens its company classes to local and international professional dance artists throughout its season, and Lucia has been selected to lead ŻfinMalta’s Company Open Classes on Friday 23rd & Mon 26th – Thursday 29th September 2022 at 10:00am at ŻfinMalta Studios.  The minimum age to participate is 18 years.  


Adult participation in the Company Open Classes is against a week package fee of 60€ (5 classes, 1.5 hr duration) whilst drop-in classes are available from 15€ per session. 


Tickets are limited to 10 participants per session. 



For more information on our latest guest teachers for professional open classes, keep up to date here… 

About Lucia Geppi

Lucia started her career as a dancer in L’Ensemble, a company directed by Micha Van Hoecke, whose major choreographies are inspired by her strong personality. Together they created many roles that showcased and nurtured her stunning technique. Performing and touring as a soloist with L’Ensemble, both in Italy and internationally, she also began teaching the company between 1994 – 1998 working closely with Micha Van Hoecke’s repertoire. From 1998 to 2004 she worked as Maître de Ballet and choreographers’ assistant to Aterballetto, directed by Mauro Bigonzetti. During that time she collaborated with many successful choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti (all of his works), Michele Abbondanza & Antonella Bertoni (Figli d’Adamo), Christian Spuck (Morphin Games), Jiri Kilian (Heart’s Labyrinth), Itzik Galili (Chamelon) and William Forsythe (Steptext). In 1999 she was commissioned as guest Maître de Ballet at the Arena di Verona theatre, where she was invited again in 2000 as a member of the jury for the annual dance auditions. In 2002 she was appointed Maître de Ballet and tutor at the Tuscany ballets, working on choreographies by Mauro Bigonzetti, Fabrizio Monteverde, Michele Pogliani and Eugenio Scigliano. That same year she also worked for the Teatro Massimo in Palermo as the assistant of Mauro Bigonzetti in order to recreate a pas de deux from Furia Corporis, one of Bigonzetti’s creations. Since 2005 she has been working as freelance Maître de Ballet and tutor. She recreated the Kazimir’s Colour pas de deux for Eleonora Abbagnato and Alessio Carbone. Lucia works as Maître de Ballet for the Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro, S. Carlo in Naples, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Dominic Dance Theatre in Houston, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Scala in Milan, the Leipzig Opern, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and the Zurich Ballet, West Australian Ballet.

About Scuola Del Balletto di Toscana

Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana is directed by Cristina Bozzolini and co-directed by Lucia Geppi herself. The school aims to nurture professional dancers, giving them platforms and the necessary training to enter into major international dance companies. The training provided by the school therefore ensures that dancers develop the necessary and essential qualities to be able to excel in this industry, instilling discipline, respect for the profession and choreographic artistry and empowerment, ultimately nurturing in students an openness to the world of the performing arts, specifically the dance industry. Training at this school is available for students aged 6 to 18 years, however Lucia will be scouting for talent from 11 – 19 years of age for training in this school. Selected participants from the workshop auditions may be up for enrolment in this school for this scholastic year or the next scholastic year.


Balletto Di Toscana’s training includes:


  • Ballet lessons (classical, pas de deux, variations, point technique, male technique)
  • Contemporary dance lessons (choreography workshops, contemporary repertoire)
  • Pilates classes & physical training
  • History of dance
  • Several performances per year


Students enrolled at Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana will undergo training by teachers including:

Classical Ballet:  

Farida Beech  

Alice Polzato  

Lucia Geppi  

Simonetta Giannasi  

Eugenio Scigliano  

Umberto De Luca 

Contemporary Dance: 

Arianna Benedetti  

Martina Barwould  

Giulia Molinari  

Angela Placanica  

Gabriella Secchi  

Carmine Catalan   

Alessio Barbarossa  

Daniele Cervino 

Students enrolled at Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana also have the opportunity to work with Guest Choreographers such as Olivier Lucea, Philippe Kratz, Francesca Caroti, Raffaella Renzi, Sveva Berti, Luca Cesa, Damiano Artale and Mario Bermudez Gil.  Classes are all accompanied by Maestro Francesco Novelli 

For more information about Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana:

Scuolo Del Balletto Di Toscana information


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Lucia Geppi Intensive Schedule

Friday 23rd September 2022 – Thursday 29th September 2022 

Professional Open Company classes (18+)
23rd September 2022
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Workshop auditions:Scuola Del Balletto Di Tuscano (11-13 years)
24th September 2022
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Workshop auditions:Scuola Del Balletto Di Tuscano (14-19 years)
24th September 2022
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Workshop auditions:Scuola Del Balletto Di Tuscano (11-13 years)
25th September 2022
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Workshop auditions:Scuola Del Balletto Di Tuscano (14-19 years)
25th September 2022
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Professional Open Company classes (18+)
26th September 2022
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Professional Open Company classes (18+)
27th September 2022
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Professional Open Company classes (18+)
28th September 2022
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Professional Open Company classes (18+)
29th September 2022
10:00AM – 11:30AM


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