The main objectives of The Dance Workshop are to be at the forefront of the development of dance training with expression and communication as its core element. To encourage students to take a profound interest in dance and the theatrical arts both physically and intellectually whether they intend to take it up professionally or just recreationally. And to inspire creativity and innovation in all aspects of dance.
The 5th edition of the Cecchetti Malta Awards will be held at The Dance Workshop studios on Sunday 3rd December. Ms. Lusymay Di Stefano,ex-principal dancer with La Scala di Milano and director of the Accademia Vincenzo Bellini in Catania, will be the adjudicator.
The Dance Workshop started its 25th artistic year with a dance performance entitled ‘Unforgettable’. The performance will honour the memory of several incredible women who have inspired all of us to push boundaries and to become better at what we do.
Dance Expo '23
Cecchetti Malta Awards
Sunday 4th December 2022
What a lovely day to appreciate the work of Maestro Cecchetti and celebrating dance here in Malta! The Cecchetti Malta Awards were held on Sunday 4th December at Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance. It was indeed a pleasure to see 25 enthusiastic students participating and to see the high standard of the Cecchetti Work. The five participating schools were The Dance Workshop, Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance, Nicky’s dance studio, Seed and St Michael’s Foundation. This was our fourth edition of The Cecchetti Malta Awards which were established in 2018 by Ms Catherine Hutchon, former chair of the Cecchetti Faculty to honour the work of Ms Tanya Bayona.
Mr Barry McGrath, former principal with the Royal Ballet and London Festival Ballet was a worthy adjudicator. Ms Johane Casabene gave two wonderful classes where the Cecchetti principles were very evident. Ms Maria Attard accompanied the classes on the piano.
The Cecchetti Junior Awards
Winner - Milly Bartolo - Brigitte Gauci Borda
Runner Up - Sasha Casolani - Brigitte Gauci Borda
Commendation - Julia Gauci - Marisha Bonnici
The Tanya Bayona Senior Award
Winner - Lea Ellul Sullivan - Marisha Bonnici
Runner Up - Thea De Gray - Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud
5 teachers coordinated the awards locally
Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud, Brigitte Gauci Borda, Johane Casabene, Mireille Coleiro and Nicola Fenech.
Philippa McMeechan and Sophie Maasland were instrumental in coordinating the event for ISTD.
The Tanya Bayona Senior Award would not have been possible without the support of The Cecchetti Trust. We would like to thank them all for their dedication
Mr Barry McGrath presenting
certificates to Thea de Gray and Lea Ellul Sullivan
Mr Barry McGrath with local coordinators
Johane Casabene, Brigitte Gauci Borda, Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud, Mireille Coleiro and Nicola Fenech
Monday to Friday - 4pm to 9pm
Saturday - 9am to 1pm
Sunday - Closed