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Mr Dorian Mallia
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Mr Dorian Mallia

Dorian Mallia is a scholar and a dance artist known for his work as Artistic Director of the Malta-based Moveo Dance Company. Dorian graduated from Central School of Ballet- London, where he obtained a degree in professional dance and performance, and a Master degree in Performing Studies (Dance) at the University of Malta. Before proceeding to the CSB, he attended the JCDC, Urdang Academy - Covent Garden, London and the Hungary State Academy. He has performed at top international venues with companies including European Ballet in the UK, RBR Dance Company in Verona-Italy, LaMov Compania de Danza-Spain, Paganini Dance Company in Rome-Italy and Mavinkhoodance-Singapore, to mention a few. In 2008 he set up Move Dance Company where its repertoire has been performed locally as well as internationally. 

Dorian gave company classes at the RBR Dance Company Verona- Italy, Random Dance Company and ZfinMalta. As a scholar Dorian started lecturing in 2012 as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Malta (School of Performing Arts). He is Head of Ballet and Contemporary at the Dance Project, Malta, and in 2015 he started working as a part-time Lecturer at MCAST.  After winning the Central Trust Award in 2006, first place, Dorian choreographed for Design for Dance and his work was performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre London. Dorian has choreographed for Dance Works- Malta, Mavinkhoodance-London, Third Row Dance Company- London and various commissions and events performed by Moveo Dance Company.

Performance Projects 


Carmen: Contemporary and Flamenco performance– Manoel Theatre, Valletta. Artistic Director and performer.


D.O.K, 13 July, Malta International Arts Festival, Fort St Elmo, Valletta


The Other Door, 16-17 April Theater Kreuzberg, Berlin

Link, Contemporary Collective in collaboration with Diciembre Dance Company, 26-27-28 February, Malta Drama Centre


Tfajla Tal-Ghonella, Manoel Theatre, Valletta

One Funny Ballet, Toi Toi Moves, Manoel Studio Theatre, Valletta

What's Wrong Why Not, Manoel Theatre, Valletta

Ara Gejja, Malta Tour including Notte Bianca, Valletta

Blooming Creatures,Malta Showcase, City Theatre Studio, Valletta

Trust Me, Toi Toi Moves, Manoel Studio Theatre, Valletta


The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Manoel Theatre, Valletta

Official Opening of Smart City Malta

MindSet, Science in the City, Valletta

Junior Eurovision Screens and Electro Ballet Choreographer and Artistic Director

SeeQuatic in collaboration with Redtape Dance Company as part of ZiguZajg Kids & Youths Festival Festival and Toi Toi Moves, Malta

Secret Garden as part of Toi Toi Moves, Malta


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Choreographing for Notte Bianca Festival, Valletta, Malta

Echo, Guest Choreographer for DanceWorks, Malta 


Choreography for Triple Bill, in collaboration with Maltese and Italian professional dancers, City Theatre, Valletta

Blooming Creatures, Ziguzajg Kids & Youths Festival, Malta


Main Event for LejletLapsi, Notte Gozitana, Gozo

One Funny Ballet, Ziguzajg Kids & Youths Festival, Malta


Opening Event for LejletLapsi – NotteGozitana, with the Armed Forces of Malta Band & the Italian Pioneer Team (Military Acrobatic Planes)


Primes, Design for Dance Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, London



Presented to postgraduate students at Chichester University in 2016- Relating to ‘The Other’ in performance: Choreographic processes and research behind The Other Door- What’s wrong, why not!?



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