Dorian Mallia Founder/ Artistic Director of Moveo Dance Company and a dance practitioner/scholar. He graduated from Central School of Ballet (London), where he obtained a degree in professional dance and performance, and pursued a Master degree in Performing Studies (Dance) at the University of Malta. Before proceeding to the CSB, he attended the JCDC, Malta, 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 and Mavinkhoodance (Singapore) to mention a few. In 2008 he set up Move Dance Company, whose repertoire has been performed locally as well as internationally including Germany, Czech Republic, UK, Italy, Spain and U.S.
Dorian gave company classes at the RBR Dance Company in Verona, Random Dance Company and ZfinMalta. He gave Master classes in Blanid International Dance Events, Introduction to Movement at the International Vocal Masterclasses Ventspils, Latvia, Danzart Festival, Ragusa, Italy, Contemporary Master Classes at Unfold Motion, Romania and Moveo Shine partnering workshops, Malta. As a scholar Dorian started lecturing in 2012 as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Malta (School of Performing Arts) and 2016 as Part-time Lecturer at MCAST. He was Head of Ballet and Contemporary at the Dance Project for 4 years. In 2016 Dorian was invited to give a lecture demonstration about his research at the University of Chichester (UK).
After placing 1stst at the Central Trust Award in 2006, 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), Opening Ceremony of CHOGM, Malta International Arts Festival and various commissions and events performed by Moveo Dance Company. His work includes: Carmen, Blooming Creatures, Tfaljla Tal- Ghonella, One Funny Ballet, The Other Door -What’s wrong, Why not!?, SeeQuatic, MindSet, Echo, U-turn, Three Monkeys, Official opening of Smart City, Official opening of CHOGM with the presence of her Royal Highness Queen Elisabeth, Official opening of the Presidency, Inauguration of The George Cross with the presence of his Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh, V18 opening ceremony to mention a few. Some of the work was performed in London, Bruno, U.S, Prague, Romania, Hungary, Malta and Italy. Dorian and Diane Portelli won Artist of The Year by the Arts Council Malta in 2018