Sandra Mifsud – Artistic Director

sandra-mifsudSandra Mifsud is a dance practitioner and project co-ordinator. Having a first degree in business with over 14 years’ experience in project co-ordination, Sandra is the National Manager of the Royal Academy of Dance (Malta) and Artistic Director Opening Doors Association (Malta). Sandra was also involved in the research and set up of the national dance company for Malta, ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, and co-ordinated the launch of their first production ERBGĦA (4) in March 2015.

In 2010 Sandra read an MA in Performance Studies at the University of Malta.  During the same year Sandra moved away from full-time employment and branched out as a freelance dance practitioner taking on work related to contemporary dance, dance/physical theatre and creative movement. She has held teaching jobs within further and higher education establishments for over 10 years including, more recently, the Malta Youth Ballet Foundation and the University of Malta (Dance Studies Department). Between 2006 and 2007 Sandra formed part of the University of Canterbury teaching staff as a Sessional Lecturer to conduct movement and improvisational workshops with students studying architect and interior architecture.

Sandra’s artistic career extends to her role as performer, movement consultant and choreographer and has collaborated with choreographers including Francesca Abela Tranter (Contact Dance Company) and Douglas Comley as well as theatre and music directors. Works include Rewwixta tal-Patallott (1997), Agamemmnon (2006), Ospizzio (2011), The Martyrdom of St. Catherine (2013) with Paul Portelli, Passiontide (2006) with Chris Gatt, The Bacchae (2012), Tender Napalm (2013) with Toni Attard. 3 Sunsets (2014) with Denise Mulholland, Alice in Absentia (2015) with Renzo Spiteri and Giuliana Fenech, Attempts on her Life (2015) with Dave Barton. In 2014 Sandra began working as a dance teacher and choreographer with Opening Doors Association, an organisation that provides artistic opportunities for adults with diverse learning abilities.