spent her primary years at Thi Lakin School and later moved to San Anton School. She then enrolled for a national diploma in sports (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Mcast in which she graduated with a Triple Grade of Distinction in 2009.
In 2006 she joined Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire where she started Contemporary and performed in La Sylphide. In 2009, she joined L’Académie Méditerranéenne in Marseille and studied dance full time. During this time she performed in Giselle, Beauty and the Beast and further developed her studies in contemporary and jazz.
In 2010, she joined Northern Ballet School where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Tap, her main focus being Musical Theater. She challenged her versatility and was awarded a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance in 2014. During her time here she enjoyed performing in several shows and also got her teaching Ballet Examination in ISTD Ballet.
Pullicino holds a B.A. Hon. Degree in Professional Dance and Performance which she achieved in 2015 whilst traveling the world performing. In 2014 Rowenna joined Afro Arimba , South Africa, to work on cruise ships. One contract led to another and she has travelled the world doing what she truly loves.
Rowenna is exploring other areas within the performance and art industry, and taking on more of a leadership role whilst continuing to widen her horizons. She is currently leading lyrical jazz classes at the Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet. She is also working full time with Orion Engineering Company whilst offering Fitness classes and Personal Training.
He joined Scottish Ballet Company in 1979 and was promoted to Principal Ballet Dancer at 23, dancing all the major classical ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide and Tales of Hoffman, along with several neo-classical works. He stayed with Scottish Ballet for 20 years and guested with other companies during this time.
After retiring from dance in 2001 Robert was asked to join the Russian Ballet Society by Mrs Bartell as an examiner traveling worldwide, he was later given the title as Artistic Director working closely with Mrs Bartell organising exam sessions, Summer Schools and various other activities for the Society.
studied at Lily of the Valley and continued at Giovanni Curmi – Higher Secondary. Althea also achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Communications at the University of Malta.
Before furthering her studies, Althea wanted to reach out and try something different. Between 2006/2007 she volunteered and got involved in a project building programme around Europe. In the summer of 2006, she attended dance training at Kledi Dance Academy in Rome, Italy.
She enrolled at the Hope Garden Ballet Academy in Maryland, USA and took daily Advanced Classes to strengthen her technique and repertoire experience. Whilst in the States in 2008, she attended audition/workshop at New York Ballet Theatre.
On her return home Althea taught dance with Masquerade Musical Theatre between 2009/2010. After a period of freelancing in Germany, Althea is back in Malta with the wish to train further in the hope to dance and perform more.
is well known internationally for his outstanding musicianship and as an incredible arranger, who comes from a family of musicians, has many compositions to his credit including the soundtrack and title theme of the Maltese soap-opera “Ipokriti”.
Joe Brown then wrote his third Ballet – “Mermaids from the Blue Lagoon” for Olivia Dow. His latest work “Giants of Xlendi Bay” is one of his finest ever.
Joe Brown has appeared on many TV and Radio shows and also conducted the orchestra for the Malta Song Festival on various occasions. His musical scores are very imaginative and highly acclaimed internationally: touring Australia successfully and creating scores for "Simpatici".
Joe Brown continues to support the ballet school by giving his assistance in editing the music chosen for each ballet production.
He always went out of his way throughout the 17 years as a stage designer & manufacturer to contribute immensely to Olivia Dow’s ballet productions with professionalism, dedication and artistry in his very special craft.
One of his sons, Clint, has proved to be just as enthusiastic to continue in his father’s passion.
(1942-2007) was co-founder of Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet. He obviously supported the School in more ways than one can possibly imagine.
Indeed this is how Olivia & John met in 1973. John booked Olivia's company and they produced and choreographed shows in Malta, Italy, Holland & England. John was then irreversibly converted to a Balletomaniac and together with Olivia opened the Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet.
In 1994 they formed their own company "Petit Ballet Russe de Malte" later known as "Ballet Russe de Malte" (the Russian Ballet of Malta). As Artistic Director he was a profound expert in his field of arts and music! The Engine, the Creator! Touching youth with the magic of making childhood dreams come true! John, with this in mind, started writing original stories for Olivia Dow's ballet productions, inspired by Maltese landscapes.
These are the original Maltese Ballets written and directed by John Baldacchino and choreographed by Olivia Dow. All these ballets have a libretto based on Maltese myths and culture.
1996 "Stone Ghosts"
1997 "Red Rose for a Ballerina"
1998 "The Alien Princess"
1999 "Slaves of Medina"
2000 "Mermaids from the Blue Lagoon"
2001 "Giants of Xlendi Bay"
The Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet annually awards the John Baldacchino Memorial Scholarship.