Alegria Dance Company
Ingrid Sciberras was born and bred on the small Mediterranean island of Malta. She began her Flamenco dance studies more than 25 years ago with Rosana Maya obtaining her teacher’s certificate in Alianza Flamenca in 2005. Besides studying in Malta, Ingrid has attended courses and Festivals in Jerez de la Frontera and Seville, Spain under the tuition of well renowned maestros of Flamenco. In 2004 she was awarded the Comsec International Scholarship award and spent a year studying Flamenco intensively in Seville, Spain. Ingrid has also attended courses held in Malta by visiting Spanish maestros
She took over Alegria Flamenco Malta in 2009 and runs the academy and Alegria Flamenco Dance Company. She teaches Flamenco at the school, dances within the Company and conducts courses and lecture demonstrations in Flamenco dance in Malta and India. Ingrid has performed in various private functions, festivals, and theatre productions both locally and abroad, and has a vast knowledge in organising events. She has also directed various small productions for Alegria Dance Company and has also directed and produced 5 major academy theatre productions both in Malta and Gozo.
Alegria Flamenco Dance Company is a Company of dancers who have dedicated their time and energy to an art form they love. Under the direction of Ingrid Sciberras, Alegria is Malta’s only Established Flamenco Dance Company and its members are also trained in other forms of dances. They are frequently invited to perform in Theatre, Gala performances, Cabaret and Festivals, Television and Film and have a prolific repertoire earning them an esteemed reputation in the arts. The dancers individually tour abroad and study with notable maestros of dance. Some individuals have also performed with renowned Flamenco Companies in Malta and abroad in Spain, Italy, South Africa, and India.
Alegria Flamenco Dance Company pride themselves in the capability of fusing Flamenco with difference genres of dance and music yet retaining the authenticity and technique of flamenco dance. They have experimented and succeeded in creating work to Maltese composed funeral marches, Maltese folk song and music (Ghana) and opera, the most popular being Carmen and La Traviata.