Justin Roy Barker
Justin Roy Barker Dip.L.S.C. (UK) is Co-Artistic Director of The College of Dance (Malta) and resident choreographer of The Yada Dance Company (Malta. He trained at the London Studio Centre (U.K) and The Vaganova Ballet Academy (Russia). Before moving to Malta, he toured with London City Ballet. He also appeared in music videos, operettas, and other dance performances. Among his local credits: Pre-Opening of Small Nations Games; CHOGM (2005 & 2015); numerous Yada Dance Company productions both locally and internationally; TV shows, Song Festivals, and other collaborations with local dance artists. He has also given dance workshops, choreographed, and performed in various dance performances and competitions in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Tunisia, Sardinia, Spain, San Francisco, and the UK.
Rosario Raineri was born Catania-Sicily, where he started dancing at a very young age. His love for dance led him to train in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Modern dance at renowned dance schools in Italy. He also competed successfully in international dance competitions. After moving to Malta in 2012, he furthered his training at The College of Dance and subsequently was invited to join the Yada Dance Company. Since then, he has performed both locally and abroad with the company. Highlights include Dance Rush (San Francisco 2012) and CHOGM (Malta 2015).