Summer Intensive, Italy 2024

The Rambert School Summer Intensive in Italy provides aspiring dancers with valuable insight into the training at Rambert School. 

The intensive is designed for students aged 14 years and above and is modelled on the timetable of the full-time FD/BA Hons degree programme offered at Rambert School. The course provides students with a chance to learn from Rambert School faculty, alumni and guest artists, and prepares them for auditions in a professional training environment. 


Applications will close at midday, 1 July 2024


This is the first time that Rambert School is offering a summer intensive outside of their home in West London. The Italy intensive will mirror the UK summer course and will include a timetable running from 9 am to 6 pm every day. The course will comprise ballet and contemporary repertoire, floor work, improvisation, and creative classes.

Each morning, dancers will begin with a ballet class, followed by either floor work and improvisation or ballet repertoire and contemporary technique class before a lunch break. Each afternoon, dancers will participate in a contemporary repertoire class followed by a creative session. 

All classes will be taught by current Rambert School staff and Rambert School alumni. On the last day of the summer intensive, all works created during the week will be performed in a sharing open to parents and the public.  


Monday 22 July – Saturday 27 July 2024. 

Avezzano, Italy

Course fee £400 (approx. 466€) 

Age requirement 14+  

Summer Intensive Italy Timetable

If you have any questions about accommodation or food in Italy then please contact our Italian colleagues at Teresita Del Vecchio, on +39 366 379 379 3 or 

If you have any queries relating to the dance course, please can contact  Jason Mabana at


Summer Intensive, Italy applicants must be at least 14 years old on the 1 July 2024. There are no other application requirements. Please note, you do not need have pointe work experience to participate in this course.

Applicants will need to complete the online application form.


Spaces for this course are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.




Arran Green


Arran Green is a dance lecturer that specialises in the ‘ground based’ techniques that contribute to modern contemporary floor work. An early background in Capoeira gave him an acute understanding of how to successfully move through the floor as well as the uniting power of movement and its place within community and personal development. During adolescence, breaking and the larger culture of HipHop presented similar opportunities to create a personal movement style, connect to a community and support overall growth on and off the floor, all hallmarks of the culture and now core values that are maintained in his classroom today.

Coming from a more cultural dance background students can expect to find themselves in a slightly different learning environment, challenge themselves in new creative ways and gain access to less conventional areas of the body. His classes are designed to build genuine strength and understanding in an area that can often be glossed over even in high level contemporary dance education.

Beyond teaching both at Rambert School and at The Place, Arran sits on the board of trustees at Saddlers Wells, and is a legacy ambassador for the National Youth Dance Company of England, but above all remains sworn to representing the pedagogy and intellect of the cultures that have lead him to these opportunities.

Jason Mabana


Jason Mabana is a choreographer and teacher based in London. He trained at The Rambert school, and worked as dancer for Akram Khan Company, Shobana Jeyasingh, Wayne McGregor and Candoco Dance Company. As well as being a lecturer in contemporary dance at The Place and The Royal Ballet school, Jason is the artistic director of Jason Mabana Dance and made works for Hamburg Contemporary Company,  Holstebro DanceCompany, Conny Jansen Danst, BalletBoyz, Springboard Festival ,Stella McCartney, and others.



Born in Nottinghamshire, Joshua started his training at KSDance. From 2010 Joshua danced for the Serbian National Ballet, then after the Bosnian National Ballet before returning to the UK and joining London Contemporary Ballet Theatre.

After returning home, Joshua completed his teacher training at The Royal Ballet School. He works extensively as a guest teacher and private coach, both across the UK and internationally. Joshua works closely with students to refine their technique, preparing them for school auditions, assessments, and professional auditions.

He  continues to regularly choreograph for Midland Theatre Ballet, South West Theatre Ballet, and Belfast Theatre Ballet and teaches at other national summer schools, workshops and intensives.



Paul Liberd


Paul Liburd was born in Leeds and studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance. He was a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Irek Mukhamadov & Dancers, Rambert Dance Company and Scottish Ballet as a soloist.

On leaving Scottish Ballet, Paul was a guest artist with Phoenix Dance Theatre, David Hughes Dance Productions & Simon Rice’s Abundance.

Paul has danced works by some of the world’s most prominent contemporary-modern choreographers. Amongst those are Bruce, Kylian, Ek, Cunningham, McGregor, Tharp, van Manen, Taylor, Page, Petronio, Forsythe, Alston, Bonachela, Naharin, Tetley, de Frutos, Davis, Cohan, North, Tudor, Armitage, Brown, Balanchine, Robbins, Pastor, Kemp, Clarke and Baldwin.

His awards include the Cosmopolitan/Scholl Award in 1985, the BBC Yorkshire Black Achievers Award 1992, Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding Male Dancer 2004 (Contemporary) and Critics Circle National Dance Award 2009 (The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer). He was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to dance.

After a twenty four year career, Paul retired from performing. He holds a diploma from the British Ballet Organization (BBO DTLLS). In 2014 Paul assisted the re-staging of Ashley Page’s ‘Alice’ on HNK National Ballet of Croatia.

Paul has taught at a number of UK dance schools, also guest taught Phoenix Dance Theatre, Michael Clarke Dance Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company, David Hughes Dance, Rambert Dance Company and Yorke Dance Project.




Henry Green, Rambert School alumnus, is a dance class accompanist at Rambert School. He plays for ballet, contemporary and improvisation classes. Specialising in guitar, piano and drums, Henry often utilises all three instruments in one setting to create a full bodied music experience. He is known for bringing energy and creativity to the studio.

Henry has played for classes at The Royal Ballet School, The Place, Mark Bruce Company, Danceworks, Pineapple Dance Studios,  and Middlesex University.



Matteo Cogliandro


Matteo started dancing at ten years old, at the Scuola D’arte New Step, Pescara. At 16, he began training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. 

During his training at Rambert School, Matteo has worked with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and performed in works by Cameron McMillan and Vidya Patel at the Royal Opera House.

In 2020 Matteo featured in the Italian television show Amici. In Germany, he was part of Delattre Dance Company as an apprentice before starting to work with Fabula Collective, London, in early 2022.

September 2022 to present day, he is part of the ensemble Landestheater Linz, where he worked on a new creation and repertoire by Sidi Larbi, Emanuel Gat, Carolyn Finn, Johannes Wieland and many others.



Sephora Ferrillo


Sephora Ferrillo, Italy, started her dance journey at the age of six. In 2018, She participated in the Italian TV talent show Amici and subsequently started work with Veronica Peparini.

Following Sephora’s graduation from Rambert School of Ballet and  Contemporary Dance in 2022, she collaborated on a research and creative project with Akram Khan and Boston Ballet.

Since June 2022, Sephora has been working with Metamorphosis Dance Company, Madrid, and been part of various significant galas on behalf of the company. Additionally, she has worked on a project with ArtScience Danza, Madrid.



Dylan started dancing at the age of 16, joining the Swindon Dance Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme. He then went on to join National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), working with guest artistic director Russell Maliphant, in collaboration with Sadlers Wells. Dylan graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, with a First Class honors degree.

During his time at Rambert School, he had the opportunity to work with renowned artists and companies such as Akram Khan, Hofesh Shecter Company and Matsena Productions. Since graduating, he has been working with Hip Hop Theatre Company, Avant Garde Dance and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, currently touring internationally in Romeo & Juliet.

Alongside performing and teaching dance, Dylan is a musician and dance class accompanist.


Viola Busi


Viola is an Italian dancer currently working with NDT2.  She started her professional training at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and continued her studies at The Royal Ballet School and at the Ailey School. In 2019, she went on to graduate from Rambert School. Since then, Viola joined the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballett and worked in different projects around Italy and the UK. She is now in her second season with NDT2 where she danced pieces by Marco Goecke, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin and many others.


Robert, 21, has recently graduated from Rambert School. He has trained in contemporary techniques alongside ballet and street styles. He has toured in Dubai, Switzerland, Italy and more. Following his graduation from Rambert he is set to perform with ZooNation company.



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