ZooNation’s work covers five different areas:
ZooNation Dance Company
The company’s main focus is creating pieces of full-length narrative Hip Hop Dance Theatre including the award-winning West End show Into the Hoods and Some Like it Hip Hop, ZooNation:Unplugged at Sadler's Wells main house and Groove On Down The Road at the Southbank Centre. ZooNation Dance Company has performed at major events including the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies, Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in Hyde Park. The Opening Ceremony of the Tour de France 2007, and a special performance of West Side Story with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards. For more information on ZooNation Dance Company, please click here History, Ethos and Today.
ZooNation Dance Agency
ZooNation runs a bespoke Agency that represents the dancers and choreographers from the company, recent agency bookings have included I Can't Sing: The X Factor Musical, the music video for Tinie Tempah's, Trampoline, and The Harry Hill Movie. ZooNation's agency has previously managing jobs as varied as supplying dancers for Kylie Minogue's Into The Blue promo shoot, Tesco and F+F childrenswear online shoot, Boots and No. 7 ad shoot, We Are Killing ft. Eliza Dolittle promo shoot and Get Happy Barbican Christmas 2013 production. ZooNation have also supplied children to dance in the Marks and Spencers Christmas commercial, dancers for BBC's Children In Need, choreography and dancers for DanceStart Party 1 and 2 for Sony Playstation, choreography for BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance, choreography and dancers for the blockbuster movie StreetDance 3D and creating television idents for Levi’s Jeans and Pop Tarts. For full information on the ZooNation Agency and to see profiles of all our choreographers and dancers, click here.
ZooNation Corporate Performances
ZooNation has also performed at many events for corporate clients, Monte Carlo Grand Prix gala dinner, Duckie Summer Party, Albourne Partners Dinner, Hewlett-Packard at the ICC in Barcelona, launching the new Mazda 2 at the Geneva Motor Show, The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, Affinion International and Tesco. ZooNation can create bespoke performances for any event or can perform extracts from Into the Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop. For full information on ZooNation Corporate Performances click here.
ZooNation in Education
In 2007 the company opened the ZooNation Academy of Dance (ZAD), which currently trains over 180 students, aged from 4 to 21 years old, in all styles of Hip Hop dance. The Academy is run by Chantal Spiteri who is responsible for its development and growth. ZooNation also runs workshops in different schools and colleges across the UK and in Europe. Past workshops have included: Cardiff, Carlisle, Germany, Edinburgh, Bristol and Croatia.
ZooNation firmly believes that investing time and energy in young people and their futures is a responsibility that goes hand in hand with being a successful professional performing company. For more information on ZAD and Workshops, click here.
ZooNation Youth Company
ZYC, pronounced Zick, is ZooNation's Youth Company, with dancers aged from 10 - 19 years. The dancers are selected, through an audition process, and from the very best students at the ZooNation Academy of Dancy (ZAD). They come from many different areas of the UK including Stoke, Manchester, and Brighton. The young people in ZooNation Youth Company have had some incredible opportunities and experiences. In 2013 Kate Prince created Groove On Down The Road to showcase the talents of ZYC, the production played for three weeks at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, where it was met with 4 star reviews. ZYC have been invited back to perform Groove On Down The Road at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre from 5 - 26 August 2014.
ZYC have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, as guest performers at the BBC Dance Proms, and for Princess Anne and Save the Children at the Natural History Museum. They gave a special guest performance on BBC’s Move Like Michael Jackson infront of Jermaine Jackson, performed at Sadler’s Wells' Breakin Convention and on CBBC’s The Slammer.