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 its new production, Some Like it Hip Hop. 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 and 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, managing jobs as varied as supplying children to dance in the Marks and Spencers Christmas commercial, choreography and dancers for a new video game 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. 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, including 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 150 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 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
ZooNation also runs a youth company with dancers aged from 8 - 18 years. The dancers are selected, through an audition process, from the very best students at 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. They have performed 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. For full information on ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC), click here.