Kate Prince

Kate is the Artistic Director of ZooNation Dance Company which she founded in 2002. In May 2010 she became an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation became a Resident Company.


In 2008 Kate directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s five-star award-winning production Into the Hoods at the Novello Theatre which became both the first ever Hip Hop dance show to open in the West End and the longest running dance show in the West End’s history. She also choreographed the cast of Into the Hoods for a special performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Concert 46664 in Hyde Park.


In 2011 Kate wrote, directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s production Some Like it Hip Hopat Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre which enjoyed a critically successful sell-out run. Some Like it Hip Hop returned to London again in the Autumn of 2012, before embarking on a UK tour, and will be playing a third West End season in the Spring of 2013.


Kate collaborated with Felix Harrison, Josh Cohen and DJ Walde again in 2012 to create the short film and the original music for The Holloway Launderette for the BAFTA and Channel 4 ‘Big Dance Shorts’


Kate was lead choreographer for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies in 2008 with dancers from ZooNation, CandoCo and The Royal Opera House.


Kate has choreographed for two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance (BBC) and for the movie StreetDance 3D. She also choreographed a special performance at the Laurence Olivier Awards 2011 to music from West Side Story played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Kate choreographed for the musical Shoes directed by Stephen Mear. 


Kate Prince - photo credit Simon Prince

 Film and Television includes: So You Think You Can Dance (BBC), StreetDance 3D (Vertigo), Laurence Olivier Awards (BBC), Top of the Pops (BBC), CD:UK (ITV), Smash Hits Pollwinners Party (Channel 4), Strictly Dance Fever (BBC), Blue Peter (BBC), When Will I Be Famous (BBC), Sport Relief (BBC), Discomania (ITV), The Album Chart Show (Channel 4), Whatever (Sky), Popworld (Channel 4), The Paul O’Grady Show (Channel 4).


Music Video includes: Duck Sauce – Anyway, Utah Saints – Something Good 08, Diagram of the Heart – If I Were You, The Saturdays – Up!, HtwoO ft. Platnum – What’s it Gonna Be, Sam Obernik – Baditude, Matt Willis – Hey Kid, V - Can You Feel It.


Kate has been nominated for two Olivier Awards, a Sky Arts South Bank Award, a Whatsonstage Theatregoer’s Choice Award, a London Dance Award and two National Dance Awards. Kate is a board member of Dance UK and a graduate of Edinburgh University with an MA in General Arts.


Digital links to her work can be found below:


West Side Story at the Olivier Awards

Some Like it Hip Hop

Short film for BAFTA/Channel 4, The Holloway Laundrette

So You Think You Can Dance – Lyrical Hip Hop (Rose Petals)

So You Think You Can Dance – Lyrical Hip Hop (Tramps)

ZYC – Details in the Fabric & Into the HoodsTEARDROP, from 10th Anniversary at Sadler’s Wells 

ZYC – Legacy, from 10th Anniversary at Sadler’s Wells

ZYC – Skybound, from 10th Anniversary at Sadler’s Wells





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