My 5 Best, London : Kate Prince, Artistic Director, ZooNation Dance Company

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Kate Prince is a lady that can move in many directions. She has one of the best CV’s in the land of Dance. She is Founder,  Choreographer, Writer and Artistic Director of ZooNation Dance Company which is based at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington, North London.

Not only has she worked for high profile people like Nelson Mandela at his 90th Birthday Party in Hyde Park, and the Beijing Olympic ceremonies, the Tour de France, she also squeezed in West Side Story (with the BBC Symphony), and a production of  Mad Hatters Tea Party at The Royal Opera House in 2014.


She is also an Associate Artist at the legendary Sadler’s Wells Dance institution in Islington (that’s a huge achievement, worth milking).

My 5 Best London Places : Kate Prince, Artistic Director, ZooNation Dance Company

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  1. Going to the Southbank and walking along the river – seeing anything and everything going on in the area as it’s fantastic!


2. Hanging out in Clissold Park, it’s the best park in London in my opinion!!


3. Treating myself to some ‘me’ time at ‘Reflections’ in Whiteleys Shopping Centre for reflexology. An hour of bliss ☺


4. I love going to our ZAD schools, seeing our young students taking classes in Hip Hop is brilliant.


5. I love going for a roast lunch on a Sunday with friends my favourite pub is The Chamberlayne, in Kensal Rise. They do a cracking roast!

Photo credit : Deer in Clissold Park, London Borough of Hackney – Photograph by Oxyman

If you want to watch professionally shot digital footage, cast interviews, rehearsal videos and more from the totally brilliant Mad Hatters Tea Partyclick here, and you can get everything for free on The ROH website with the promo code TEAPARTY.


ZooNation have had huge success with their recent shows; Groove On Down The Road (Southbank), Some Like It Hip Hop (The Peacock), and Into The Hoods, as well as many other acclaimed performances.


Kate also keeps all this going having just had a super cute daughter ‘Ella’ (isn’t she adorable),

Working closely with her long standing colleague Chantal Spiteri (Manager of ZAD), one of her passions is training and working with young people from the ages of 4-21 years in their schools in West London and at Sadlers Wells in Islington.

ZAD (ZAD Zoonation Academy of Dance) is a place where young people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds come together to build relationships and develop their skills through the shared love and passion for Hip Hop Dance.

Their new venture with The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith is running ZAD West.  (If you click on the links above, you can see the classes they are running at the moment).


We are big fans of her show Into The Hoods, Remixed at The Peacock Theatre, which is on a UK Tour.


Trust me on this one, you will LOVE all her shows, and too become a ZooNation Hip-Hopping groupie.

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