Founder and Artistic Director
Kate is Artistic Director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, which she founded in 2002. She is an Associate Artist at the Old Vic and at Sadler’s Wells, where ZooNation is also a Resident Company.
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Sri is Executive Director for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She is responsible for building partnerships, business development for the company and managing our growth.
Prior to this role, Sri worked at Arts Council England as Relationship Manager Dance in the London Region for 8 years with a specialism in developing culturally diverse dance and youth dance practice. Sri also has extensive experience as a freelance organisation development consultant supporting artists and organisations to plan and deliver their work more effectively.
“As a long time fan and supporter of ZooNation’s work, I am thrilled to be now be part of the team. I never tire of seeing the excitement our work creates in audiences, participants and partners. I love that we make stories that give a sense of creative belonging and celebration for all types of people. I look forward to capitalising on the demand and enthusiasm for our work and creating more opportunities for others, like me, to become fans.”
Sandra Castell Garcia
Sandra is the Executive Producer for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Sandra leads on all aspects of our productions, working with venues nationally and internationally to get our shows in front of people.
Sandra has over 12 years’ experience in the commercial and subsidised cultural sector, with specialist skills in Producing and Touring large scale shows. As Senior Producer at Selladoor Worldwide, she produced and managed a big variety of shows and musicals around the World, such as Flashdance the Musical, The Producers, Fame and Spamalot, amongst others. Prior to this role, Sandra has worked in various theatres and performing arts venues in London including an eight year journey at Sadler’s Wells, where she was a Producer in the Producing & Touring Department.
‘I am delighted to be joining Zoonation: The Kate Prince Company, founded and lead by an incredibly inspiring woman, that keeps making such a positive impact across the industry and promotes values I feel passionately connected with such as leadership, diversity and equality. The company is expanding nationally with a vision to keep growing internationally and I am excited about this new opportunity to inspire, empower and motivate audiences around the World through our theatre, music and dance’.
Sophie is General Manager for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She oversees day to day operations of the company, working to steer the strategic development of ZooNation and secure effective financial management.
With over 20 years in the creative industry, Sophie is a passionate and committed supporter of the performing arts and has extensive experience working with diverse artists and companies who remix cultures in new and inspiring ways.
Formerly she has been General Manager for Upswing Aerial and Nutkhut, and Senior Music Manager at Continental Drifts.
“I am thrilled to be joining ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company at such an important and exciting transition. The work is truly exceptional, and expanding nationally is one of the ambitious steps we are more than ready to take.”
Annie is Engagement Producer for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She manages our relationships with our regional partner venues (The Lowry, Birmingham Hippodrome, Leicester Curve and Mayflower, Southampton) devising and delivering our engagement programme. Annie also manages ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC).
Beginning her career as a dancer, Annie also teaches in schools across London and is passionate about working with young people to increase their opportunities in dance and theatre.
“Having had several different roles since joining ZooNation, I am so excited to start my new position at such a pivotal moment for the company. I have huge admiration for the work that we do, love seeing the positive impact of the engagement projects and feel very privileged to work with and learn from such an inspiring and talented team.”
Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus
Tali represents the Company’s commercial interests, dealing with a range of clients with varying needs including casting talent for commercials, music promo, television, film, corporate and sporting events.
Tali has previously performed with the Company, is a faculty member at ZAD and continues to perform, teach and create work independently.
“I’ve been with ZooNation almost as long as I’ve been in the industry – I genuinely love working on both sides and it is my pleasure to grow alongside the Company, as it continues to break new ground.”
Recently returning from maternity leave, Chantal is now the Participation Manager for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Chantal is in charge of creating of all our educational resources that support our productions, and manages our workshops and outreach work around the country. She is also your go to person for all enquiries about ZooNation Academy of Dance.
Chantal has worked with ZooNation Dance Company since 2002 in a variety of roles from a performer to Executive Producer and now in her most recent role of Participation Manager. She is also the Director and co-founder of ZooNation Academy of Dance, the not-for-profit teaching Academy of ZooNation which currently trains over 250 students each week.
“I have worked with the company since the beginning of it’s life as ‘ZooNation Dance Troupe’ in 2002. Initially as a performer, then as a Producer and now as the Participation Manager, and I feel very lucky to still be as excited and inspired by this wonderful company today as I was all those years ago. I am so proud to be have been part of the journey until now and even more proud to be part of what is to come.”
Marketing and Communications Manager
Frankie is the Marketing and Communications Manager for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company responsible for our digital platforms and output.
Frankie moved to London from Yorkshire to study theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Prior to joining ZooNation Frankie freelanced in the arts marketing sector for Some Voices Choir, Studio Cultivate, People People and the National Youth Theatre – where she also worked in-house as their marketing manager for three years. Living in South East London, any downtime is usually spent with her one year old son.
“Working for ZooNation is everything I hoped it would be having been a massive fan of their shows. We are a company with big ideas and a determination to collectively make them happen.”
ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company Board of Trustees
After starting her career in political campaigning, Estelle has spent the last 15 running and growing companies in the consultancy sector. She is now Chief Customer Officer at Arctic Shores, an HR tech scaleup which helps hundreds of businesses around the world fight hiring bias and realise their diversity goals. She is a former trustee of Independent Age and former Chair of the Campaign to End Loneliness.
‘The opportunity to support a company producing world-class creative content while pioneering diversity and inspiring the next generation of theatre goers.’
Georgia’s career as a theatre producer spans both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, producing in the West End, Broadway and internationally. She spent four years as Producer at The Old Vic, where she was lucky enough to work with Kate Prince and the ZooNation team on the first production of Sylvia, and even luckier to join the board during that time.
‘Being on the board of ZooNation gives me huge pride and it is a privilege to work with a team that have so much energy, passion and talent in making great theatre.’
With a career spanning nearly 2 decades in the business, Jerry Reeve has danced, choreographed and created for some of the world’s top music artists and talent shows. Credits included Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kylie Minogue, George Michael and is currently Creative Director The Voice UK.
‘I’m honoured to be a part of such a board with a diverse group of people, allowing growth targeted change.’
Magdalen Fisher is an independent adviser, specialising in organisational development, fundraising, and strategic communications. She previously held leadership roles at Sadler’s Wells, English Heritage, Museum of London and Wigmore Hall. Magdalen supports the Imperial Health Charity as a member of its arts committee, is arts adviser to the Alzheimer’s Society, and a trustee of the Holburne Museum in Bath.
‘Being inspired by the Company, facing challenges together, having fun, and sharing knowledge and skills.’
Having spent my career as an accountant helping charities and individuals manage their financial affairs, I am now mostly retired and am delighted to be able to spend time contributing to organisations I care about. I love dance and live theatre and have enjoyed Kate’s work from the early days, so when asked to join the Board I jumped at the chance to get involved.
‘I feel honoured to make a contribution to assist the work of Kate and the dedicated team at ZooNation.’
John Cohen is a lawyer specialising in theatre and music through his firm Clintons of Drury Lane. He is a trustee of several charitable trust and foundations in the field of the arts and has been a huge fan of dance for a long time.
‘The chance to be involved in dance and to help the company to avoid potential legal and commercial pitfalls’
Hannah is the Education and Community Director at The Old Vic Theatre leading on the strategy, development and implementation of all Education and Community projects and initiatives. Hannah specialises in using the arts as a social development tool and has worked in various arts education charities including Tender Education and Arts, Synergy Theatre Project and Tavaziva Dance where she was also a trustee.
‘Having the opportunity to support and connect with a brilliantly creative and driven company.’
Luke has worked in the world of theatre and arts marketing for close to two decades and is more driven than ever to expand how many people connect with and enjoy the thrill of the collective live experience. In collaboration with some of the industry’s most innovative producers and creatives, he has been trusted and is proud to have worked on a broad range of projects across the West End, Nationally and Internationally.
‘I feel immensely proud to be a part of a company that opens the doors to audiences of tomorrow, today.’