About Us

We are proud to be a female led organisation committed to promoting and expanding the role and voice of women in the arts.

Kate Prince

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.

See Kate Prince’s full biography

Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe

Associate Artistic Director

Associate Artistic Director Dannielle, well known as Rhimes, is a London based Creative, Choreographer, and Entrepreneur.

Dannielle is known to craft together impactful movement and storytelling. She has brought creative life to both stage and screen as a performer and a creative architect.

Her stage performance credits include ‘Rap-On-Zel’ in ZooNation’s critically acclaimed award-winning West End show ‘Into the Hoods’ (2006 – 2009), Boy Blue’s Olivier Award winning production ‘Pied Piper’ and their Barbican sensation ‘Over the Edge’.

On screen Dannielle has performed the role of Justine in the box office smash hit film ‘Street Dance 3D’.

In 2012 Dannielle led Boadicea Crew to reach the finals of Got to Dance (Sky One) and later onto the show as a Supercrew. Following this Dannielle joined forces with Ashley Banjo to take Boadicea on tour with Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity. Tours included ‘Digitized’,’Limitless’, ‘Limitless The Reboot’ and ITV’s Up Close and Personal.

Choreographic work includes Assistant Choreographer for 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Assistant Choreographer on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (BBC), Associate Choreographer ‘Into The Hoods Remixed’, Associate Choreographer of ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’ West End, UK Tour, Motion Picture and Australian tour and Associate Choreographer on ‘An Officer and a Gentlemen’ (Leicester Curve), Choreographer ‘Dick Whittington’ (National Theatre), ‘In the Willows’ (Meta Theatre), ‘The Sun, The Moon, The Stars’ (Stratford East). Choreographer on brand new British musicals ‘To The Streets’ and ‘The Lost Spells’. Her work on ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’ included choreography, songwriting and script consultation.

Directing credits include Associate Director on ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ and Resident Director on ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie‘ West End production, Artistic Director of ZooNation Youth Company (Birmingham Hippodrome) and directing remounts of ‘Groove on Down the Road’ at Wolverhampton Arena Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Southampton Mayflower Theatre. Dannielle is the winner of the OFFIES best Choreography/Movement award, was nominated for the Black British Theatre awards and has been a Judge and Mentor on BBC Young Dancer.

Dannielle’s most recently co-directed ZooNation’s 20th Anniversary show ‘Mixtape‘ at Sadler’s Wells, and was Choreographer on Olivier Award Winning production of ‘Hey Duggee’ (Southbank Centre and UK Tour). Currently Dannielle is working as the movement Director on Darren Brown’s latest West End Show ‘Unbelievable‘ (The Criterion Theatre).

Flo Buckeridge

Joint Executive Director

Flo has 14 years experience working in theatre and the performing arts and has a background as a producer, senior leader and new business developer.
Prior to working at ZooNation Flo spent ten years at the National Theatre growing their digital output.
 She produced more than 80 National Theatre Live broadcasts and grew the cinema broadcasts to a hugely successful and profit generating business reaching an audience of 11 million worldwide. She launched the streaming platform NT at Home during the Covid 19 pandemic and oversaw the educational streaming service NT Collection which is used by the majority of UK state schools.Flo has also worked at Complicite, the Barbican Centre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Flo lives in London, where she also grew up and alongside theatre and dance she loves live music, cold water swimming and attempting to make pottery.

“ZooNation produces truly groundbreaking work and engages with audiences, future generations and artists in a really exciting way. I have admired the company for many years and so I’m delighted to be joining the brilliant team and co-leading the company in its next chapter”. 

Chantal Spiteri

Joint Executive Director

Chantal is Joint Executive Director for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She has oversight for the company’s production and participation portfolio and financial strategy.

Chantal has worked with ZooNation Dance Company since 2002 in a variety of roles from a performer, producer and now as joint Executive Director. 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 joint Executive Director, 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.”

Sandra Castell Garcia

Executive Producer

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 Cammack

General Manager

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 Taylor-Gooby

Producer

Annie is Producer for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and also manages ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC).

Beginning her career as a dancer, Annie also taught 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 our projects and feel very privileged to work with and learn from such an inspiring and talented team.”

Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus

Talent Manager

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.”

Frankie Stansfield

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 young family.

“Working for ZooNation is everything I hoped it would be having been a massive fan of their work. We are a company with big ideas and a determination to collectively make them happen.”

Bradley Charles

Youth Mentor and Wellbeing Officer

Bradley is ZooNation’s Youth Mentor and Wellbeing Officer a role that works and supports young people engaged in ZooNation projects to nurture their creative and professional ambitions alongside acknowledging and supporting their personal development.
Bradley started dancing professionally over 16 years ago, his experience has allowed him to teach and perform both nationally and internationally.

He has worked with some of the top commercial and underground artists in the entertainment industry on film projects, commercials, Theatre, Arena and world tours. His credits include working on the West End run of “INTO THE HOODS” with ZooNation, performing with Boy Blue Entertainment in their Laurence Olivier Award winning theatre show “PIED PIPER” as well as delivering choreography and performing with Flawless UK on their most recent world tour.

Bradley starred as lead character “Frankie” in the film STREETDANCE3D and performed and choreographed for the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. He is associate choreographer for National Theatre productions ‘Hex’.

Jasmine Cox

Company Coordinator

Jasmine is the Company Coordinator for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She is responsible for liaising with schools and artists to arrange workshops and assisting on projects across the company. As a recent graduate, Jasmine is over the moon to be kick starting her career in the industry within a company that she has admired for years.

‘It is a privilege to be working for a company that not only produces incredible work but also has such a focus on developing talent, promoting equality and empowering it’s audience’

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company Board of Trustees

Estelle McCartney

Trustee (Chair)

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. 

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

‘The opportunity to support a company producing world-class creative content while pioneering diversity and inspiring the next generation of theatre goers.’ 

Georgia Gatti

Trustee

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. 

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

‘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.’ 

Jerry Reeve

Trustee

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. 

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

‘I’m honoured to be a part of such a board with a diverse group of people, allowing growth targeted change.’ 

Magdalen Fisher

Trustee

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.

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

Being inspired by the Company, facing challenges together, having fun, and sharing knowledge and skills.’ 

Carolyn Cox

Trustee

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.

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

I feel honoured to make a contribution to assist the work of Kate and the dedicated team at ZooNation.’ 

John Cohen

Trustee

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.

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

‘The chance to be involved in dance and to help the company to avoid potential legal and commercial pitfalls’ 

Hannah Fosker

Trustee

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.   

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board?

‘Having the opportunity to support and connect with a brilliantly creative and driven company.’ 

Luke Shires

Trustee

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.

What excites you about being on ZooNation’s board

‘I feel immensely proud to be a part of a company that opens the doors to audiences of tomorrow, today.’