Founder and Artistic Director
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Executive Director (Productions)
Chantal is Co-Executive Director for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Chantal manages all aspects of our productions, working with venues nationally to get our shows in front of people. She is your go to person for all enquiries about our shows and ZooNation Academy of Dance.
Chantal has worked with ZooNation Dance Company since 2002 in a variety of roles from a performer to Executive Producer. 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 and now as a producer, 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.”
Executive Director (Development)
Sri is Co-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.”
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
Education, Corporate and Agency Manager
Tali is Education, Corporate and Agency Manager for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. She represents both Kate and 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.”
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.”