Talent Development

We are working to create a diverse range of talent development opportunities that support artists wishing to pursue diverse career options on stage and beyond.  All our programmes seek to ensure we support artists that have personal circumstances that put them at a disadvantage (including, but not limited to, social and economic background, race, challenging financial circumstances and health concerns).

Helen Murray

The Artists

Co-created and delivered by ZooNation and artist Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, ‘The Artists’ is a creative retreat for curious Hip Hop creators who wish to gain personal, practical and artistic support to stimulate their choreographic practice. Selected participants gain mentoring and practical sessions with industry leaders, space to develop their creative leadership and, critically, the opportunity to test burgeoning choreographic ideas on professional dancers.

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A partnership project between ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Dancers’ Career Development (DCD), SHIFT supports freelance Hip Hop dancers to explore different career options beyond the stage. Each year the scheme supports three artists to access financial assistance, mentoring and coaching towards exploring options to support their career beyond the stage. 

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Choreo Culture

Choreo Culture is a new subsidised training retreat giving visionary dance artists the opportunity to develop their choreographic practice. Across three days, you will be given unique coaching, guidance and space to discover and realise your ideas and full potential by leading life coach and movement director Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe.

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Creative Assistants

Our Creative Assistants scheme provides paid experience, training, employment and mentoring for up to four young creatives (aged 18-24yrs) who wish to develop their dance development and teaching skills. 

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Young Artists Training Scheme

This scheme is an individualised approach to early professional development that focuses on a broad range of dance skills and techniques, performances skills, storytelling, and the opportunity to be fully immersed in the creation and rehearsal process of a ZooNation production.

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Behind The Scenes Initiative

ZooNation’s Behind The Scenes Initiative is a paid placement opportunity aiming to support Black talent in creative and backstage theatre roles, who are currently underrepresented in the sector.

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