ZooNation Academy of Dance

Our only summer short course for beginners & improvers is back!

Every year ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company run a Summer Academy designed for young people who would like to develop their dance talent with leading ZooNation artists.

Join us this summer

We are now taking bookings for the 2021 Summer Academy.

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Meet Your Teachers

Jackie Kibuka

Jackie is an authentic, passionate and versatile movement artist with over 10 years experience in many dance styles. She loves story telling and always looks to inspire and encourage many others along the way with her artistry. She frequently trains at Runway House and previously was a member of Boadicea Company and has trained with Far From The Norm (training group), Flight Mode Method, Artists 4 Artists – Artists 4 Growth V and Unity UK. Credits include Breaking Convention, LFW AW18, Diversity Live, ITV Loose Women, Got to Dance S1, Resolution Festival, Resilience showcase, Powerhouse Showcase, Clout! Fringe Festival (2019), The Tide – Talawa Theatre Company, Everyone’s Talking about Jamie (film), Body Politic – THEM (R&D), and Some Like It Hip Hop (2019) a ZooNation production.

Hakim Saber

Hakim was born in London and originates from a North African background. Studying Dance at college and training in numerous styles such as Hip Hop, Capoeira, House and Breakin are the key influences to his style.

He is a founding member of Rain Crew, which formed in 2009 as primarily a Breakdancing crew, but has also danced with companies such as Boy Blue, BirdGang UK, East London Dance as well as teaching for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

Michael Naylor

Michael graduated from London Studio Centre in 2013 and since then has performed and choreographed in theatres, arenas, stadiums, TV and film. He has danced on The Voice, X Factor and BGT with artists such as Pink, Ellie Goulding, Will I am and more. He has also recently finished the Spice Girls Stadium Tour. He has been featured dancer and Associate Choreographer on the hit West end show ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, taking it to Canada, Germany and New York and also performed internationally in theatre shows Blaze and for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company in Some Like It Hip Hop and Message in a Bottle.

Francesca Miles

Francesca is a versatile dance artist with experience in both Contemporary and Hip-Hop/Street Dance forms. She holds a first-class BA(Hons) in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton, where she now delivers Popular and Urban Dance guest lectures. Francesca has a strong passion for House dance and music, and has travelled internationally to attend battles and club nights, and to learn from many of the scene’s most reputed dancers and DJs. Also a member of Boy Blue Entertainment, Francesca has performed at platforms including Latitude Festival, Breakin’ Convention and A Night With Boy Blue.

Dannielle AKA Rhimes Lecointe

Dannielle Lecointe is a London based choreographer and performer. As a performer, Dannielle has played many different roles, including Life & Lyrics, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s Into The Hoods (to which she later contributed choreography for 2016’s Into The Hoods: Remixed), Boy Blue Entertainment’s Pied Piper and Over The Edge and Street Dance 3D.

In 2012, Dannielle led her all-female dance crew Boadicea to the finals of Got to Dance (Sky One), before going on to choreograph and perform in their contribution to Diversity’s Arena tours Digitized, Limitless, Limitless: The Reboot and Up Close and Personal. Danielle was Assistant Choreographer during London 2012’s Opening Ceremony and on So You Think You Can Dance (BBC). She has worked as Associate Choreographer on the West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the UK tour of An Officer and a Gentlemen and as Assistant Choreographer on ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s Sylvia. Dannielle directed ZooNation’s Groove on Down The Road remounts at Wolverhampton Arena Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Southampton Mayflower Theatre. She is Artistic Director of ZooNation Young Company Birmingham. She worked as a choreographer on Wayne McGregor’s campaign EVERYbody at Selfridges London and appeared as both judge and mentor on BBC Young Dancer.