ZooNation Youth Company

ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC) was founded in 2006 and is comprised of some of the best young hip-hoppers in the UK with dancers from all over London and from as far as Liverpool, Stoke, Southampton, Wolverhampton and Brighton.

As well as performing as part of the cast of West End show Into the Hoods, ZYC has performed in the Channel 4/BAFTA short film The Holloway Launderette (Channel 4/BAFTA/Big Dance), Breakin’ Convention, Move Like Michael Jackson (BBC), Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations (worldwide broadcast) and BBC’s Blue Peter to name but a few.

The company were incredibly honoured to be invited to perform for the International Olympics Committee at the Royal Opera House (heads of state, opening ceremony, London Olympics 2012).

ZYC performed ZooNation’s Groove on Down the Road at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, where they are resident company, in the summers of 2013 and 2014. They have performed as guests at the Dance Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall and at Fresh at The Place. In the last year alone, members of the company have performed at Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall stage, Move It at Excel, The Old Vic Summer Party, Kensington Roof Gardens, Leicester Curve, The Marlowe Theatre and London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

ZooNation Youth Company perform on the Main Stage at MOVE IT 2016

Auditions

Auditions for ZYC take place every year in September. More information on audition date, requirements and applications will be posted here in Summer 2018.

Testimonials

"ZYC were part of Save the Children's major annual fundraising gala dinner, Festival of Trees, in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal. They launched the night with an incredible mix of innovative choreography delivered with buckets of energy. A faultless performance rewarded with a well deserved standing ovation! It was an absolute pleasure to work with them. Dedicated, creative, passionate, and professional with overwhelming enthusiasm to deliver a first class show. Absolutely fantastic!!! They have certainly left a positive lasting impression on the guests and the organisation as a whole."

"I am writing to thank ZooYouth for closing this year’s Philip Lawrence Awards with such skill, style, and energy. We’ve had so many comments from our guests about how fantastic they were, and how they embody the positive messages about young people being capable of great things."

"ZYC's piece closed the show and it was certainly worth waiting for! The dancers were very professional and so well rehearsed."

"Many thanks for allowing ZYC to perform at the Dance Proms show on Sunday evening. They were fantastic and brought the house down!"

Support ZYC

Donate to ZYC or hire the company for your event.
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For more information on ZooNation Youth Company performances and bookings, please contact company manager Annie Taylor-Gooby – annie@zoonation.co.uk