ZooNation Youth Company

ZooNation Young Company Birmingham is our first year round young company outside London and is made up of the most talented young Hip-Hop dancers in the city.

Credit: Joe Bailey, FiveSix Photography.

Focussed on talent development, ZooNation Youth Company Birmingham is led by ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company appointed Artistic Director, Rhimes Lecointe. The company train weekly in foundations and Hip-Hop styles, learn from guest teachers and present new work at the Hippodrome and beyond.

Since its inception in 2018, the company have performed at numerous events and locations both in and around Birmingham including The Bull Ring, Alexander Stadium, Southbank Centre London, Birmingham Primark Flagship Opening, The B-Side Festival and on The Patrick Studio and Main Stages at Birmingham Hippodrome, as part of Hippodromes 120th Gala and Some Like It Hip Hop curtain raiser. The company featured on BBC Dance Passion Day in 2019, ahead of the premier of their original work, The B Side, at The Patrick Studio in May 2019.

This summer, you can see the company in ‘Groove on Down the Road’. Follow Dorian and his red sneakers down the yellow brick road in this joyful Hip-Hop dance production, our re-imagining of the well-loved tale about a quest for happiness and family: The Wizard of Oz.

Auditions take place annually for ZooNation Youth Company Birmingham in September. For more information about the auditions, and any other queries about the company, please contact participation@birminghamhippodrome.com or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.

Photography credit: Joe Bailey, FiveSix Photography.