Behind The Scenes Initiative – Paid opportunity

APPLY NOW: Application deadline 24th August 2022

Help bring the magic of ZooNation’s 20th Anniversary show Mixtape to life and be a part of our backstage team at Sadler’s Wells.

ZooNation is offering a paid placement opportunity on our upcoming 20th anniversary show – Mixtape – at Sadler’s Wells. This initiative aims to increase the diversity of people performing backstage roles, since members of the Global Majority are currently underrepresented in this area.
To be eligible to apply for this placement, you must:

– Be aged 18+
– Have some experience or transferrable skills in theatre crew, such as through school or a project, but no formal qualification (such as a degree course) in this area
– Be available for all placement dates
– Be from the Global Majority. In reference to our Black Lives Matter Pledge, we particularly encourage applications from those of African or Caribbean heritage.

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Summer Holiday Activities & Events

We’re thrilled to be involved with a number of affordable opportunities for young people during the summer holidays. From workshops to performances, catch ZooNation in action this summer!

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Introducing The Artists

The Artists is a paid professional development programme offering personal, practical and creative support to five artists through a two week retreat led by ‘identity. ideas. industry’. (iii) Founder Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, with visits and support by ZooNation’s Founder/Artistic Director Kate Prince, Musical Director DJ Walde and long-time Company Member Annie Edwards. 

The participating artists will have access to 15 dancers, all of whom are iii and/or ZooNation Youth Company alum. Participating dancers will be compensated for their time.

The programme will culminate in a sharing of ideas for a small, invited audience of peers and industry figures.

The Artists is a collaboration between ZooNation and iii, made possible with the support of Arts Council England. 


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Groove On Down At Home – New online series for beginners & families

We recognise the challenges many young people, families and those in isolation are facing this winter. We’re working with some fantastic ZooNation artists to bring you a brand new series of Dance On Demand that is designed to keep the whole family moving, regardless of age or experience!

‘Groove On Down At Home’
 is inspired by the music and moves behind ZooNation’s 2013 production Groove on Down the Road. Each episode is themed around a different character and moment from the show, so you can discover your inner lion’s courage, or learn to loosen up with the tin man. Get off the naughty step and join us every Friday afternoon at 3pm to blow off some steam and dance along for 15 minutes of feel good fun.

The first episode ‘The Tin Man with Dylan Mayoral’ premieres on our YouTube channel at 3pm, Friday 29th Jan

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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company COVID19 related resources

We know that during these unprecedented times it is essential that self employed artists are aware of the COVID19 related guidance and resources that are currently available. So we have collated as much information we can find and shared it on this page and will continue to update this regularly.

We hope these links are useful and if you see anything that you think should be included here, please just send an email to

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