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ZooNation appoints Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe as Associate Artistic Director

ZooNation is excited and proud to announce the appointment of Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe as our first Associate Artistic Director.

In this role Rhimes will support the company to create relevant and impactful work, programmes and opportunities for artists and audiences.

We can’t wait to dream up and realise ideas with Rhimes, watch this space!

Statement from our chair, Estelle McCartney

“As part of ZooNation’s mission to support the next generation of theatre makers, we are proud to announce the appointment of Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe as the company’s first Associate Artistic Director.

As well as being a respected performer and choreographer in her own right, Rhimes has been a key contributor to the success of ZooNation for a number of years.

In this new role, we know that she will continue to inspire dancers and audience members alike. We are grateful to the Arts Council England and all of our donors for enabling the company to make this appointment and to take this next exciting step in our story.”


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The Artists: Solo Edition 2022

Together with identity. ideas. industry (iii), ZooNation are thrilled to announce the return of The Artists. This programme, now in its second year, is a paid professional development programme offering personal, practical and creative support to three artists exploring solo works across two weeks. Led by identity. ideas. industry. (iii) founder Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, with visits and support by ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company creatives and industry experts.

+ The Artists will run 16th – 25th November 2022

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ZooNation secures NPO funding for 2023-2026

We are thrilled to announce that ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company has secured NPO funding for 2023-2026.

Arts Council England’s investment in ZooNation allows us to provide critical support to generations of Hip Hop artists, from early career to leadership positions in our sector.

This support ensures we can continue to break new ground in Hip Hop inspired work.

On behalf of all the artists, young people and audiences we nurture – thank you Arts Council England and the National Lottery UK for this vital support.

Actress Sunetra Sarker wins big for ZooNation on ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Actress and ZooNation Supporter Sunetra Sarker braved the hot seat on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Sunday evening winning a staggering £64,000 for ZooNation. Sunetra, a long standing friend and fan of ZooNation said:

“I am thrilled to have won this amount of money to support ZooNation’s amazing work! Having seen first hand the talent of ZooNation, I am excited to see this money help the next generation of artists to bring ZooNations signature joy, creativity and storytelling to many more audiences.”


ZooNation would like to thank Sunetra for this incredible feat and for shining a light on our work. We are hugely grateful and excited to be investing this generous donation into future projects which will support the next generation of emerging talent.

+ Catch the full episode on ITV HUB here

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Audition Notice – Message In A Bottle 2022/23 tour

Want to be in a ZooNation show? 

Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK together with ZooNation are auditioning dancers for the national and international tour of hit production Message In A Bottle, directed and choreographed by Kate Prince and inspired by the hits of music icon, Sting.

Director and Choreographer Kate Prince
Associate Choreographer Lukas McFarlane

Deadline: 26 October 2022, 12pm BST (1pm in France). The application includes filmed choreography to be recorded and submitted – please plan in advance.

7th November 2022 – successful applicants will be contacted for a live audition

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