Kate Prince

(1974)

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Kate Prince, born in the UK in 1974, is the Artistic Director of ZooNation Dance Company which she founded in 2002. In May 2010 she became an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation became a Resident Company.

In 2008 Kate directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s five-star award-winning production Into the Hoods at the Novello Theatre which became both the first ever Hip Hop dance show to open in the West End and the longest running dance show in the West End’s history. She also choreographed the cast of Into the Hoods for a special performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in Hyde Park.

In 2011 Kate wrote, directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s production “Some Like it Hip Hop” at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre which enjoyed a critically successful sell-out run. “Some Like it Hip Hop” returned to London again in the Autumn of 2012, before embarking on a UK and international tour. 

Kate was lead choreographer for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies with dancers from ZooNation, CandoCo and The Royal Opera House.

Kate has choreographed for two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance (BBC) and for the movie StreetDance 3D. She also choreographed a special performance at theLaurence Olivier Awards 2011 to music from West Side Story played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Kate also choreographed for Shoes directed by Stephen Mear.

Kate is a board member of Dance UK and a graduate of Edinburgh University with an MA in General Arts.