Kate is a choreographer, director & writer working across theatre, film, and TV. She is the Artistic Director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company which she founded in 2002, as well as an Associate Artist at both the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells, where ZooNation is also a Resident Company.
Kate has worked with ZooNation to create ground-breaking productions such as Into the Hoods, Some Like it Hip Hop, Groove on Down the Road, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Message in a Bottle, and SYLVIA. The company has also created special performances for the 2012 London Olympics IOC Opening Ceremony, the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards, the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies, and Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in the same year.
Alongside ZooNation, Kate has also created choreography for Everybody’s Talking about Jamie – where she was nominated an Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer – Ballyturk at the National, Shoes at Sadler’s Wells, I Can’t Sing: The X-Factor Musical at the Palladium, and A Mad World My Masters for the RSC. Her film work includes choreography for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Warp, Film 4, New Regency & Amazon), Message in a Bottle (PBS America), StreetDance 3D (BBC Films & Vertigo) and The Holloway Laundrette, which she wrote & directed for BAFTA/ Channel 4. For TV, Kate’s credits include work for Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, The Royal Variety Show, Top of the Pops, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away, CD:UK, Blue Peter, Sport Relief, The Album Chart Show, and PopWorld.
Kate’s personal achievements include an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winchester, and an MBE in 2019 for her services to dance. In 2020, Kate was the subject of the BBC Imagine Documentary series entitled Kate Prince: Every Move She Makes. She has been nominated for three Olivier Awards, a Southbank Sky Arts Award, a WhatsOnStage Award and two Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards.