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London based Zamira ‘Kate’ Mummery is a professional dancer and personal trainer.

Her passion for sport developed at a young age when she competed at regional level in swimming and running. She has gained a BA Hons degree from Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2000-2003) and 1 year Certificate from The Place (2003-2004). In 2012 she qualified as reps level 2 and 3 personal trainer and is certified by premier international training.

She combines her love for fitness and dance into helping others get fit, healthy and stay injury free. She delivers fun, motivating bespoke programmes that focus on posture correction, technique, flexibility, strength and endurance.

Fit

Since receiving her level 3 qualification in 2012 ZK has worked with clients on a one to one basis. Giving them individual programmes to gain strength, lose weight, postural knowledge and a healthier well being.

She is a instructor for Our Parks which is a company that provides accessible classes for the community that is mainly free. She teaches Dancefit, Boxfit, Bootcamp and Circuits.

ZK has implemented fitness into London Studio Centre foundation course, 1st and second year BA Hons degree students

ZK has seen the benefits that fitness and dance have had on the students at London studio centre so she  is looking to embed her passion for fitness and dance to develop her own fitness genre of mixing contemporary dance and fitness which will combine the linear and high intensity movement of HIIT training with the fluidity and rotational movement of contemporary sequences.

Contemporary HIIT (high-intensity interval training)

WHY
The aim of the concept is to mix Contemporary Dance with fitness training to condition dancers and widen the reach of the genre as well as introducing new users to this style.

WHAT
Contemporary HIIT: Is high intensity interval-training workouts that last for 20 – 30minutes with the prime focus on fusing fitness and contemporary dance to condition and strengthen Dancers or new users.

The HIIT element is incorporated through counts of 16 body weight exercises.

The focus of contemporary dance combines counts of 16’s that are made up of dynamic release-based movement. This will incorporate floor work, articulation of the back in a rotational manner,  fall and recovery, and awareness of alignment. This will be articulated in a fluid and grounded way.

 

Dance

Since graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and The Place in 2004 ZK has had a successful and versatile career as a performer, teacher and choreographer, working with a range of companies. Some of which include, Rambert Dance Company, Billy Elliot, Wayne McGregor | Random, Avant Garde Dance, East London Dance, The Place, London Studio Centre, Mimbre, Tavaziva to name a few.
As a teacher her experience ranges from beginners to professional dancers as well as children to the older participants (60+) and students with special needs. She is a course Leader at London Studio Centre where she teaches Contemporary release/cunningham technique, contact, choreography and fitness.

ZK choreographic skills vary from contemporary dance performances, dance films, fashion shows and music videos

She is the founder of the performance company Zamira Kate (ZK) Dance which has been running since 2014.

For the past 3 years she has been working on a project called Mentally Zero which focuses on the topic of dyslexia. She received Arts council funding…
Research and development bursary from Arts Council In January 2015
with this she made a 35 minute piece with four dancers and 20 degree students from London Studio Centre. It was performed at Bournemouth pavilion, ignition festival and Moving words 2015
Watch: Mentally Zero – R&D1 

Research and development 2nd funding from the Arts council Funding in February 2017
Watch: Mentally Zero – R&D2 

Collaborators:
Lennie Varvarides – dyslexic scriptwriter and dramature
Martin Pyne – Musician
Danilo Maroni – Visual Artist (photography/film)
Tristana Castilla – Visual artist (video Mapping)
Arnold Wilkins – scientist

Moving Words is a yearly platform she has set up in collaboration with London Studio Centre to give current students, alumni and staff to perform and choreograph. So they can try out new ideas. We have also worked with live musicians to make the evening even richer.

2008-2011 ZK helped Xenoula Eletheriades to run a fundraising night called Tongue Tied. Which raised money to set up a outreach dance project in Zimbabwe. In 2009 and 2010 I went to Zimbabwe and taught workshops and performed at HIFA festival.