FOUNDER OF ZK- In fitness & in health - ZAMIRA KATE MUMMERY

I was naturally a sporty and active child who swam competitively for English national championships until the age of 15. I knew being physical, sporty and active was the healthy lifestyle I wanted, so I replaced laps in the water for hours in the dance studio, perfecting my contemporary dance technique to the highest level I could. By undertaking a 3-year BA Hons Degree at the heralded Northern School of Contemporary dance https://www.nscd.ac.uk and a 1-year certificate at London Contemporary Dance school https://www.lcds.ac.uk.

After graduating I had an extremely versatile career, performing, teaching and choreographing. I lived and breathed dance. Working with companies like Rambert Dance Company https://www.rambert.org.uk, Random https://waynemcgregor.com/about/wayne-mcgregor, Tavaziva https://tavazivadance.com, Mimbre https://mimbre.co.uk, Avant Garde http://www.avantgardedance.com and many more I explored the circuit through hard work and passion. Skills I still apply today. I’ve been teaching on the degree programme at London Studio Centre https://www.londonstudiocentre.org since 2006. This began as a part- time role and soon led into Foundation Degree programme leader from 2014. I am now comfortable training and supporting a range of ages, through fitness, well being and all health concerns, from children through to mature adults. This experience gave me the knowledge for teaching contemporary dance technique, contact, choreography and I’ve integrally implemented fitness programs into the whole foundation and degree programme and helped to shape the way people view fitness as a healthier lifestyle.

Sadly, injury from a rehearsal period, a reality many fall victim to, made me change my mentality by changing my mindset and training programme which I still use in my passion today. I trained as a level 2/3 personal trainer at Premier International in 2012. My passion for combining fitness and dance continued to grow. Which enabled me to design a unique bespoke programme ‘ContemporaryHIIT’. This focuses on alignment, strength and mobility.

ZK in fitness and in health has continued to grow especially over lockdown delivering a vast array of ‘free’ online workouts to keep people moving, motivated and energised.

BUSINESS ADVISOR ZK- In fitness & in health - Richard Cummins

Richard has supported Zamira Kate as an integral member of the ZK team since the start, working as a business advisor and guiding Zamira Kate through the brand development.

Richard brings over a decade of experience, having served numerous global corporations.

He also collaborates with leading brands and agencies as a Google GMP technical consultant.

Richard regularly donates his time to charities and local initiatives that focus on providing opportunities for the next underestimated generation.

It is Richards’s continued belief in ZK that allows it to grow from strength to strength.

PROGRAMME COLLABORATOR ZK - In fitness & in health - Zoe Leigh Gadd

Zoë has taught across institutions such as London Studio Centre, Wilkes Academy, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, University of Cumbria, Dance City and Newcastle College.

With degrees in both Performing Arts and Dance, as well as a PgCert in Academic Practice, Zoë has over twelve years experience as a dancer, choreographer and educator.

Her successful business Dance Ahead (DA Creative Collaboration) is now undergoing a refresh in its 12 year as Zoë relocates to London. \n\nPrevious collaborations have led to interdisciplinary approaches being the driving force of Zoë’s practice.

Creative learning lies at the heart of her work and she particularly looks forward to integrating her knowledge in Pilates into Kate’s ContemporaryHIIT concept and developing programmes for ZKFIT.

PILATES INSTRUCTOR ZK - In fitness & in Health - Laura Dredger

Laura graduated from Laban Centre with a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre in 2004.

Where she had a varied career. Then in 2012 she completed her Pilates mat work teacher training and in 2015 gained her Masters in Movement Direction and Teaching from Central School of Speech and Drama.

She has been visiting lecturer/facilitator at The RSC, The Royal College of Music, Royal Centre of Speech and Drama, Identity School of Acting and London Studio Centre. Laura has worked as a Movement Director for National Youth Theatre, Arcola Youth Theatre, Reach Out Theatre Collective and Jane Packman Theatre.

She is currently Creative Learning Director and workshop facilitator for Yorke Dance Project and Co-founder of MoveSpace.


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