Living the Dream is one of the few performing arts companies in the UK run by young people for young people.
Zoe Jackson set up Living the Dream Performing Arts Company in 2006 at the age of 16. She wanted to give young people the chance to take part in something affordable, fun and showcase young talent and inspire and empower young people to live their dreams.
Over the last seven years, Living the Dream has grown to include a School of Performing Arts, Dance Company and a charity,The Dream Foundation
Made up of over 500 young people, aged 5-25 who take part in classes, showcases, flash mobs, events and workshops. We are committed to making the arts accessible and affordable, empowering young people to believe in themselves, grow in talent in a youth-led environment.
Young professional dancers and choreographers who perform in flash mobs, corporate and private events, music videos and advertisements and have had extensive experience working with high profile clients. The dance company was launched in March 2012 with our showcase ‘I Have a Dream’ inspired by Martin Luther King.
The Dream Foundation – our charity which was set up to improve access to the arts for young people and to raise awareness and support for the challenges facing young people and encourage them to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Our vision is that Living the Dream provides an innovative and fresh platform that champions the talents of young people, promoting a positive image through dance and performing arts. We plan to grow the school across the UK and build a performing arts centre in London, to take the company on tour with ‘I Have a Dream’ and develop a West End Show, to set up a Talent Agency, to raise significant funds for the charity to make a difference to thousands of young people’s lives and ultimately, become the leading performing arts organization in the UK.
Award winning entrepreneur Zoe Jackson, set up the Living the Dream performing arts company at the age of 16 in 2006 to inspire young people and to subsidise her own performing arts training and education.
Zoe is passionate about championing young talent, creating affordable access to the arts and empowering young people to live their dreams.
Through the arts and enterprise, she campaigns to raise awareness and support for the challenges facing young people. She has proven that not only is she an exceptional young businesswoman but an inspiration and role model to young people nationwide.