Our Story

Living the Dream is an award-winning performing arts company set up by Zoe Jackson MBE at 16 in 2006 to champion young talent and inspire young people to live their dreams through the arts. Living the Dream has grown to include a School of Performing Arts, Dance Company, a Talent Agency and a charity The Dream Foundation.

When she was still a 16 year-old schoolgirl, dance addict and budding entrepreneur Zoë Jackson didn’t merely have a dream. She began making it come true there and then: her own performing arts company.

She was determined to excite and entertain audiences … to champion other young talent … to inspire young people to live their dreams.

And Zoë called it, “Living The Dream.”

In these few short years Zoë’s dream has turned into an explosive professional dance company, school of performing arts, talent agency and charitable foundation, as well as an exciting and memorable resource to boost businesses and brands.

Living The Dream’s list of audiences so far reads like a hall of fame; Her Majesty The Queen, ITV, Vodafone, Arsenal, Prêt à Manger, Virgin Media and more. And there’s much more to come.

Applauded by numerous international business leaders, Zoë – while still in her early 20s – has won a host of awards for her striking social entrepreneurism across the arts, media, culture, and more. Not surprisingly she has even caught the attention of Sir Richard Branson, who has been particularly captivated by Zoë’s abilities as a pioneer and champion for young entrepreneurs.

In June 2015, she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young entrepreneurs and the performing arts.

As you know, it’s unusual to find breathtaking creative talent and boundary-busting entrepreneurial savvy, in the same place. But here it is: that’s the performing arts company dream that Zoë Jackson has turned into reality.

Read on and discover how Living The Dream can inspire and exhilarate you, whatever your dreams…


The school is run by young people, for young people and provides affordable and exciting opportunities for young peple age 5-18. We have over 250 students 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.


The professional dance company provide vibrant and explosive performances, flash mobs and pr stunts for international brands using our award winning dancers and choreograpers to promote brands, wow customers and create a lasting impact. We also run dance team-building and leadership development workshops to challenge teams and have fun!


The Dream Foundation is our charity which was set up to improve access to the arts for disadvantaged young people, to raise awareness and support for the challenges facing young people and encourage them to believe in themselves and their dreams.


The talent agency champions young talent for work in West End Shows, music videos and TV and film. We have already selected some of the best talent in the UK and represent children, teenagers and professonal dancers, actors and choreographers.