ZOO/Thomas Hauert is a Brussels based contemporary dance company. In 1998, the Swiss dancer Thomas Hauert, having built up a wealth of experience dancing alongside Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Pierre Droulers, David Zambrano and Gonnie Heggen, decided to form his own company, ZOO with four fellow dancers – Mark Lorimer, Sara Ludi, Mat Voorter and Samantha van Wissen – whom he had met at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and in the Rosas dance company. Since then, ZOO has performed for audiences in Belgium and beyond, with shows staged in more than 100 different venues in 23 countries: from New York to Seoul, from Helsinki to Maputo. Complimenting the performative aspect of the company, Hauert has developed an internationally recognized teaching method and has ongoing collaborations with schools worldwide, most notably P.A.R.T.S. Academy in Brussels.