Zandile Darko is a Berlin based actor, performer and theatre maker with a background in physical theatre, dance and cultural studies. She received postgraduate training in the Lecoq tradition at the London International School of Performing Arts (scholarship holder of the Alfred Toepfer foundation). During her two-year intensive postgraduate training in Advanced Devising Practice, she was trained in improvisation, movement analysis, dramaturgy, devising processes, performance practices, contemporary dance, rhythm work, ensemble singing as well as different dramatic territories.
Since 2009 she is part of Label Noir, an Afro- German performance collective of theatre and filmmakers in Berlin. From 2010-2018, she has been a performer with Hajusom, an award-winning transnational art project in Hamburg, and progressed to become an Assistant Director 2015-2017. In 2018 she co-founded the international duo collaboration Wet Paint with Swedish performance maker and writer Therese Ramstedt in London. In 2019 she became part of the Motion Capture Troupe in London, a group of professional actors and physical performers under the direction of movement coach Sarah Perry.
She holds an MFA Actor and Performer Training from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London, where Physical Theatre is combined with traditional text-based conservatoire training and practices (scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation).