Zandile Darko is a London based actor, performer and theatre maker from Germany with a background in Dance, Devised Theatre and Cultural Studies.
She received her artistic training in Physical Theatre 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, Alexander technique, contemporary dance, rhythm work, ensemble singing as well as different dramatic territories.
Since 2010, she has been a performer with Hajusom, an award-winning transnational art project in Hamburg, and progressed to become an Assistant Director in 2015. She is also part of Label Noir, an Afro- German performance collective of theatre and filmmakers in Berlin since 2010. In 2018 she co-founded the international duo collaboration Wet Paint with Swedish theatre maker, performer and writer Therese Ramstedt in London.
She is currently undertaking an MFA Actor and Performer Training programme at 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).