TheZoeBirkettAcademy.co.uk
Born and bred in the north east I had such a love of music, singing dancing ,acting ,dressing up or anything artistic and bold ! I always found music my form of expression through song and dance no matter what anyone else said, I was very lucky to have supportive parents that pushed me with so much love into the right direction.

Moving to London alone just age 16 , to pursue a career in the music industry I had to learn,grow adapt and challenge myself in many ways. Through this period and still do date I have worked with The best musicians,singers ,dancers actors ,stage crew ,producers ,directors in the world Who have inspired me, challenged my limits beyond belief, taught me creativity, brought the best out in me and BELIEVED in me ! Thank you to each and everyone of you who have supported my journey.

About me


Born and bred in the north east I had such a love of music, singing dancing ,acting ,dressing up or anything artistic and bold !
I always found music my form of expression through song and dance no matter what anyone else said, I was very lucky to have supportive parents that pushed me with so much love into the right direction.


Moving to London alone just age 16, to pursue a career in the music industry I had to learn,grow adapt and challenge myself in many ways. Through this period and still do date I have worked with The best musicians,singers ,dancers actors ,stage crew ,producers ,directors in the world
Who have inspired me, challenged my limits beyond belief, taught me creativity, brought the best out in me and BELIEVED in me !thank you to each and everyone of you who have supported my journey.


At sixteen years old, Zoe became the winning female contestant of ITV’s Pop Idol (2002). Her video Get Happy went straight in at number one and she signed a management deal with Simon Fuller’s 19 Management. Zoe went on to perform to over 250,000 fans on two national arena tours and sang five hits on the Pop Idol Big Band album which reached number one in the album chart and went triple platinum all within a year.


Training: Amanda McGlynn Vocal Academy, Lee Striezberg Method acting course, Lorraine Murray Dance School, Stagecoach Theatre Arts College and National Youth Music Theatre.


Theatre includes: Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical (West End), Principal Singer in What A Feeling (West End), Female Lead in Thriller Live (West End, International venues), Lead Female in Respect La Diva (West End), Dion in Hair (Munich, West End), Acid Queen in Tommy (West End), Maureen in Rent (Greenwich Theatre) and Currently Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard (UK Tour) and nominated for Best Alternate in the Westend frame awards and Broadway world awards 2015.


Concerts include: Pop Idol (UK Arena tours), Royal Albert Hall performances, A Party To Remember Live From Trafalgar Square – VE Day 60th, performances for The Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles and Prince Edward (Buckingham Palace), Lawrence Dallaglio’s testimonial dinner, Tony Blair’s son Leo’s christening, performance for the Iraq soldiers’ return home dinner (Dorchester Hotel) and The BRIT Awards party (O2 Indigo).

Television and film include: Pop Idol 2002 – female winner, Top of the Pops, Liquid News, Pop World, CDUK, Pepsi Chart Show, the Disney Show, This Morning, SMTV, Des & Mel, Nickelodeon, Children in Need, The Alan Titchmarch Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, I Dream and Sing If You Can.


Recordings include: Pop Idol Big Band album,(UK #1) Get Happy single (UK #1), Treat Me Like a Lady single (UK #12) and current female backing vocalist for Jason Derulo and Cher.


Other work includes: Presenter for Top of the Pops Awards, The Clothes Show Live (NEC Arena, Birmingham), Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (UK Arena Tour) and Strictly Ballroom (Golden Nugget, Las Vegas). Front cover interviews and magazine deals with OK Magazine, Heat, Now, The Daily Star, The Sun and many other national papers and magazines.


Following Zoe’s acclaimed successful career Zoe also runs performing workshops up and down the United Kingdom and is ecstatic about bringing them back home to the north east