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Jasmin Vardimon Company welcomes new Patron Bill Knight OBE

21 May 2018

We are delighted and honoured to welcome Bill Knight OBE as a Patron of Jasmin Vardimon Education Company!

Bill has worked closely with us as a photographer for the last two years, capturing JV2’s performances and rehearsals.  Bill started in professional photography at the age of 18 as a beach photographer in Margate. After a long and successful career in the law, he returned to photography some 17 years ago. In addition to capturing the energy of JV2, Bill also photographs for British Youth Opera, English Touring Opera, Charles Court Opera and theartsdesk.com. His theatre shots have appeared in all the leading newspapers.

In a former life, Bill was senior partner at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, President of the City of London Law Society, Deputy Chairman of Council at Lloyd’s of London and Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. He was awarded the OBE in 2012 for services to financial regulation.

We thank him for his on-going support of JV2 and we look forward to our continuing work together.

 ‘It is a real delight to be a patron of JV2. Photographing them up close in the rehearsal room, the fire, energy and sheer physicality of the dance is almost overwhelming. I greatly admire the commitment and hard work that goes into what they do and it is an honour to be involved.’
 – Bill Knight