Honorary Ambassador of Ashford Award for Jasmin Vardimon MBE

25 August 2023

Ashford Borough Council established an Honorary Ambassador of Ashford Award Scheme to recognise and honour individuals who have made or are making a significant contribution to the development, wellbeing, strength and/or civic dignity of the borough of Ashford.

This month the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Larry Krause, had the pleasure of presenting two new recipients with this prestigious honour – Jasmin Vardimon MBE and Mr Doodle.

The award was presented to internationally known Jasmin Vardimon MBE who has a truly inspiring career covering world tours, multiple educational programmes, expert staff (on and off stage) and an MBE for services to the arts. This award acknowledges and celebrates how Jasmin Vardimon uses her talent and profile to locally, nationally and internationally attract world class artists to the borough. The award presentation took place in the new Jasmin Vardimon creative studio, which is already establishing itself as a flagship centre of dance in the UK.

The Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Larry Krause, said of Jasmin Vardimon: “Presenting this award to Jasmin Vardimon was a great honour, to celebrate her incredible talent, creative mind and ambition. Over the past 13 years Jasmin Vardimon has called Ashford home, she has been ensuring others get to explore and harness their own unique skills and to change the world in which they live, culturally, whether that be in a small or large way.”

Jasmin Vardimon was honoured in receiving this award and hopes to continue her involvement in developing the opportunities in Ashford. Jasmin said “Now that our home is built in Ashford, our commitment and dedication to our local community has grown deeper with an expanding range of opportunities to take part in, and I look forward to developing these further more in years to come”.

Photo credit: Jasmin Vardimon Company

Press release: Ashford Borough Council