Open Auditions for JV2 2020-21:
Please bring a printed copy of your current CV, suitable dancewear, shoes and kneepads. Programme suitable for 18+
Please email eduadmin@jasminvardimon.com for further information

Tuesday 7 April, Taiwan
Please note that due to current travel restrictions we will no longer be holding an audition for JV2 in Taiwan. Please email eduadmin@jasminvardimon.com for more information

Sun 26 April, Ashford, UK (Invited Applicants Only)
Registration 9.30am
Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, The Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

JV2 Professional Development Diploma provides participants with a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers, touring nationally alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Working in the exclusive Jasmin Vardimon Production Space students will benefit from ample opportunities to further develop as performers alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company. With its direct relationship to one of the foremost creative minds in the UK, the programme offers students access to the processes of Jasmin Vardimon, taught by Jasmin and senior company members.

Throughout the programme students will learn the technical foundations of dance theatre, and the specific approach developed by Jasmin Vardimon. Alongside dance techniques, students will explore theatrical skills, voice coaching, body conditioning, analytical and educational techniques. The programme will provide experience in various performance disciplines to include movement, voice, drama, music and visual arts.

JV2 is designed for a small group of students, allowing one on one interaction with Jasmin Vardimon and company members. The programme is an ideal opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge of Vardimon’s methodology and apply it to their own creative exploration.  Working side by side with the professional touring company in repertoire rehearsals, students will gain an insight to the working environment of a touring company.  Jasmin Vardimon and company members will create works on the students, transforming them into the JV2 Company, who celebrate the end of the programme performing in a national tour towards the end of the second semester. Participants will also gain experience in and learn how to educate through Jasmin Vardimon Company methods, building confidence as dance educators of future generations.

The training the programme provides is designed for performers who wish to develop as versatile and multi-disciplinary artists. Students will gain invaluable experience working with one of the most inspiring and stimulating choreographers of the 21st Century.
It is hoped that from this programme, performers will be selected to enter the Jasmin Vardimon Company, go forward to lead educational work under the Jasmin Vardimon Educational Company or continue as successful performers in their chosen path*.

*85% of all JV2 graduates are currently employed in the sector: Pathways to Employment 2019

Programme Overview
Jasmin Vardimon Company’s JV2: Professional Development Diploma is a highly practical programme for those who are hoping to pursue a career as a professional performer. The aim of the programme is to develop students into versatile performers with skills in a range of performance disciplines.
JV2 will cover various performance skills and techniques such as theatrical skills and voice coaching in addition to lectures in contextual studies and analyzing techniques We hope our students will relate to the wider world of art and performance and will be well informed whilst training with Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Each day will consist of a technique or body conditioning class, followed by exploration of a specific module. Students will be given the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas as well as studying Jasmin Vardimon Company repertoire. Students will be assessed and reviewed throughout the programme and given feedback from Jasmin and senior company members at regular intervals.

JV2 will be based in Ashford, Kent at the Jasmin Vardimon Production Space.

JV2 covers intensive training, including a national tour towards the end of the programme.  The programme runs from October – May.

2020 Dates: Monday 5 October 2020 – Friday 7 May 2021

(These dates are still subject to change as touring opportunities and projects arise).

Applicants must be over 18 years of age by 1st October on their year of entry to the programme. There is no upper age limit.  The programme is suitable for school leavers, postgraduate students and experienced performers looking to continue their professional development. Applicants must be eligible to study in the UK. Applicants must be able to commit to all weeks of the course in order to complete the Diploma.

The cost of JV2: Professional Development Diploma for 2020 – 2021:
UK and EU applicants: £7,000  International applicants: £17,500

This includes the programme intensive training and touring expenses. Fees are to be paid in instalments at set intervals through the duration of the programme.  Details of accommodation and a digs list will be made available to those who are successful in securing a place on the programme.

International Bursary:

The JV2 International Bursary is available for International students who have been selected and offered a place on the JV2: Professional Development Diploma.  The bursary is awarded on the basis of talent in order to show our dedication and commitment to providing unique and high-quality training opportunities to talented individuals from overseas.

Only individuals from outside of the UK and EU are eligible for this bursary in order to assist students with the much higher industry-standard International Fees for Postgraduate Training. The Bursary will be equivalent to the difference between the UK and International Training Fee.
Please note there is a limit of one Bursary per year. Selection of students eligible for the Bursary will be determined on talent and financial need and will be awarded by Jasmin Vardimon.

How do JV2 Professional Development Diploma and JVIntensive differ from one another? Take a look at our Training Programmes Comparison 2019

Application Process for JV2
JV2: Professional Development Diploma holds open auditions for entry to the programme.  See the top of this page for Audition Dates for 2019 entry.

Please only apply if you can commit financially and to the full duration of the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

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