JV2 Professional Development Diploma provides participants with a unique opportunity to train and develop as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers and, if circumstances allow, tour nationally alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company.
JV2 are likely to work closely with the main company on projects during the programme.
With its direct relationship to one of the foremost creative minds in the UK, the programme offers participants access to the processes of Jasmin Vardimon Company and the opportunity to learn the technical foundations of dance theatre, as well as the specific approach developed by Vardimon. Alongside dance techniques, the JV2 Professional Development Diploma explores theatrical skills, voice coaching, body conditioning, analytical and education techniques, music and the visual arts.
JV2 is designed for a small group of participants, allowing one on one interaction with Jasmin Vardimon and company members. It is an ideal opportunity for dancers 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, participants will gain an insight into the working environment of a touring company. Vardimon and guest choreographers will create works for the group, transforming them into the JV2 Company, who celebrate the end of the programme performing (when possible) in a national tour. Participants will also gain experience and guidance in education delivery through Jasmin Vardimon Company methods, building confidence as dance educators of future generations.
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 artists in their chosen path*.
*85% of all JV2 graduates are currently employed in the sector: Pathways to Employment 2019
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 participants into versatile performers with skills in a range of performance disciplines.
Each day will consist of a technique or body conditioning class, followed by exploration of a specific module. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas as well as studying company repertoire. Learning outcomes will be assessed and reviewed throughout the programme and JV2 dancers will be given feedback from Jasmin and senior company members at regular intervals.
JV2 will be based in Ashford, Kent at the JV2 Space and associated studios.
JV2 covers intensive training, including a national tour if possible towards the end of the programme. The programme runs from October – April / May (dependent on holidays).
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.
If you are an overseas applicant, you may require a visa or settled status to participate on the programme. It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek appropriate information. Unfortunately, without accreditation, we are unable to support full-time student visas or offer visa support letters. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
The cost of JV2: Professional Development Diploma for 2021 – 2022: £7,000. 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.
Bursaries are available to provide financial assistance to those in most financial need who would otherwise not be able to pursue their artistic talent and training needed for their careers. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of talent and financial need, applications are open to all nationalities. Please see below for current bursary details:
• With thanks to the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, The Wingate Fellowship Bursary provides £5,000 towards the JV2 programme fees.
• With thanks to the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, the Ashford Designer Outlet Bursary provides £2,500 towards the JV2 programme fees.
We are constantly seeking further support to enable more JV2 participants to receive financial assistance. We will advertise more details on this page when these become available.
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 2021-22 entry.
Please only apply if you can commit financially and to the full duration of the programme.
More info: www.jasminvardimon.com/education-programme/