Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon is a leading force in British dance theatre. Born and raised on a Kibbutz in central Israel, she joined the Kibbutz Dance Company and in 1995 won a British Council On the Way to London Choreography Award. She moved to London in 1997 where she founded Jasmin Vardimon Company (previously Zbang). Jasmin is an Associate Artist at Sadler's Wells, since 2006. Previously, she was an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998 and a Yorkshire Dance Partner from 1999-2005.

Enjoying sell-out performances across the UK and internationally, her Company's works include: Freedom, 7734, Yesterday, Justitia, Park, Lullaby, Ticklish, LureLureLure, Tête, Madame Made and Therapist. Lullaby gained Jasmin selection for the BBC documentary Dance Film Academy featuring the development of a film version of the piece (2005). Jasmin has been commissioned to choreograph for the Royal Opera House (Tannhäuser, 2010) and for ROH2's OperaShots season with composer Graham Fitkin at the Linbury Studio (Home 2012). Other commissions include Hellenic Dance Athens, CandoCo, WID, Bare Bones, Transitions and curating the Dance Ballads Festival at the Oval House.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including: the prestigious Jerwood Choreography Award (2000); the Jerwood Foundation's Changing Stages Award (2004); a nomination for Best Female Artist at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards (2003); The London Arts Board New Choreographers' Award (1998); The Colette Littman Scholarship Award (1997); The Havatzeleth Foundation Scholarship (1997 & 1995); and the America-Israel Foundation Choreography Scholarship (1989 & 1991).

Jasmin is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, since September 2011. She developed a Higher Education programme for dancers and actors, led by her company as a Post-Graduate Diploma at Royal Holloway University London and in 2012 launches a full-time certificate course at her company's home base in Ashford.