As a movement person, Jasmine works with actors, singers, dancers, non-dancers, and young people - engaging and enhancing creative bodies. Jasmine's role is to work closely with directors to explore the physical nature of the piece in question, using movement in all its variants to capture the essence of the story. Jasmine's work spans punchy choreographed numbers to subtle physical characteristics, and from big ballroom scenes to ensemble choral gestures, and everything in-between. Movement is inherent in everything we do - Jasmine's practice is anchored in this truth and often uses psycho-physical techniques to engage the 'whole body' as a tool for expression.
As a facilitator, Jasmine believes that engagement with the arts and performance is vital for us to learn and grow as people. Dance and drama can empower and educate. Theatre-making helps build confidence, inspires creativity and fosters empathy. Jasmine is empathetic and strives to create encouraging, safe, and exciting spaces wherever she works.
Jasmine holds an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance. Her studies were kindly supported by the Trinity Laban Dance Scholarship and the Trinity Laban Hardship Fund. She also holds a BA in Drama with First Class Honours from the University of Exeter, having proudly received the Bertie Black Prize for academic achievement.
Jasmine attended Theatrical Intimacy training for Directors in December 2017 and is passionate about making intimate scenes safe for all. Jasmine was part of the 2017/18 cohort for the New Adventures Dance Company programme OVERTURE, a unique and incredible opportunity to develop her community dance practice. Jasmine held a place in the Young Choreographers Scheme by Dance in Devon and Pavilion Dance South West in 2014. She was able to take part in residencies with choreographers Russell Maliphant and Kevin Finann (MBE).
The Elixir of Love (Into Opera); Eugene Onegin (Buxton International Festival); Paul Bunyan (ENO, Alexandra Palace Theatre); Morph (Tristan Bates Theatre); Slow Motions (music video by Molly Mango); Morph (Tramshed Theatre); Paul Bunyan (ENO, Wilton's Music Hall); The Day After (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); The Day After (ENO: Studio Live); Phoenix (Dance Film by Aislinn King); Home (Arcola Theatre); #letsgetlost (Laban Studios); No Quarter (Duelling Productions, Network Theatre); Emma's Place (Laban Studio Theatre); A Single Act (Duelling Productions, Theatro Technis); Blink (RAW Festival, Exeter Northcott); Iolanthe (EUG&S, Exeter Northcott); Normal (Theatre with Teeth).
Women Like You (Flip the Bird Theatre Company); Little Shop of Horrors (Orchard Theatre)
Jasmine currently works with Eastside Educational Trust (London) as a Creative Team member, dance and movement artist, and Disney Teaching Artist. She also works with One Day Creative Education to bring creativity to primary school students around the country. Past engagements include: Early Stages Teacher with Stagecoach Performing Arts (Maidstone); Youth Practitioner and Associate Creative Artist with the Orchard Theatre (Dartford); Youth Practitioner with Bindlestick Theatre Company (Kent); Associate Artist with Anthos Arts (Exeter); Dance Counselor at Camp Farwell (Vermont, USA); Workshop Assistant with Hazlitt Youth Theatre (Maidstone).
The Great (Hulu), Slow Motions (Music video by Molly Mango); Phoenix (Dance film by Aislinn King); The English Channel (by Liz Aggiss, Bonnie Bird Theatre); Display (by Laura Brown, Thornlea Studios); Raised by my Past (Anthos Arts); Never Forget (Upottery Manor Rooms);There Never Will Be Another Annie (Roborough Studios); and as a Supporting Artist in various feature films/TV shows.