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 a project, 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 uses psycho-physical techniques, often starting with the breath, 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 passionate about encouraging young people to find their creative voices through movement.

 

Jasmine prides herself with being an empathetic and inclusive practitioner, always putting those she is working with at the centre of her practice. She 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).

Highlights in opera include: The Elixir of Love (Into Opera); Eugene Onegin (Buxton International Festival); Paul Bunyan (ENO, Alexandra Palace Theatre and Wilton's Musical Hall); The Day After (ENO: Studio Live).

Highlights in theatre include: Beasts (Lyric Hammersmith); Morph (Tristan Bates Theatre); No Quarter (Duelling Productions, Network Theatre); A Single Act (Duelling Productions, Theatro Technis).

Highlights in film include: Slow Motions (music video by Molly Mango); Phoenix (Dance Film by Aislinn King).

 

A full CV can be requested by emailing:

jasmine-ricketts@outlook.com

Jasmine is an experienced facilitator, having led workshops in movement and dance, as well as theatre and education, for people of all ages and of all levels of experience with performance. Recently, she ran 'Preparing to Move: Engaging Body, Mind and Breath' with Collective Creative Initiative, a workshop webinar for professional performers. This year, Jasmine has also been running accessible dance and movement workshops with Blackheath Halls Opera.

Jasmine currently works with Eastside Educational Trust (London) as a Creative Team member, dance and movement artist, and Disney Teaching Artist. She is also Dance and Movement Teacher at Best Theatre Arts. Jasmine also works with One Day Creative Education to bring creativity to primary school students around the country. Past engagements can be viewed by requesting a full CV: jasmine-ricketts@outlook.com.

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