We are aiming to raise £5,825 by June 2017, in order to offer a bursary place to an aspiring professional dancer wishing to take part in our unique Professional Development Diploma, JV2. The amount raised will cover the cost of the fees for the duration of the course for one dancer experiencing financial hardship.
The JV2 Diploma is a highly practical course for those hoping to pursue a career as a professional performer. Students are assessed and reviewed throughout the course before taking part in a national tour of a contemporary dance show. To date, 83% of JV2 graduates have gone on to work as professional dancers, choreographers or educators, or in other professions, the course having provided the essential link between training and work.
The Pinocchio Audience Bursary will be offered to one UK resident experiencing financial hardship. They must fulfil the selection criteria for the course and the bursary. Jasmin Vardimon Educational Company will select one recipient who best meets the criteria; the decision will be final. The bursary recipient will have their place confirmed by August 2017 and from October 2017 you will be able to follow the recipient’s progress on our social media channels; before having the chance to see them perform in JV2 on tour in the spring of 2018 at the culmination of their training. You will have been part of kick-starting a career in dance for a young person in financial hardship. Thank you for making a difference.