IN THE very competitive world of dance Jodie Fry from Braunton has secured a place on the Jasmine Vardimon Company professional development certificate course.
Eleven talented dancers from Greece, Germany, Latvia, Ireland, Italy, Croatia and the UK have been selected by Jasmine and her company to train full-time in the JVC Production space in Ashford, Kent.
Jodie's love of dancing started at a very early age. While training at Dancing Feet Academy in Braunton she could often be seen performing at the Queen's Theatre and Landmark Theatre.
She passed all her exams from pre-primary to advanced, many of which with distinction and during her time at Dancing Feet Academy she appeared in all of their production shows as well as a performance with Wayne Sleep in his show Stars For A Day. She also took part in two performances choreographed by Mavin Khoo – one of the leading international male solo Bharata Natyam performers – a performance in the West End at the Shaftsbury Theatre and several summer seasons at Saunton Sands Hotel.
Jodie, 23, moved to London four years ago after being awarded a place at the London Theatre School. A year later she successfully auditioned for the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she achieved a BA honours degree (2:1) in contemporary dance.
Nadine Morrish, principal of Dancing Feet Academy, said: "We are all so proud of Jodie. She has worked so hard to get where she is today and it has been an absolute pleasure to see her develop from a little girl in a pink tutu into the beautiful strong dancer she is today. Myself and all the teaching team wish her every success for the future."
Jasmine Vardimon is known as one of the most inspiring choreographers of the 21st century. She and her company members will work with the students, transforming them into the JV2 Company who will celebrate the end of the course performing in a national tour.