Jasmin is an Aboriginal woman with a mixed heritage of Irish, Chinese, and Russian Jewish ancestry. Her Aboriginal heritage is from Savannah country; the Tagalaka and Kurtijar Peoples from Normanton and Croydon in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
She has a Diploma in Musical Theatre from The Dance Factory, Melbourne and in 2002 Jasmin commenced a two year period of further study in Contemporary Dance at NAISDA Dance College, working with Indigenous choreographers such as Vicki Van Hout and Frances Rings.
During her time there, Jasmin was privileged to study in depth Traditional dance from the Yirrkala and Lardil communities in the top end and the Gulf, and Danley and Badu Islands in the Torres Strait. Jasmin found a close spiritual connection to Lardil tradition, which was affirmed when she later discovered that her people are closely linked with the Lardil community.
Jasmin has appeared in HAIR: The Musical (David Atkins, the Production Company, 2002), danced with creative arts company Curious Works and has worked with choreographers such as Vicki Van Hout and Frances Rings.
She joined Bangarra in 2007 and some of her repertoire highights include performing the title role in 2014’s Patyegarang and creating her first choreographic work, Macq, as part of Bangarra’s Dance Clan 3 in 2013. Jasmin has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America with the company, and has performed on some of the world’s most renowned stages, and has had the rare opportunity to dance under the night sky in front of Indigenous rural communities throughout Australia.
In 2016, Jasmin will restage her unforgettable debut work Macq as part of the OUR land people stories national tour.
Jasmin’s career in dance reflects her deep connection to her culture, to art, and to spirit.