Meet Senior Artist

Jade Wood

Introducing Jade

Jade Wood was born in Cairns, Queensland, and started dancing at the age of three at the Jillanne Reynolds School of Dance. After moving with her family to Portugal for a year when she was ten, she returned to Cairns and joined The Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Junior Programme, traveling to Melbourne a few times per year. In 2004, Jade relocated to Melbourne to attend The Australian Ballet School. She toured with The Dancers Company in 2009 and 2010 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2011. She has toured internationally with the company to New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Beijing, Shanghai and London. She was promoted to coryphée in 2015, to soloist in 2017 and to senior artist in 2018.

  • Cinderella in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella 2018
  • Valencienne in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2018
  • The Firebird in Graeme Murphy's Firebird 2018
  • Princess Florine and the Fairy of Musicality in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© 2017
  • Giselle in The Australian Ballet's Regional Tour of Giselle, 2017
  • Viktor Gvosky's Grand pas classique 2017
  • 4th Movement Principal in George Balanchine's Symphony in C 2017
  • Agrippina Vaganova's Diana and Actéon Pas de deux 2016
  • "Bomb Squad" Ballerina in Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room 2015
Jade as the Rose Fairy in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker. Photography Kate Longley

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award and People's Choice Award 2018
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2016, 2014

You may not know

Jade and her fiancé are proud owners of two long-haired miniature dachshunds named Bentley and Winter.