Meet Coryphée

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 to Portugal for a year when she was ten, she returned to Cairns and successfully auditioned for The Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Junior Program. In 2004 Jade relocated to Melbourne to attend The Australian Ballet School’s after-school program; in 2007 she was accepted as a full-time student, continuing her academic studies at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Jade toured with The Dancers Company in 2009 and 2010 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2011.

  • Peasant Pas de deux, Lead Wili and Girlfriend in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
  • Star in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella 2015
  • Cygnet in Stephen Baynes’ and Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2015, 2012
  • Mustardseed in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream 2015
  • Sérénade solo in Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc 2014
  • Gamzatti’s Sister in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014

Professional accolades

Awards

  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2014

You may not know

Jade has a keen interest in forensic science and is studying for a science degree.