Meet Soloist

Jarryd Madden

Introducing Jarryd

Encouraged by his dance-teacher mother, Jarryd Madden started dancing at the age of three at his local dance school in Wauchope, New South Wales. He remained there until 2005 when, aged 16, he joined Melbourne’s National Theatre Ballet School. After a guest stint with The Australian Ballet during the 2007 season of Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, Jarryd officially joined the company at the beginning of 2008; he was promoted to coryphée in 2011 and to soloist in 2015. A versatile artist, Jarryd has performed in every Bodytorque season since joining the company.

repertoire highlights

Hilarion in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze 2014
Gaoler in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014
Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura 2013
The Baron in Graeme Murphy’s The Silver Rose 2010

You may not know

Jarryd is an avid comic-book collector, movie buff and music lover. He is a first-time parent to his beautiful daughter Willow with fellow dancer Amy Harris.

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2016, 2012