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Jade Wood

Senior Artist

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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.

Repertoire highlights

  • 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

Professional accolades


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

Jade Wood and Marcus Morelli

You may not know

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