The Australian Ballet

Jarryd Madden

Senior Artist

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Jarryd Madden

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, to soloist in 2015 and to senior artist in 2017. A versatile artist, Jarryd has performed in every Bodytorque season since joining the company.

Repertoire highlights

  • The Sleeping Beauty grand pas de deux with Natalia Osipova at the Sydney International Ballet Gala, 2022
  • Jack/Knave of Hearts, Mad Hatter and Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2017
  • Doctor/Beloved Officer in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker – The Story of Clara, 2017
  • Wayne McGregor's Infra, 2017
  • Franz in Peggy van Praagh's Coppélia, 2016
  • William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, 2016
  • Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, 2015
  • Jirí Kylián’s Bella Figura, 2013
  • Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929, 2013, 2009
  • Nacho Duato's Por Vos Muero, 2009
  • Nicolo Fonte’s Possibility Space, 2008

Professional accolades


  • Telstra People's Choice Award, 2016
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2012
  • Green Room Award for Year's Work, 2019

Jarryd Madden and former Australian Ballet soloist Nicola Curry in Artifact Suite

You may not know

Jarryd is an avid comic-book collector, movie buff and music lover. He has a daughter, Willow, and a son, Phoenix, with fellow dancer Amy Harris.