Jade Alex is a disciplined Actor and Director raised in the Blue Mountains, Australia.
With over 7 years of acting training through NIDA short courses and movement workshops with William Zappa, Jade graduated from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor of Performance. Jade refined her skills as a director under mentor: Lex Marinos and later directed and devised her own work; The Butterfly and the Black Dog, first performed at the Pilgrim Theatre, then later at ICE in Parramatta as a fundraiser for The Back Dog Institute. During her study at AADA Jade was given the opportunity to assist and observe an admired director, Damien Ryan – Artistic Director of Sport for Jove and Adam Cook.
In 2013 Jade became heavily involved in Theatre In Education and Children’s Entertainment. In 2014 Jade joined Entertainment Blue Mountains playing Wendy in ‘The Wollemi Warrior’, which toured to The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Mt Tomah and Mt Annan to various school groups. Later, she played various roles in EBM’s production of ‘Mother Goose’. Jade also joined Blue Whale Theatre Company; Touring Theatre In education shows around Australia.
In 2015, Jade played ‘Nina’ in ‘The Seagull’ as a part of an ensemble project produced by Hurrah Hurrah and The Hot BLOODed Theatre Company. Then, in the same year, was given the opportunity to direct ‘Akio’! Performed at Hayes Theatre Company, produced by Blue Theatre Company.
Jade is excited for many upcoming projects in 2016, including: ‘Rhinoceros’ By Jetpack Theatre – performing at Kings Cross Theatre (Actor), ‘Budgie Smugglers of the Murrumbidgee’ performing at King St Theatre (Director) and ‘Resolution’ by Brave New Word, performing at Actors Pulse (Assistant Director).
Other works include; ‘Nell Gwynn ‘ in Playhouse Creatures, Directed by Andrew Davidson; Irina in Chekhov In Hell, Directed by Jason Langley at the Pilgrim theatre; ‘Christina’ in the Comedy Musical ‘Office Ink’ a part of the Fringe Festival 2015; ‘Vicky’ in the Feature Film ‘Memories of Michael’ directed by Andrew Gordon and Costume Designer for ‘The Way Things Work’ Directed by Leland Kean at The Rock Surfers Theatre Co.