Jayde trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2011. Upon graduating she toured with GFO’s Australian production of ‘Annie’ as a Boylan Sister and in the adult ensemble.
She founded Citizen Theatre in 2013 and has since directed and produced Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (at Hares & Hyenas bookshop), The Importance of Being Earnest (at Como Historic House & Garden), two seasons of Nude, a one woman show she also wrote featuring the songs and stories of Marilyn Monroe (2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival & Alex Theatre St Kilda, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia's MATCH program) and Crestfall, which was part of a double bill (Inferno: A Double Bill) she produced featuring Attic Erratic & 5pound theatre's critically acclaimed production of Purgatorio.
She has also been involved with the development of new musicals such as Andrew Byrne's Holding Room (director), Belinda Jenkin & Will Hannagan's The Gathering (dramaturge for Vic Theatre Company) and Jess New's Einstein: Master of the Universe (director/dramaturge for VCA) and will direct a reading of Insatiable Moon by Jamie Burgess for VCA Music Theatre’s new works development program.
She has also been assistant director on numerous occasions including: Summer Rain (dir. Nancye Hayes OAM for VCA), The Living Museum of Erotic Women (dir. Willow J for Bernzerk Productions), The Hatpin(dir. Jacinta John for VCA) and Company (dir. Roger Hodgman for VCA).
She has been a collaborator and featured actor in a variety of video art projects which have won numerous awards and had countless screenings internationally. She has also been a voice over artist on video games and most notably on BBC's first ever virtual reality documentary, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel.
She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Anthropology and her research interests including the body, religion, performance, materiality and biomedicine. She also teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts.