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.

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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), The Importance of Being Earnest (at Como Historic House & Garden) and Crestfall, which was part of a double bill (Inferno: A Double Bill) she also produced featuring Attic Erratic & 5pound theatre's critically acclaimed production of Purgatorio. Most recently she directed Alexithymia for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival and Jordan Barr's How To Be Sexy (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018). 

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), Insatiable Moon reading by Jamie Burgess (director for VCA) and a musical adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo for VCA Music Theatre’s new works development program. She also had her own new work Mara KORPER presented at Small and Loud in March this year (at The Channel, Arts Centre). 

She has 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) and will soon assist Tyran Parke on VCA's A Chorus Line.

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.