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’. 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, supported by the City of Stonnington) and ‘Crestfall’, as part of ‘Inferno: A Double Bill’, also featuring Attic Erratic & 5pound theatre's critically acclaimed production of ‘Purgatorio’. Recent credits include ‘Alexithymia’ for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival and one woman cabarets Jordan Barr's ‘How To Be Sexy’ (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018), Willow Sizer’s ‘Death of a Demi Diva’ (Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival 2018) and Ascent for Theatre Works’ 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival program for which she was writer and director. In 2018 she also started working with Opera Scholars Australia, directing for their ‘Moments In Opera’ and ‘Arias Concert’ events.
She has 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), Jess New's ‘Einstein: Master of the Universe’ (director/dramaturge for VCA development), ‘Insatiable Moon’ by Jamie Burgess (director for VCA reading) and a musical adaptation of ‘Dot and the Kangaroo’ (director/dramaturge for VCA development). 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), Company (dir. Roger Hodgman for VCA) and A Chorus Line (dir. Tyran Parke 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, performance and music theatre. She also teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts.