Jade is so grateful to have completed her high school years by being honored with the coveted 2019 BROADWAY ALLIANCE/ JRAYS (John Raitt) AWARD as one of three High School students chosen in Southern California to go to New York City and work with Broadway Casting Directors, Directors, Agents, Vocal coaches, Choreographers and Tony Award winning Actors. She was also honored as the 2019 ARTIST OF THE YEAR for the NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS AWARDS, celebrating her diverse talents as an actress, singer- songwriter and dancer.
Professionally, Jade was honored to play one of SHAKESPEARE’S most famous and challenging leading ladies as Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT at the ACTORS CO-OP in Hollywood. She worked alongside Olivier Nominated actress ALEXANDRA SILBER in CAROUSEL at the prestigious REPRISE! Theater company (JASON ALEXANDER -artistic director), and with the multi- award winning FULLERTON CIVIC LIGHT OPERA in their world premiere of JANE EYRE as Adele/Young Jane, and in the ensemble of Brigadoon.
During her high school career, Jade was a multiple award winning actress for her portrayals of Annie Sullivan in THE MIRACLE WORKER, Diana Steed in the world premiere of THE HUMAN COMEDY, Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Claire in CREATING CLAIRE, Cinderella in CINDERELLA and Marion in THE MUSIC MAN. She received nominations for her portrayals of Mrs. Banks in MARY POPPINS, Mrs. Darling in PETER PAN and Jennie Mae in THE DIVINERS.
Jade is also a singer-songwriter having recently completed her first EP entitled UNITY. Her single INVISIBLE from the EP has reached nearly 160K views on Soundcloud. Two other singles from UNITY, DRIFT and IMPERFECTLY PERFECT, garnered Jade NYA Awards for Best New Song this year and last year. Currently, Jade is working on her next album with her new single BUTTERFLIES soon to be released. Look for Jade on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and more.
As a dancer, Jade has backed up JORDAN FISHER, OLIVIA HOLT, CRISCILLA ANDERSON as well as being featured in dance videos by award winning choreographer MATT STEFFANINA, TONY BELLISSIMO and CHARLIE BARTLEY. Jade loves HIP HOP but is also an avid TAP DANCER and has studied BALLET and CONTEMPORARY for years. In 2017, she competed on the PANTAGES THEATER’S stage winning best performance of the day with her school’s recreation of the Broadway Choreography of STEP IN TIME from MARY POPPINS the MUSICAL.
Jade’s favorite role, however, is as a servant and an influencer. She’s been blessed with so much and wants nothing more than to continue to learn and to give back, paying forward what her mentors have given to her. Her passion to end the grave injustice of slavery of any kind can be shared by becoming a FREEDOM PARTNER, more information on her CHARITY PAGE. Her other HUGE passion is the need for education reform. Not everyone in this world has access to quality education, so Jade feels very fortunate and thankful for the education she was provided. However, IF we are to INFLUENCE, CHANGE GROW and meet the needs of the next generation of laborers, tradesmen and women, artisans and entrepreneurs, we must begin by teaching them as unique individuals. If you agree, please pass on my 7 minute Ted Talk below. Change begins one voice at a time. Blessings!
“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT GIVE.” Winston Churchill