Jade Coutts

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Jade started ballet at the age of three in Singapore and upon moving to Cairns with her family in 1996, continued her training at Turning Pointe Dance Studios under the direction of Leticia Savage. In 2005, after numerous years of intense ballet training at age 14, Jade relocated to Melbourne to train at The Australian Ballet School. In 2008 she continued her dance training at Queensland University of Technology graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance). During the three year course, Jade was exposed to contemporary dance and with this was privileged to work with choreographers including Daniel Jaber, Paul White, Lisa Griffiths, Paul Zivkovich, Shaaron Boughen and Csaba Buday, as well as being a part of a piece choreographed by Keith Hawley.

Furthermore, aerial artists Kym Stokes and Les Livesey used Jade in their final Masters of Fine Arts performance, which resulted in a 50 minute piece, with a culmination of aerial apparatus and ballet at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2010. Additional performance credits include Launch pad with Expressions Dance Company and In One Day with The Melbourne Ballet Company. Jade’s passion has seen her embrace an array of dance genres and she feels extremely excited and privileged that her musical theatre debut is in The King and I. Jade would like to thank her mum especially and two brothers for their constant support throughout her life as well as the rest of her family, teachers, mentors and friends.