Professional Contemporary Dance in Los Angeles
Jade is a dance artist with interests in choreography, performance, teaching, and arts administration. She has recently graduated from the University of California at Irvine where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography and Dance Performance. She has performed in a multitude of department productions, as well as student-developed shows. In addition, she has performed in several professional productions in and around the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas. Her skills in arts administration and management have been developed through experiences working with arts organizations such as Bare Bones Dance Theater (BBDT), a non-profit student organization. Ms. Cole has taught dance classes and camps for several years as well as choreographed youth competition dances which have helped her to hone her skills in communication, organization and client relations skills. Before moving to California to attend UCI, Ms. Cole performed in a variety of shows, ranging from charity events to pre-professional productions, as well as competing in youth dance competitions as a part of a team and soloist for six years. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she began training in dance and gymnastics at a young age. Growing up, she practiced in the styles of ballet, jazz, and tap. Later her interests in contemporary and modern styles grew and she made the decision to relocate and pursue a higher education in dance. Upon graduating from UCI, Ms. Cole has been continuing her passion of teaching dance classes while also pursuing opportunities in performance and arts administration.