About

"Each form of expression is a facet of the spherical self, combining perfectly as a whole."

Jade Osborne Multi-Disciplinary Performance Artist As a creative enthusiast, I have had a long-term commitment to social development with a community education emphasis. I am a motivated, goal-oriented creative conduit who thrives in a diversely collaborative and educational environment. As a facilitator and workshop leader, I guide participants through the artistic process. This process helps participants to reconnect with their inherent creative abilities, thus allowing for the re-emergence of personal integrity, inspiring authenticity and giving energetic support to everyone on their path of purpose. I believe that each form of expression is a facet of the spherical self, combining perfectly as a whole. As a dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist, visual artist, capoeirista, and aerialist, my work interlaces multiple art forms, performance art and theatrical techniques with modern spiritual connectedness. Art is interlaced; everything is the essence of creativity. Every motion, sound and vision is connected and inspired by this same expressively potential...

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Background

As a multimedia artist, dancer, instructor, and producer, I have performed and instructed both nationally and internationally as a solo artist, artist-in-residence and as a company member.

Multimedia artist, dancer, instructor, and producer, Jade Osborne began her career by creating spoken word and multimedia dance performances in Kansas City. With a desire to explore non-traditional forms of movement, she studied Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance form, under the instruction of Mestre Fabio Loureiro of Beribazu Capoeira in the Midwest and at the Federal University of Espirito Santo, in Victoria, Brasil. After five years of training, teaching and touring, Jade re-emerged on the performance circuit in Kansas City as a choreographer and dancer with Quixotic. Through those productions, Jade was inspired to begin her training in aerial acrobatics with nationally renowned circus arts teacher, Lynn Coleman. Her training has since continued through experiential workshops with Pilobolus Dance, Interplay, Biodanza instructors as well as with Shamanic, Brazilian and Native American healers. It is through her various studies that she has developed a unique style of movement and theory that works to strengthen energetic connections, thus inspiring a clearer sense of individual purpose and community resonance. Jade has performed and instructed both nationally and internationally as a solo artist and...

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Workshops

This is what it’s all about…sharing creative projects! And this is my passion…to learn from and share with communities all over the world!

This is what it’s all about…sharing creative projects! And this is my passion…to learn from and share with communities all over the world! For more than a decade I have been a workshop facilitator, mentor and instructor, in the US as well as internationally, specializing in at-risk populations and under-served communities. I lead private classes, small group workshops as well as large scale workshops for camps, corporate team-building, retreats, festivals and events. Listed below are the various projects I would love to share with your community. (Click on the project to learn more.) Experiential Arts Creatrix Movement, Intensives and Coaching  Performing Arts Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian Martial Art/Dance Form) Capoeira Music (with traditional Brazilian Instruments) Maculele (Machete or Stick Dancing) Latin / Ballroom Dancing Improvisational Dance Expressive Dance Techniques Aerial Dance (Silks, Hammock, Lyra, Straps) Aerial Performance Techniques Dance Theory & Site-Specific Community Pieces Intensive or Private Lessons/Workshops in any of these subjects Visual, Technology and Literary Arts Poetry Writing and Performance Acrylic & Watercolor Painting Mask Making Sculpey Jewelry Making Website Design (Adobe Dreamweaver / WordPress) Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop)...

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Media

Performance Imagery, Videos and Stories are found here.

Imagery, Videos and Stories are found here. Click on the image or link below for more information.       IMAGERY VIDEO  ...

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Angela Gravino

Angela Gravino

“Jade’s ability to relate to the young artist and enhance their artistic ability was profound. Her energy, attitude, and belief in the MyARTS program was truly a blessing.”

Stacey Locke

Stacey Locke

“An excellent experience for trust and community building as well working as a group. It is super easy and accessible even if you have no dance or theater background.”

Lacey Ellington

Lacey Ellington

“I always enjoy breaking out of my shell. Thanks for some new tools to use for play and performance!”

Tessa Van Dieren

Tessa Van Dieren

“Thank you for the great class. The exercises were well explained and easy to follow, bringing out many creative movements! Totally awesome!”

Nate Bogert

Nate Bogert

“Jade has an uncanny ability to not only organize the logistics of a production, but has the keen know how to make key creative decisions. She is a true mistress of magic.”

Sarah Breedlove

Sarah Breedlove

“I enjoyed the organic flow of the experience [which] provided a supportive platform for all levels of fitness and movement training. I believe [this] activity fosters greater community interaction and acceptance of others.”

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