Before Jade Elysan became an Actress she explored a myriad of career paths including: Make-Up, Fashion Design & Pharma Sales (which she admits the film & book 'Love and Other Drugs' is pretty accurate to the stories she heard from reps in the field years before her). Though, she was able to express herself creatively and excelled on mostly anything she put her focus on, she was always seeking some other form of fulfillment, and felt there was something more to her journey in life. In 2010, with some encouragement and guidance of a close industry friend, she decided to take a leap of faith into her childhood dream of Acting, which has ever since been her most fulfilling path in life!
Having trained in modern dance from the young age of 3, performing was something that came natural to Jade. She did some drama in high school but found her true enjoyment being on camera for her television & media classes!
Within the first few short months of delving into the entertainment industry, she found she was accepted with ease and began appearing as the Principle performer in Television Commercials, and also booking work as a model, which her petite 5'3 self was thrilled about! She truly believed in the value of training in any craft to bring new depths through herself, and was accepted to the William Esper Studio in NYC, known for their intense actor training, where she trained in Acting, Movement, Voice & Speech. Being a very outgoing individual, Improv was something that came easily to her as well, and she trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC completing 4-Core levels of their long form improv program! She worked with many instructors there who were trained by co-founder Amy Poehler. To strengthen her craft, she attended The Barrow Group NYC for on-going scene study, with intructor Lee Brock, whom Oscar winning & nomiated actresses Anne Hathaway & Vera Farmiga trained with earlier in their careers.
In the fall of 2011, she was offered her first film role as 'Dr. Vicki', where she played a Urologist in the comedy 'Damaged Goods'. Soon after in December 2011, was offered her first Leading role as 'Parker' in her first feature film 'This Time Tomorrow' after her initial meeting with Director Shane Bissett. This Leading role lead to several Leading & Supporting roles in other feature films & short films that you can find in her filmography.
"To know who you are in your truest form is the greatest expression any artist can bring through their craft...as your deepest nature is limitless beyond boundaries~ and the fullness who you are can touch souls to their inner core...your potential in who you are is ever growing, ever changing and forever reaching to your greatest heights..."