Born in Perth, Jake completed his training at WAAPA, performing in numerous contemporary and ballet works by George Balanchine, Raewyn Hill and Xiaoxing Zhang. Jake joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) for its European tour of Garry Stewart’s Proximity. Shortly after he joined the ensemble full time. Other ADT highlights include the Australian season of Garry Stewart’s Proximity and Birdbrain. In 2015 Jake choreographed for the RAD Festival in Perth and its 80th Anniversary Gala in Adelaide. Jake first performed with EDC as a guest artist for the 2016 remount of When Time Stops before returning to ADT to perform Objekt by Garry Stewart. Jake became a company member later that year to join EDC’s 2016 China tour and has since performed in EDC productions Propel, Natalie Weir’s Behind Closed Doors and Mozart Airborne (with OperaQ). He also recently danced in a collaborative projection piece titled Exchange(s) with artist Matt Sheridan and TWFine art for the 2017 Teneriffe Festival.