Jade has been a part of MPAC since fall 2000. She joined as a student in ballet and music classes at age 8 and has been here ever since. She started teaching improv in high school and now teaches both on her own and alongside Carol for all of the non-private performing arts classes held at MPAC, as well as stage directing workshops, "Boar's Head", and some Full Circle productions. Since graduating high school in 2010, she has been involved (even just minimally) in nearly every aspect of putting on a show both on and offstage. Though she primarily directs or assistant directs, she has also choreographed, designed and painted sets, assisted in costumes, run lights, and is the main force behind the Holiday Spectaculars. Having grown up under the teachings of Carol and other past staff members of MPAC, Jade strives to provide to her students the same guidance and lessons she herself learned here as a child while nurturing their love of performance and theatre the way Carol, Julie, and others did for her all those years ago.