Jade Chynoweth is an American dancer, actor, and a social media personality. She has featured as a dancer in a number of Mindless Behavior music videos in the 2011 and 2012. She has a huge social media following. She has over 14,000 followers on Twitter and over 34,000 followers on Instagram. Jade has her own YouTube channel named “untilitsnotfun” where she has more than 44,000 subscribers. Jade started dancing at the age of 2 and by the time she was 9, she was convinced that dancing was what she wanted to devote her life to. She is adept at performing all dance styles including jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, and tap. She has worked as a child actress in several popular movies such as ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’and in two seasons of ‘The Last Ship’.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Jade grew up in quiet Park City, Utah, where she began training at the age of two in her aunt’s small basement studio. Her mother used to teach her jazz. She was determined to be a dancer at a very young age. She has also studied at Dance Tech Studios taking classes in jazz, hip hop, pointe, tap, and ballet. She would participate in dance competitions every weekend while taking classes at the studio every day. Jade used to travel to LA on a regular basis to audition for dance gigs. The big break came when she secured a spot as a dancer on THE PULSE on tour’s 2010-11 Elite Protégés. Once chosen to be an Elite Protégé with The Pulse on Tour for the 2010-2011 season, Jade Chynoweth shot to fame as a dancer and performed as a member of E-Kidz and was a cast member in the Monsters of Hip-Hop Show ‘Shadows’. She also joined the immaBEAST dance crew. Jade has gained huge success on YouTube as well. Quite a lot of her videos have over a million views. She makes videos about dance which are mostly choreographed by her. In addition to major competition titles, she’s earned jobs that are the dance equivalent of gold medals, performing at MTV’s Video Music Awards and in commercials for Nike, Microsoft, and Toyota.
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What Makes Jade So Special
Jade is one of the most talented dancers to put up a channel on YouTube. The versatile teenager has the chameleon-like ability to go from hard and athletic to heartfelt and lyrical. This versatility comes from Jade’s complete dedication to dance. Jade puts in the work, training for countless hours with the world’s best teachers and choreographers. “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni, Gev Manoukian has mentored her since she was 9. He holds her in high regard and is full of praise for her. On several occasions, he has also said that people would run into the theater to watch her perform her solo in any competition. Manoukian has also choreographed many of her hip-hop solos. She has toured with top choreographers like Dave Scott, Mia Michaels, Criss Judd, Laurieann Gibson, and Brian Friedman. Jade describes her dance style as a balance between hard hitting, energized movement, and slow, sensual movement.
Jade is the dance world’s very own all-around champion. Today Chynoweth is an industry standout—not only as a professional dancer but also as an actotr. She’s scored roles in feature films like ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’, and a part in the TV show “The Last Ship.” She recently has started a blog called “It’s a Bugs Life” where she posts her dancing videos. The blog’s name is a hilarious take on her nickname JaDeBug.
Behind the Curtains
Jade Chynoweth describes herself as an adrenaline junkie and has tried everything from high level ropes courses to an Olympic Ski Ramp. For her, dance is a conversation. It is a form of communicating and conveying your true feelings and emotions to others. Jade is close to her family and finds inspiration from her two athletic brothers. She is good friends with her fellow dancers and competitors and says that competing brings them close and helps them develop their individual styles.