Growing up in Wagga Wagga, Jarryd started dancing at the age of eight. Trained in Latin American, Ballroom, Salsa and Hip Hop, Jarryd moved to Sydney at eighteen to follow his dancing dreams.
Focusing on the Latin and Ballroom genres, Jarryd competed nationally and internationally and went on to win numerous competitions including the Singapore International and the East Coast Classic.
With his international competition experience, Jarryd was launched into his first big show, Jason Gilkison’s Burn The Floor where he performed in the USA for 6 months. With a newfound love for the stage, Jarryd landed a role on television’s Dancing With The Stars and hasn’t looked back.
On DWTS Jarryd has been paired with Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell, pop star Ricki-Lee Coulter, My Kitchen Rules Personality Ash Pollard, TV Presenter Renee Bargh and comedian Celia Pacquola with whom he won the season and took home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy! In every season Jarryd has been heavily praised for his choreography and has gone on to choreograph for Ricki-Lee for many performances.
In 2015 Jarryd landed the biggest role of his career playing Nathan Starkey in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical which toured Touring Australia for 2 years.
As a sought-after creative with an expertise in partner work, Jarryd is now based in Sydney and juggles performance opportunities with choreographic work and creative opportunities. Over the past few years, he has had key creative roles on Dirty Dancing the Immersive Experience, ABC Catalyst Keep On Dancing, and was the Choreographer for the iconic Toni Lamond and Frank Sheldon dance scene in BBC/Stan original mini-series Ten Pound Poms.
Combining his performance skills and creative prowess, most recently Jarryd took on the role of On-Stage Swing for the popular musical Elvis A Musical Revolution (DVE) along with the Dance Captain role for all partnering work and contributing key choreography.
Jarryd’s passion project, which he squeezes in where he can, is his dance company FIT2MOVE, which inspires young people/school students to embrace health and fitness through dance.