Project Description

JARRYD NURDEN

Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg.

In 2008 he reached the Top 6 Guys in M-NET and Pieter Toerien’s Reality TV Competition- High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa. He then went on to study Musical Theatre at TUT in 2010, under the mentorship of the current Oakfields College lecturers in Pretoria, where he honed his craft of Singing, Dancing & Acting.

At TUT he appeared in various productions including ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘Parade’. As well as various dance productions including ‘Chronicles’ by Timothy Le Roux , ‘To be Continued’, ‘TUT Dance Season’.

Jarryd is a full time model with ICE Genetics Model Management in Cape Town. His professional appearances include Jockey International Print ,Fitbit , Adidas,  Ponds International TV Campaign, 17 Magazine and Edgar’s Summer TVC and the Cover Model for ‘One Small Seed’ National & International pop culture Magazine.

Professional Dance Company works include:  ‘La Burlesque’ (Trinity CTN), Bailey Snyman’s physical theatre Contemporary work ‘Moffie’ at the National Graham’s Town Arts Festival & The Market Theatre in Johannesburg and performed in Skouspel 2013 at the Sun City Super Bowl.

Jarryd made his Professional Musical Theatre Debut in Janice Honeyman’s ‘Jack and the Bean Stalk’ Pantomime in 2012 and then went on to perform in the ‘Fastest Show on Earth’ Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at Joburg Theatre in 2013.

Jarryd made his ‘principle’ debut later in 2013 performing the role of ‘RIFF’ in West Side Story at the Playhouse Opera Theatre, Where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards.

He then joined the International Cast and Touring Company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS for the South Korean National Tour 2014 as the role of Skimbleshanks & cover Rum Tum Tugger and continued his role for the Singapore 2015 season that January.

He then went into the International Tour of Singin’ In The Rain where he covered the roles of Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown. He is now playing the 9th brother Isaachar & The Butler in the National & International Tour of Joseph And His Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat 2016/2017

MEASUREMENTS

Height: 1.78     Waist: 32      Shoe: 9      Hair: Brown      Eyes: Green/Blue