Jayd

Jayd

jaydBorn and raised in Toronto, Jayd grew up with a strong third culture identity. From a young age Jayd studied dance and music as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and performed with a number of different troupes and orchestras both in and out of school. She spent a number of years performing and teaching circus arts before she found a love for the drum. Now working in design, Jayd spends far less time on stage, but through taiko she is able to stay connected to her love of movement and performance. Through RAW Jayd has found immense empowerment in connecting with a group of women who both share her feminist beliefs, as well as the unique experience of the Asian diaspora. She is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share the stage with so many powerful and inspirational women.  She joined RAW as an apprentice in 2015 and became a member in 2017.