For the past 18 years in Australia Jude has devised and produced new performance and Live Art works that bring artists together to create participatory adventures for audiences outside the walls of mainstream performing arts institutions.
Prior to Australia, Jude worked for 12 years internationally co-creating and directing with renowned contemporary performance companies in Chile, U.S.A, Italy, and France. While directing and teaching at the Centre Dramatique Nationale de Bourgogne and Dijon University, she was co-director with experimental performance group – Compagnie Le Nyctalope, and was associated co-director with Groupe Merci. Both companies toured nationally and internationally.
Judr returned to Australia in 2001 where she now lives and works in Central Victoria. Since 2001 Jude has devised, co-directed and produced over 50 contemporary performance and Live Art productions both within Australia and internationally. Many have set new parameters for programming and presentation. Her practice focuses on researching and testing conventions of live performance and audience engagement. Several of her productions have been commissioned and presented by renowned European festivals for experimental performance and the official program of Avignon Festival and she has directed and curated works expressing new forms of audience engagement representing Australia within the European Capital of Culture.
Jude founded Punctum in 2004 working with over 400 artists to support their practice and new works.
In 2018 Jude was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship for Experimental and Emerging Art Form and in 2019 was the Green Room Awards recipient of the Geoffrey Milne Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to experimental and contemporary performance.
Jude has been a Board member of Regional Arts Victoria and contributes to many local, state and national advisory committees, organisations and grant panels.