Dancer, Singer, Actor, Choreographer, Teacher
My name is Jaden Kindle, and I am a performer and choreographer based out of Wichita, Kansas. Originally, I got my start in Oklahoma City, before making the life-changing decision to go to musical theatre school. I'm currently a student at Wichita State University, earning my B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. When I'm not on stage performing, I'm offstage, choreographing and teaching. I have recently been answering the call for representation in the industry. I started musical theatre as a fifth-grader. When it came to performing, I did not have my first male teacher or my first non-White teacher until my freshman year of college. That was eight years into my journey. Now, I strive to show young artists that it does not matter who you are, or what you look like. Performing is for everyone.
This February, I was given the absolute gift of playing the role of Pippin in Stephen Schwartz's Pippin at Wichita State University! This show was the one to usher full-scale musicals back on the Wilner Auditorium stage post-COVID, and I am so thrilled to have done it with such an amazing cast. Pippin was directed by WSU professor Richard Biever, and co-choreographed by Amy Baker Schweithale and Sophia Hillman. It was truly extraordinary!
In February, I had the pleasure of choreographing one of my favorite dance shows, Legally Blonde the Musical! This production was the all-district musical for Maize High Schools in Maize, Kansas, under the direction of Kathleen Barbara and Micaela Heinrich-Arndt. It was the experience of a lifetime!
This April, I can't wait to be joining my friends at St. Francis of Assisi again for their spring musical, Mary Poppins Jr., directed by Katie Hamel and Donna Mally! Go Vikings!
I am absolutely ecstatic to be making my debut at the Forum Theatre here in Wichita, Kansas this April! I will be playing Daniel in the cast of Once On This Island, and I could not be more excited to tell this beautiful story with friends both new and old. You can get tickets here!
Fall 2022, I am so excited to be back at Wichita State University this fall, entering my third year! Go Shockers! I am also so excited to begin a new teaching position at Butler Community College. I joined the Butler team as an adjunct professor of dance, as well as the associate choreographer to the nationally renowned Butler Headliners, under the direction of the incredible Valerie Mack. I am so lucky to be able to teach and learn from them. Go Grizzlies! I had the distinct honor of assistant directing and choreographing The SpongeBob Musical, with Music Theatre Wichita's MTYP, directed by the incredible Audra Bryant! This show was comprised of over 20 talented teens, and it was an absolute joy to be a part of. I am very excited to be returning to the Crown Uptown Theatre stage in the Rockette-inspired Christmas show, A Crown Holiday Spectacular! With direction and choreography by Joice Henry, this show is sure to become one of your new favorite holiday spectacles!