Jade Arnold resides in Knoxville, TN but born and raised in Durham, NC. He received his BFA degree in Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at the University of Tennessee (c/o 2020). He is a Co-Founder of the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble, a company member of Burning Coal Theatre Company, and a member of the Artistic Committee for the Justice Theatre Project. He fell in love with Acting in high school while playing Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie. Since then, Jade has played myriad acts which helps shape his understanding of people and cultures. He feels acting is his best form of communication and he hopes the audience is not only entertained, but also understands the message being delivered.