Jena Prince is a Sydney-based actor and teaching-artist. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Drama) from the University of Queensland, part of which involved a semester abroad studying acting at the University of California, Berkeley; and a Certificate III in Training and Assessment from the Queensland Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. She has experience in theatre management, drama education, and both film and theatre acting. She is currently a tutor with Imagination Theatre and the Australian Theatre for Young People, and an Associate Teaching Artist with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre. She has taught performing arts and directed shows for primary, secondary and TAFE students in Queensland and New South Wales since 2007.
Jena’s acting credits include work with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Gaia; Zeitgeist; Dracula), Underground Productions (Closer; The House of Yes; Spring Awakening), the University of Queensland (The Rover; Black Hands/Dead Section), the University of California (Terminating), and Somerset Mills Productions (I Remember the Silence). Her film work includes lead roles in Charlotte et Michael (Ian Alberto) and Pocket Change (Colm O’Murchu). She has trained in a number of methods and styles including Naturalism and the Method of Physical Action (Christopher Herold, U.S.A.), Butoh (Dairakudakan, Japan; Zen Zen Zo, Brisbane), the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints (Zen Zen Zo, Brisbane).