Empowering Jazleen's Dreams

Jazleen David De Busch, a proud Kaanju, Iama Island, and Pitta Pitta woman, has seamlessly woven her rich cultural heritage into a burgeoning career in the performing arts. Her journey in fine arts and acting is not just a career path but a passionate pursuit of storytelling and representation.

Jazleen’s educational foundation was laid at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, where she graduated in the class of 2015. Supported by a nurturing and encouraging environment, she thrived academically and personally, gaining the confidence and skills necessary to pursue her passions beyond secondary education.

Following her graduation from St Margaret’s, Jazleen pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This program allowed her to hone her craft, delve deeper into the complexities of performance, and explore the intersections of her cultural identity and contemporary theatre. Her time at QUT was transformative, providing her with the technical skills and creative freedom to develop her voice as an actress and a storyteller.

Jazleen’s work on stage is a reflection of her dedication to authenticity and her desire to bring diverse narratives to the forefront. As a Kaanju and Pitta Pitta woman, she brings a unique perspective to her roles, enriching her performances with the depth and nuances of her Indigenous heritage.

As Jazleen continues to build her career, her journey from a student at St Margaret’s to a professional actress is a testament to the power of education, cultural pride, and artistic passion. Her story inspires young Indigenous individuals who aspire to express their stories and heritage through the arts, reminding them of the impact they can have through perseverance and creativity.

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