Jacqueline (Jax) Compton

    Born in Cairns, Jax is a descendant of the Wuthathi woman from Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland. She is also a proud Torres Strait Islander woman with family ties to Thursday, Badu and Moa Island.

    From a young age, Jax has had a passion for the performing arts and after holding various jobs in various Government Departments, in 2008 she pursued this passion and studied at NAISDA Dance College. From here, Jax moved to Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance/Indigenous Studies) with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

    Throughout out her studies Jax was offered various opportunities with Vibe Australia that included becoming a Role Model for Vibe 3on3 Events at various towns and cities across the country. Closely following this, she was offered a role on Move it Mob Style (NITV/ABC). In 2012, Jax moved to Sydney and became apart of the Vibe Australia family as a School Liaison Officer.

    After her time at Vibe, Jax held various roles in a variety of organisations that include, an Indigenous Program Manager at an Independent High School in Sydney, the Artists in the Black Coordinator at Arts Law, and recently held a role as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Marketing Project Officer at Western Sydney University.

    Throughout her professional duties and roles, Jax has always maintained her love for dance and has gained vast experience and extensive skills as a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and, in more recent years, event host/MC over the last 10 years in the arts, culture and education sectors.

    In 2015, Jax co-founded Muggera Cultural Enterprise, a family cultural performance and education company who prides itself on its cultural knowledge, respect for cultural protocols and professionalism.
    Jax is a valued member of her community and understands the importance of culture, identity and art expression to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.