Jayda D’Agostino is 17 years old and currently in Year 12 at high school.
Jayda is an all round performer studying singing, piano, guitar, dance and drama. She has had the opportunity to perform at many events on stage and television, particularly in her home state of Perth, Western Australia.
Jayda is honoured to have played the role of Elphaba in the 2019 Mercedes College production of Wicked at the Regal Theatre. Jayda's other stage credits include Mrs Wormwood (Matilda, Mercedes College, 2020), Morticia (Addams Family, Mercedes College, 2018), Ruth (Pirates of Penzance, Trinity College, 2018) and Ursula (The Little Mermaid, Mercedes College, 2017).
Jayda is the recipient of both the Primary Vocal Solo shield (Our Lady of Missions Award, 2014) and Secondary Vocal Solo shield (Sisters of St John of God Award, 2019) for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
Jayda is a keen songwriter and started writing her own original songs at the age of 10. She has received a number of local and national song writing awards including being a finalist in both the 2013 & 2016 Music Oz Australian Independent Music Awards, placing 8th (in 2019) and 9th (in 2016) in the Youth category of the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) National Songwriting Competition. Jayda was the winner for Song Performance in 2017 at the Fairbridge Festival Quest for her performance of her original song "Stand", with one of the prizes being the opportunity to perform on the Backlot Stage at Fairbridge Festival 2017. In 2019, Jayda's latest original song "I'm Alright" was nominated for the West Australian Music (WAM) Song of the Year in the Schools 15-17 category.
"I'm Alright" was written, music and lyrics by Jayda D'Agostino in 2018 and produced, recorded and mixed by Troy Nababan. "I'm Alright" seeks to identify the internal conversations we have with ourselves when faced with a difficult situation, ultimately convincing ourselves with the mantra "I'm Alright" that we have the strength needed to face whatever the situation may bring.
Jayda's original songs are available for streaming on all major platforms or you can listen to them under "Original Music". You can also view some of her covers via her YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABjlUWC6eyZih1tdCW7Crw
For further information please email Jayda @ firstname.lastname@example.org