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2023 BFA Technical Theatre & Stage Management Jordan Magnus-McCarthy
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Jordan Magnus-McCarthy

About Jordan

Jordan is a multidisciplinary maker that crafts sound and video design for bespoke and nuanced works. He is also a stage manager and aspiring floor manager for dance, opera and broadcast. Pulling upon 14 years of training as a classical ballet and contemporary dancer, Jordan is influenced by his practices that inform his creative storytelling toolkit.

Jordan was raised in Port Macquarie NSW where he was introduced to technical production whilst studying on a performing arts scholarship. Following an injury at 15, he began choreographing and creating works that examined the relationship of dance and technology through film and theatre. He later was accepted into the NIDA Actors Studio and worked as a
freelance actor and voiceover artist before honing in on live production.

Jordan hopes to freelance as a sound and video designer between contracts of stage management with aim to eventually specialize in audio journalism and immersive theatre.

NIDA Productions

Production Stage Manager
Diploma Showcases

Sound Designer

Deputy Stage Manager

Head Electrician
The Seagull

Sound Designer

Head Dome
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Assistant Stage Manager
Revolt! She said. Revolt again

Other Productions

Assistant Stage Manager
La Traviata – Opera Australia

Stage Manager
Lost Boys – Little Eggs Collective

Props Technician
Aida – Opera Australia

Automation Operator
Don Quixote – The Australian Ballet

Graphics Programmer
Sydney Kings NBL – Great Big Events

Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical – DVE


Don Quixote (Melbourne)
The Australian Ballet – LX/Stage Management

The Australian Ballet National Tour
Production Intern

Sydney Dance Company