Jacob Chown graduated from the Australian Ballet School. A former Western Australia state trampoline champion, he began his career with the RNZB in 2006. Jacob has performed in numerous productions with the company. In 2008, Dominion Post critic, Jennifer Shennan, commended his performance in the triple bill RED: ‘the eye was continually drawn to young Jacob Chown for his remarkable combination of control and majesty in solo passages.’
Jacob performed lead roles in Silhouette and A Million Kisses to My Skin in the 2010 triple bill From Here to There. As the Prince’s Friend in The Sleeping Beauty (2011), critics declared Jacob ‘outstanding’. In 2012’s NYC: Three Short Ballets from the Big Apple, Jacob’s performance in Larry Keigwin’s Final Dress was also labelled a ‘standout’.
Jacob performed the role of Hilarion in Giselle (2012), a role which he repeated on both the RNZB’s China and USA tours, and was also captured by Toa Fraser in his 2013 film of Giselle. Recent roles include the Act I Pas de Trois in Swan Lake (2013) and Peter in Peter and the Wolf (Tutus on Tour, 2013).