Jacob has been a puppeteer and puppetry director for over 15 years. He is a multi award winning performer as well as director, puppet maker and a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, School of Drama. Jacob began his career in Tasmania with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and has since gone on to perform and collaborate with some of Australia’s leading theatre companies. He recently performed in Lemony S Puppet Theatre’s new work ‘Picasso and His Dog’. He performed in Arena Theatre’s critically acclaimed new work ‘Marlin’ at which premiered at MTC. During 2013-2104, he was Head Puppeteer on ‘King Kong-Live on Stage’ for Global Creatures for which he won both a Helpman and Green Room award. This performing relationship with Global began during 2006 when he starred as ‘T-Rex’ in Global Creatures international success ‘Walking with Dinosaurs-The Arena Spectacular’. During 2006, he was also Assistant Puppetry Director on the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Jacob is the co-artistic director of Lemony S Puppet Theatre whose work has toured nationally and internationally. For Lemony S Puppet Theatre, he was commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne to create the new children’s work ‘The Rise and Fall of the Scarlet St Theatre’. During February 2015, with Lemony S, Jacob collaborated with Chamber Made Opera in the creation of the new operatic work ‘Captives of the City’ and collaborated with La Mama Theatre to present the Melbourne Festival of Puppetry.