Ade joined the Asian Law Centre and Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society in 2015. She holds degrees from the University of South Australia (Graduate Diploma in Arts & Cultural Management) and the University of Adelaide (BA (Hons), Dance). Ade was a recipient of a Darmasiswa Scholarship from the Indonesian Government (2000- 2002) where she studied dance in Solo, Central Java. Before coming to Melbourne, Ade held positions in arts and culture, supporting a range of South Australian performing arts organisations and national events. Simultaneous to this, Ade has developed her practice as a choreographer, collaborator and performer.