Paul White is an Australian born dancer and choreographer, based in Berlin, with an international reputation. After starting as a dancer at Jupiters Casino in Queensland, Paul went on to do a pre-professional year at Queensland Ballet, before moving in to a career as a contemporary dancer.
One of Australia’s highest regarded dancers Paul has worked as a performer and artistic collaborator around the world. Including working with companies and directors; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Chunky Move, Tanja Liedtke, Nigel Jamieson and Garry Stewart (Australian Dance Theatre), Narelle Benjamin, Kristina Chan, Martin Del Amo, Danzahoy and Meryl Tankard.
“I am someone who is interested in continually developing, or continually learning, and not having a similar flavour in life, all the time.”
Paul was the first dancer to join Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, after the death of Pina Bausch in 2009. He was an ensemble member from 2013-2017, and still dances as a guest artist for the company.
Paul’s list of awards is extensive and include Dancer of the Year German, Critics’ Circle UK Award for Outstanding Modern Performance, Helpmann Award’s for Best Male Dancer, Australian Dance Award’s for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer.
Paul is the Honorary Patron of Tanzrauschen Wuppertal, a dance-on-film society founded in Wuppertal and a founding member of the Free Arts Scene Society, Germany.
In July 2017, Narelle Benjamin & Paul White premiered a new work Cella at Colours International Festival, Stuttgart and later presented at the Sydney Festival, in 2018. Several years in the making, this intimate work explores the cells on the human body.
“I am totally hooked by collaboration, particularly with friends”
The close relationship between the performers makes the work truly captivating. Cella will be restaged during Dance Massive and is certainly one not to miss.