about paul / bio

Paul White

Address:   c/o Bettucci, Warthestr. 22, Berlin, 12051, Deutschland
Telephone No:  +49 17656 8765 78                  Email:     contact@paulwhite.com
Date of Birth:  12/06/1983                                 Nationality:     British / Australian

Australian born Paul White, one of Australia’s highly regarded and awarded dance artists has been living in Germany since 2011. Until 2017, he was employed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as the first dancer to join the company after Bausch’s death. Paul only appears now as a guest in Bausch’s works and has returned to life as a freelance artist.

His twenty year long career history as a performer and artistic collaborator includes working with companies and directors; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Tanja Liedtke, Nigel Jamieson and Garry Stewart (Australian Dance Theatre), Narelle Benjamin, Kristina Chan, Martin Del Amo, Danzahoy.

Paul is in high demand as a teacher and collaborator and also extends his skills and interests to the development of short film festivals and yoga practice.  Paul is the Honorary Patron of Tanzrauschen Wuppertal, a dance-on-film society founded in Wuppertal, and is a founding member of the Free Arts Scene Society, Wuppertal Germany. He is the recipient of eight national and international awards for his performance and choreographic work. (Australian Dance Awards, Helpmann Awards, Tänzer des Jahres, UK Critics Circle award)

In recent years, he worked as Assistant Choreographer to Meryl Tankard for Cinderella on Leipzig Oper Ballet, and toured The Oracle to dance festivals in Australia, France, Holland, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. He has performed the multi-award winning Anatomy of an Afternoon (Martin del Amo & Paul White) in the Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House and London Southbank Centre. In July 2017 he premiered a new work Cella (Narelle Benjamin & Paul White) in Colours International Festival, Stuttgart presented also at the 2018 Sydney Festival. In the last year Paul has managed a number of Tanja Liedtke Foundation initiatives in Germany, offered dance and theatre training in professional or tertiary institutions, and completed the Landmark Worldwide Wisdom Unlimited program.

National & International Award Recognitions
2014      Dancer of the Year Germany  (for appearances in Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch productions, and The Oracle)

2013    Critics’ Circle UK Award for Outstanding Modern Performance (Anatomy of an Afternoon, Paul White/Martin del Amo)

2012     Helpmann Award Best Male Dancer in Dance or Physical Theatre (Anatomy of an Afternoon, Paul White/Martin del Amo)

2011     Helpmann Award for the Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production (In Glass, Narelle Benjamin)

2010     Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (The Oracle, Meryl Tankard and Paul White)

2008     Helpman Award for the Best Male Dancer in a Dancer or Physical Theatre Production (construct, Tanja Liedtke)
2008     Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Honour Bound, Nigel Jamieson)

Company Employment
2012 – 2017               Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Taenzer des Jahres 2014)
2005              DV8 Physical Theatre
Touring ‘Just for Show’, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe

2004           DV8 Physical Theatre
London, United Kingdom
‘Just for Show’
5 month development process with Lloyd Newson
Previewed in Prague, international tour continued 2005

2002 – 2004              Australian Dance Theatre
South Australia
Toured nationally and internationally              (Asia, U.S.A, and Europe)
with ‘Birdbrain’,  ‘The Age of Unbeauty’,
‘Nothing’, ‘Fabricationalism’.

1999 – 2001              Queensland Ballet Company
Brisbane, Australia
Professional Year Program

1997 – 1999              Jupiters Casino
Queensland, Australia
Performing in ‘Inneurve’,  2 year full time contract

Independent Dance Experience:
2012              Be Your Self – Guest with Australian Dance Theatre for Sydney and Melbourne seasons
The Oracle (solo) – Meryl tankard & Paul White: Holland Dance Festival, Den Haag
STEPS Dance Festival Switzerland
Anatomy of an Afternoon – Martin del Amo & Paul White, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival
Mortal Engine – (London and Moscow tour) Chunky Move, Melbourne

2011              The Oracle (solo) – Meryl Tankard & Paul White, Montpellier Danse Festival, France
FORSEEN – Narelle Benjamin & Francis Rings, Riverside and Bangarra theatres, Sydney Australia
In Glass – Narelle Benjamin, Dance Massive Festival Melbourne Australia
Anatomy of an Afternoon ­- Martin Del Amo, Critical Path residency, Sydney Australia

2010          Tiny Little Tragedies – Alice Lee Holland, Research development, Perth Australia
construct, Twelfth Floor, & Too My Suite teaching of repetoire (Tanja Liedtke)
Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Oracle – Meryl Tankard & Paul White, Brisbane Festival, Australia
Happy as Larry – Shaun Parker, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, Wellington Festival
In Glass – Narelle Benjamin, Spring Dance Festival, Sydney Australia

2009         The Oracle (solo) – Meryl Tankard & Paul White, Sydney Opera House & Malthouse Theatre Melb
Twelfth Floor & construct – Tanja Liedtke, tours of Australia, Europe, Israel, Canada
Superstars of Dance, representing Australia – Television series, Los Angeles U.S.A.

2008          construct – Tanja Liedtke, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Australia
untitled – Meryl Tankard, Critical Path Residency, Sydney Australia
The Red Room – Al Seed, David Hughes Company, Edinburgh, Scotland
In Glass, development of new work – Narelle Benjamin, Sydney Australia

2007         Honour Bound – Nigel Jamieson, Barbican Centre, London United Kingdom
construct – Tanja Liedtke, World Premier, London Southbank Centre, United Kingdom
construct, Development of new work – Tanja Liedtke, Critical Path, Sydney Australia
HELD, Australian Dance Theatre, Guest performer, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London United Kingdom

2006        Exodo – Danzahoy (Caracas, Venezuela) Guest performer Joyce Theatre, New York.
Twelfth Floor, development & Australian tour – Tanja Liedtke, Adelaide South Australia
Honour Bound – Nigel Jamieson, Co-production Sydney Opera House/ Malthouse Theatre
Birdbrain – Australian Dance Theatre, Guest performer for Australian tour

2005              A Sign of the Times, development of new work – Tanja Liedtke, Sydney Australia
2002              Pirates of Penzance, Queensland, Australia Dance Captain / dancer / singer

1995 – 1999              Industry Dance Agency Performances as various events including: Charity balls, racing carnivals,               Sleeze Balls, club shows, corporate events, photo shoots, private functions etc, QLD Australia



5 thoughts on “about paul / bio”

    1. Maria you’re a darling. Thank you for the praise, I’m so glad that there are people like you that enjoy what we have made. It makes performing it all worthwhile. All the best, Paul.

  1. Hola Paul, soy Marcelo… llevo mucho tiempo intentando contactar contigo… No olvides que te quiero. Muchos besos guapo

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