Paul Young is a dancer, teacher and reviewer.
Since graduating from Unitec in 2003 Paul has maintained a consistently high profile in the national dance community. His unique physicality and creative ingenuity has led to memorable performances for some of the most respected choreographers working in New Zealand today. He has also collaborated with other emerging artists to produce and tour his own work.
Paul has been engaged in research and develop- ment, and performance with Jo Randerson’s Bar- barian Productions, Zahara Killeen-Chance, Foot- note Dance, Touch Compass Dance Trust, Claire O’Neill’s Fidgit Co, Fleur De Thier and Scrambled Legs, Malia Johnston’s Rifleman Productions, Julia Milsom’s Corrupt Productions, Alexa Wilson and internationally award winning film maker/chore- ographer Daniel Belton & Good Company.
He has earned praise for his work in Julia Milsom’s Random acts of God and other stories, and Malia Johnston and Emma Willis’s Dark Tourists and Body/Fight/Time, the latter with Footnote Dance. Most recently he appeared in The Fallen Mystery by Zahara Killeen Chance at Tempo Dance Festival 2014, 1/3 a site specific work in collaboration with The Physics Room in Christchurch and Malia Johnston and Emma Willis’s critically acclaimed Amanimal, winner of best dance in the Auckland fringe 2013.
Paul is a founding member of Movement Art Practice (M.A.P.), an independent dance development organisation committed to nurturing the movement research in New Zealand.
Paul is of Ngai Tahu and European descent.