Toa Paranihi

Toa is a freelance contemporary/hip-hop dancer from Wellington. He graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2017 and since then he has performed nationally and internationally in both the contemporary and hip hop industry. Toa has worked with multiple artists and companies in New Zealand as well as co-creating with Connor Masseurs and touring internationally their show Blueprint, which debuted in the 2018 Wellington Fringe Festival. Toa frequently travels to China and performs as a backup dancer for Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai and Canadian-Chinese Singer Kris Wu.

(Photo by John McDermott; taken from OrphEus – a dance opera)