“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
HOMELAND – New Zealand
CURRENTLY RESIDING – Australia
I grew up in a large family in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2007. I have lived there since (apart from stint in Canada on a working holiday) and currently reside in Melbourne. I’m always up for an adventure and spend all my savings on travel and experiences rather than ‘things’. Many times I’ve made the crazy decision to pack my life into a bag with little planning and head off on an adventure. I’m yet to regret it!
I’m a wanderer and a dreamer, an artist and creative, a crazy fool who loves to laugh and doesn’t take himself too seriously. I see the good in people and try to always have a smile, stay positive and spread love. It’s exciting to see where the next adventure will take me and I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride.
It was meant to be a 2 week study/performance trip to the Globe Theatre, London with the NZ Young Shakespeare Company but the travel bug hit hard, I failed to board my flight home and with no idea what I was doing spent 3 months exploring England, Ireland, Scotland and Paris!
Thailand will always hold a special place for me and has been a second home for years with family living there. The people, the culture, the food, the beaches, the parties, the weather – it really has it all!
Mikey J White is a multi-disciplinary performance artist and theatre maker from New Zealand. His work mainly explores themes of identity, connection, transformation, rebellion and subversion of societal norms.
He has worked extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, Canada and UK in various theatre, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions; cabaret, revue and comedy shows; special events, club nights and corporate engagements. Training at Wellington Performing Arts Centre (NZ), Globe Education (UK) and privately with many leading industry professionals in Acting, Singing, Dance and more; he is a passionate and engaging performer who has amassed an impressive array of credits and awards for his work.
Mikey has devised and performed four full-length solo works and has also written, directed and performed in numerous successful comedy and cabaret shows including;
Mikey was the producer and host of monthly performance & art party Ball of Wax and appears regularly in various parties, variety nights and shows around Australia.
Mikey has worked extensively for various different commercial brands and events as a Model, Actor, Brand Ambassador and Venue & Event Manager. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to create paintings for hotels, offices and private collectors and also creates video, photography and written content for brands, social media campaigns and his travel blog.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure—self-determined, self-motivated, often risky—forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind—and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
— Mark Jenkins