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Leadership Network Advisory Board

Xavier Breed

Advisory Board Member

Xavier is an award winning Pacific choreographer with strong ties to Asia from studying and training in modern dance in South Korea and Taiwan, as well as having performed and choreographed within dance festivals in Macau and Taiwan.

Xavier will be graduating with a Masters of Dance Studies in 2020 with a focus on cultural understanding through dance in the context of international diplomacy.

Currently, Xavier is a contemporary dance and Pacific dance tutor for various schools in Tamaki Makaurau alongside his commitments as an advisory board member for the Asia NZ Foundation, NZ Dance Company and soon to be inducted into the Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel.

Xavier's key achievements last year were being selected for the prestigious Yenching Global Symposium in Beijing, China, leading his project based dance collective MANU, made up of over 40 members to represent Oceania at the Macau International Dance Festival in Macau, China, and leading and touring his choreographic work 'Pou' with 11 other Māori and Pasifika dance artists to the World Youth Theatre (Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt) in December 2019.

In 2019 Xavier was selected as an Asia New Zealand Foundation 25 to Watch.