Empowering young people through creativity

Empowering young people through creativity

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.

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Saturdays at Mixit!!

Join us!! It's free, fun and a great way to make new friends while tapping into your creative side!! Just flick us a message and we'll send you the details

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When: 2pm - 4.30pm

Where: Auckland Academy of Dance: Level 1/44A Portage Road, New Lynn


Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Ray Santiago
Ray Santiago

Alumni Squad

Ray joined Mixit in 2020 as a creative intern during the "In a Curious Garden" summer project while completing his final year at university. Since then, he's become an integral part of the Alumni squad, facilitating Mixit-style sessions nationwide and engaging in youth-related activities. Originally from Philippines, he was drawn to Mixit's heartfe...

Mu Nyay
Mu Nyay

Alumni squad

Mu Nyay has been actively involved with Mixit since 2013. In 2018, she was appointed as a Youth Leader, and in 2021, she became a member of our Alumni Squad. Reflecting on Mixit programs, Mu Nyay expressed, "I cherish the moments on the floor because it's all about enjoying ourselves, and I believe everyone shares that sentiment." She graduated fro...

Arezo Nazari
Arezo Nazari

Youth Leader

As a newcomer to New Zealand, Arezo was invited to end-of-year picnic in 2021 from other organisation, where she first encountered Mixit. Subsequently, she joined the summer project – “VOICES” in 2022. Originally from Afghanistan, Arezo initially struggled with homesickness and isolation. However, her time at Mixit proved transformative, allowing ...

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