Paul Clarke trained at the Rambert School of Ballet, as it was then called. Upon graduation he joined the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein Ballet – Dusseldorf, Germany, dancing in ballets by George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Heinz Spoerli, Erich Walter and Roland Petit. He also danced with Malmo Staats Theatre, Sweden, and Hannover State Theatre, Germany, where he was a first soloist performing leadingroles in both classical and contemporary ballets.
Paul also has a BA (Hons) Degree from Wimbledon School of Art in Theatre Design. His design credits include operas, ballets, contemporary dance, childrens theatre and several West End musicals. Paul graduated from the Professional Dancers Teaching Course at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with Distinction.
Prior to joining the ballet faculty at the Rambert School, Paul taught at the Hammond School of Dance, Chester. Paul regularly teaches for the RAD on international summer schools in Italy, Germany and in London. Paul has worked as External Examiner for the RAD Professional DancersTeaching Course and is currently a consultant for the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET).