Paul had his early dance training in Leicester, moving to London in 1980 to continue his training at the Rambert School of Ballet. Paul’s first professional engagement took him to Düsseldorf, Germany where he joined the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein ballet company performing in ballets by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, Heinz Spoerli, Erich Walter and Roland Petit. Paul also danced with Malmö Staadts Theatre, Sweden and in 1988 returned to Germany where he was engaged by Hannover State Opera and promoted to first soloist performing all leading roles in both classical and contemporary ballets.
While in Hannover, Paul was given the opportunity to design several ballet stage sets and costumes for the Hannover State Opera, and decided to return to London in order to pursue a career as a theatre designer, graduating from Wimbledon School of Art in 1999. His design credits include Operas, Ballets, Contemporary Dance, Children’s Theatre productions and West End Musicals (La Cava / Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas).
During this period Paul also continued to work as a freelance dancer and from 1998-2005 performed the role of The Snowman for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Birmingham / London; Peacock Theatre).
In 2006 Paul retrained as a dance teacher graduating from the Professional Dancers Teaching Course (PDTD) at the Royal Academy of Dance, with distinction. Paul has taught at the Hammond School in Chester and in 2007 rejoined the Rambert School of Dance as a full-time member of the ballet faculty where he has had the pleasure of teaching for the past fifteen years. Paul has worked as External Examiner on the R.A.D’s PDTD’s course and continues to teach summer schools both nationally and internationally. In 2019 Paul began a research project, funded by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, (CDD) creating a Gender Neutral Solo which helped establish Rambert Schools gender neutral policy.
Paul recently returned to The Snowman Company as Assistant Choreographer.
Earlier this year, he was awarded a Fellowship of Higher Education, (FHEA).