1st season with J'adore
Get to know Mr. Paul:
- Paul first started in musical theater as a teen in semi-professional theater and television in the Richmond area.
- He began training ballet with Richmond Ballet, then trained with Tidewater Ballet Academy in Norfolk, Va. before moving onto the Joffrey School of ballet in New York, NY.
- The first job came with dancing professionally for Ohio Ballet for 13 years then moved onto dancing with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo for the next 22 years and became ballet master and dancer for the past 11 years.
- He danced throughout the world performing at important theaters including; Bolshoi of Russia, Joyce Theater and City Center of New York, NY, Chatalet of Paris, Peacock Theater associated with Sadlers Wells of London, England as well as major theaters of Japan, Italy, Spain, Thailand. China, South Africa
What inspires you?
They are everywhere- art, music, nature, fashion, theater, a really good movie. As a teacher, watching students figure things out is the most inspiring thing I could think of.
Describe your class at J'adore.
Teaching ballet technique is of course the priority, but there comes a point where the student must become a performer. This is what I'm most interested in. It is important to learn the principles and then go dance! A student must learn the discipline and when that happens, they learn how to grow.
My career was full of incredible experiences working with incredible teachers and choreographers and it is my wish to give back and show young dancers that they have the possibility to achieve that. It is with great enthusiasm that I should come into the J'adore family at this this time of growth.