Paul was born in Yorkshire and started dancing at the age of four. He trained at the Royal Ballet School and at Rambert.
His first professional experience was with Scottish Ballet where he danced various principal roles, which consisted of Don Q Pas de deux, Peter Darrell's Cheri and Balanchine's Scotch Symphony. He was approached by the Director of the Kirov Ballet Oleg Vinagradov to perform the lead in La Vivandier. In 1990 he was accepted into Birmingham Royal Ballet as a First Artist and subsequently promoted to Soloist he performed various roles including Paul Taylor's Airs, BlueBird Pas de deux, Benno in Swan Lake and The Principal in Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements. He has also had the privilege of working with world-renowned choreographers such as Michael Corder, David Bintley, Sir Peter Wright and Sir Kenneth Macmillan who created roles for him.
Paul has been teaching Classical Ballet for the past 7 years, on the faculty of Northern Ballet School, The Hammond School and Elmhurst Ballet School. He works for The Royal Ballet School where he leads choreographic projects in Covent Garden, and also teaches on the Junior Associate Programme. Paul has recently been invited back to Birmingham Royal Ballet to work creatively with their education department. He was also invited to teach Carlos Acosta and Company as part of the Manchester Festival at The Lowry.
In 2005 he had the opportunity to develop his choreography through funding from Arts Council North West and choreographed Victim or Cure? developing his identity as a choreographer and also developing ballet in the North West.
He graduated from the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma at The Royal Academy of Dance enabling him to broaden his opportunities. Paul has developed a relationship with Dance for All, Outreach Programme in Cape Town South Africa where he choreographed for their Professional Dance Company.
Paul recently formed Fallen Angels Dance Theatre where he directs the company and delivers Outreach Programmes within Rehabilitation Centres in the North West.