Direttore Artistico Chantry Dance Company & School


After training at Central School of Ballet, Paul has worked with many notable choreographers throughout his career including Gillian Lynne, David Bintley, David Fielding and Laurent Cavanna. He was a founder member of Newcastle-based Dora Frankel Dance. Selected credits include:

  • ‘Apollon’ in ‘Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez’, Javier De Frutos (Sadler’s Wells and European tour)
  • ‘The Most  Incredible Thing’ for Javier De Frutos and The Pet Shop Boys, original and revival casts(Sadler’s Wells and European Tour)
  • ‘Ballo in Maschera’- Featured dancer and Assistant Choreographer (Royal Opera House)
  • ‘Tales of Hoffman’ (English National Opera)
  • ‘La Traviata’ Featured dancer (Grange Park Opera)


Paul is co-Artistic Director of Chantry Dance Company, and was responsible for the creation of their debut performance at Sadler’s Wells, which was the creation of 5 pieces commissioned for the Chinese Calligraphy, Music and Dance Concert.  This high-profile debut occurred within 3 months of CDC’s formation. Following this, Paul has gone on to create full narrative works as well as abstract/thematic pieces for CDC, but finding his passion lies in story-telling.

Outside of CDC, Paul works in a choreographic partnership with Rae Piper. Together they have choreographed numerous productions. Selected credits include:

  • ‘Gangsta Granny’ for David Walliams and Birmingham Stage Company (Two UK tours & Garrick Theatre, West End)

WINNER – “Best Home Produced Show”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Touring Play”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Children’s Show”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Young People’s Theatre Production”, UK THEATRE AWARDS

  • ‘Awful Auntie’ for David Walliams and Birmingham Stage Company (UK Tour)
  • ‘Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians’ (UK Tour)
  • ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ (Birmingham Old Rep & UK Tour)
  • ‘The Last Days of Mankind’ UK Premiere (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal)
  • ‘Glengarry, Glen Ross’ (Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal)
  • ‘The Merry Widow’ and ‘Die Fledermaus’ for the Philharmonia Orchestra and John Wilson (The Royal Festival Hall )
  • ‘The Queen of Spades’ Revival choreo. for Lucy Burge (Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma).
  • Anyone For Tea’ for Les Enfants Terrible (Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Festival)


Paul is an experienced teacher with enhanced DBS check and full PLI who has taught at many of the top UK dance studios, vocational schools and international events, including:

  • Pineapple Dance Studios
  • Danceworks
  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
  • Elmhurst Ballet School
  • English National Ballet School
  • Central School of Ballet
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • Art Studio Danza – Italy