Welcoming a new special guest

We aare honoured to welcome Mr. Paul Kay as our guest-teacher and member of the jury in 2024.

Paul Kay trained with Gaynor Walters in Devon and then at The Royal Ballet School.

He joined The Royal Ballet Company after graduation and was promoted to soloist in 2008. He danced principal and soloist roles in the company's repertoire over the following 19 years including Hans Peter/Nutcracker, Bronze Idol, Kolia, Jester (Cinderella), Blue Boy (les patineurs), Napoli and Chroma. He also created original roles in Wayne McGregor’s Infra, Woolf Works and Dante Project, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice in Wonderland, A Winter’s Tale and DGV. As well as creating new work for Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Cathy Marston. Paul Kay was also nominated for Emerging Male Artist (Classical) at the Critics Circle Dance Awards.

Mr. Kay undertook his professional teacher training with The Royal Ballet School (PDTC) and has been a guest teacher for many vocational training programs as well as teaching masterclasses internationally. He is currently the Artistic Manager for Intensive Courses and Audition at The Royal Ballet School and frequently teaches at the school.

In May 2024 Mr. Kay will join the international team of guest-teachers and jury of Dance Grand Prix Sofia.

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