Wayne State University

Mary Paul

Mary

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313-577-2143

Biography

Meg Paul received her early training with Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando, Florida. After winning the International Dance Competition of the Americas, Meg was invited to train on full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. At fifteen, Meg began her professional career touring with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group and the Joffrey Ballet II apprentice company. She was promoted to the Joffrey Ballet at nineteen, rising through the ranks to perform leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker-Sugar Plum Fairy, Love Songs, Italian Suite, La Vivandiere Pas De Six, The Clowns, Valentine, Suite Saint-Saens, Light Rain, Billboards, Les Sacre Du Printemps, A Trifling and more.
Meg is a recipient of The Princess Grace Award and has been a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Ron De Jesus Dance. She directed Ballet Builders, a NYC showcase for emerging choreographers and was Ballet Master for the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble. Meg was a faculty member at The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and has taught master classes around the nation for the past decade. Along with her husband Vince Paul, Meg co-founded World Arts Inc., a representation agency that represented national and international companies such as Nacho Duato's Compania Nacional De Danza, Les Ballets De Monte Carlo, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Les Grand Ballets Canadian.
Meg assisted Twyla Tharp for the Tony-award winning show Movin' Out , serving as Dance Captain during the Broadway run. Meg performed both leading roles as 'Brenda' and 'Judy' and she also staged the national touring cast of Movin' Out.
Meg was the Director of Dance at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts where she conceived and directed a benefit for dance titled National City Stars of Ballet and Broadway. For her work on National City Stars of Ballet and Broadway, Meg was honored by the Detroit Free Press as one of Detroit's Renaissance Heroes in 2008.
Meg is thrilled to return to Complexions Contemporary Ballet as Ballet Master. Also, Meg is a full time faculty member at the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. She is Artistic Director of the WSU Dance Workshop and is Program Director for the Complexions Detroit Summer Intensive at Wayne State University, celebrating its fourth season this summer.