Paul studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance; he was a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Irek Mukhamadov & Dancers, Rambert Dance Company and Scottish Ballet as a soloist.
On leaving Scottish Ballet Paul was a guest artist Phoenix Dance Theatre, David Hughes Dance Productions & Simon Rice’s Abundance.
His awards include the Cosmopolitan/Scholl Award in 1985, the BBC Yorkshire Black Achievers Award 1992.
Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding Male Dancer (2004) (Contemporary), Critic’s Circle National Dance Award (2009) (The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer).
He was awarded the MBE in Queens Birthday Honours in 2009 for services to dance.
After a twenty-four year career, Paul retired from performing and holds a diploma from the British Ballet Organization (BBO DTLLS
Paul has taught at a number of UK dance schools, also guest taught Phoenix Dance Theatre, Michael Clarke Dance Company, Matthew Bourne New Adventures Company, David Hughes Dance, Rambert Dance Company, Yorke Dance Project.
At present Paul is teaching faculty at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance & London Studio Centre & Guest Lecturer at Royal Conservatoire Scotland
He is Trustee of the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund.
“My aim as a trustee of the DPF is to help assist in any way I can. Being a recipient myself in the past I personally know how much this fund can help.”