Meg Paul

Meg Paul

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 pre-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, performing leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker-Sugar Plum Fairy, Love Songs, Italian Suite, La Vivandiere Pas De Six, The Clowns 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 the 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. Along with her husband, Vince Paul, Meg co-founded World Arts Inc., a performing arts agency that represented national and international companies. Meg assisted Twyla Tharp as dance captain for the creation and Broadway run of the Tony-award winning show Movin’ Out, understudying and performing both leading roles and full swing, and staging the national touring cast. 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, and was honored for the benefit as a ‘Detroit’s Renaissance Hero’ by the Detroit Free Press. Currently, Meg is a full time faculty member at the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University, serves as Artistic Director of the WSU Dance Workshop company and is Program Director for the Complexions Detroit Summer Intensive. Meg is the ballet master for Complexions Contemporary Ballet and directs the 313 Choreography Expo at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Meg’s recent choreographic work, ‘seed’, was chosen to perform at the Kennedy Center for the American College Dance Association festival.