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Black British Ballet

Paul Bailey

Ethnic heritage: Black British (Jamaican parents)

Year of birth: 1961

Training: Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dane

Ballet career: Paul Bailey studied at the Rambert School of Ballet from 1982-1985. The same year Bailey graduated from Rambert, he attended a Dance Theatre of Harlem masterclass at the London Coliseum and Arthur Mitchell offered him a place in the company Workshop Ensemble. He stayed with the company for a year before returning to London.

Dance career: Bailey has had a various dance career from dancing on cruise ships, to dancing commercially on shows and dancing with Dollie Henry MBE’s BOP (Body of People) jazz company.