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.