Paula Alvarez, from Mexico City, began training at the Academia de Ballet San Angel Inn where she completed the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabus with Distinction. Upon graduating high school, she moved to New York City to train at the Joffrey Ballet School under the direction of Era Jouravlev where she had the opportunity to perform in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. Under the guidance of Stacy
Caddell, Paula had the privilege to perform ballets choreographed by George Balanchine such as Walpurgisnacht, Stars and Stripes and Serenade. After completing the program at the Joffrey Ballet School, Paula started her career as a soloist for Menlowe Ballet in California. Currently, she is freelancing for different projects, as well as demonstrating for Steps on Broadway. Paula first started working at Joffrey Ballet School as a teacher’s assistant in the summer of 2018 and 2019. Throughout 2020 she taught for the Children’s Program at Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. A firm believer in lifelong learning, she continues to expand her knowledge through teaching certifications, her most recent one being Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher’s Workshop in 2020. Paula’s greatest aspiration as a teacher is to share her love of dance with children of all ages and to continue to inspire and get inspired by the next generation of young dancers.
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