English dancer Paul Kay is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2005 and Soloist in 2008.
Kay was born in Oxford and trained with Gaynor Walters in Devon before entering The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge. In his graduation year he danced the Flower Festival at Genzano pas de deux. Kay’s repertory with the Company includes Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Magician/The Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Bronze Idol (La Bayadère), Kolia (A Month in the Country), Puck (The Dream), Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Gypsy Boy (The Two Pigeons), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Jester (Cinderella) and in Ceremony of Innocence.
Kay has created roles in Wayne McGregor’s Qualia, Infra, Acis and Galatea, Raven Girl, Tetractys, Woolf Works and Obsidian Tear, Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and Kim Brandstrup’s Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story.
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Iohna Loots and Paul Kay in The Sleeping Beauty
Sarah Lamb and Paul Kay in rehearsal for Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet
Paul Kay in Infra
Paul Kay photographed for The Language of the Soul
Paul Kay in Cinderella, The Royal Ballet
Paul Kay as Alain in La Fille mal gardée, The Royal Ballet
Paul Kay, Iohna Loots and artists of The Royal Ballet in Sylvia, The Royal Ballet
Paul Kay, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet
Francesca Hayward and Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker
Paul Kay as Blue Boy in Les Patineurs.
Akane Takada, Yuhui Choe and Paul Kay in Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet
Paul Kay in rehearsals with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance