Originally from Mexico City, Paula started her training at Escuela de Ballet del Valle, later continuing her studies when she joined The National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City. At age 15 she received a scholarship and moved to Victoria, BC to further her dance education at Victoria Academy of Ballet, where she completed the two-year post-secondary Program under the direction of KerryLynn Turner.
Throughout her training, she got the opportunity to work with Alysa Pires as well as perform with Ballet Kelowna in their production of John Alleyne’s A Street Car Named Desire. Paula was invited to join Ballet Edmonton as a guest artist during the 2019/20 season and became a full company member of Ballet Edmonton in the 2020/21 season.
While rehearsing, Paula has always been interested in character development through movement – how the physicality of different pieces effects the emotions and inner dialogue that emerges, while staying open and having truthful reactions and honest connections with the dancers around for effectivity as a whole. The work she has done since joining Ballet Edmonton has given her the freedom to find that emotional and physical range and is thrilled to keep exploring that side of her artistry.