Paula Paz

 STAGE director 


Me in a nutshell

Theatre Director

In 2013 I moved to London where I did my Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing and where I started working as a professional theatre director.

Cervantes Theatre

Since 2016 I am the cofounder and Artistic Director of the Cervantes Theatre in London, the first bilingual theatre in the UK dedicated to bring the best Spanish and Latin American Theatre.

Ballet Dancer

I started my career as a professional ballet dancer when I was 16 years old. I have danced in several companies, including Angel Corella Ballet, Ballet Ireland and María Giménez Ballet.



I worked as a dramaturg in Cartas Vivas. Carmen Laforet y Elena Fortún and in 9 Minutes, a piece that merged circus, theatre and dance.



 As a theatre director with a background in dance, movement is key to my practice. I have also worked as a movement director in different projects. 


My passion for opera has led me to explore this art form.  I have directed the Zarzuela Black, el Payaso as part of the Grimeborn Festival 2022 and at the Cervantes Theatre.

About Me

I began my professional career when I was 16 as a ballet dancer with companies such as Angel Corella Ballet, Maria Gimenez Ballet and Ballet Ireland.

While dancing I also did a BA Hons in Advertising and Public Relations at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

Later on I moved from dance to theatre and I decided to do a Masters Degree in Theatre Directing at Mountivew Academy of Theatre Arts in London under Peter James. I finished my MA with Distinction.

At the age of 27 I cofounded the Cervantes Theatre where I am the Artistic Director.  At the Cervantes Theatre I have directed: Love of Don Perlimplín with Belisa in the Garden by Lorca, Cartas Vivas. Carmen Laforet and Elena Fortún, Happiness by Marilia Samper, The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich after Isabel Allende, Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra, The Little Pony by Paco Bezerra, The Swallow by Guillem Clua, Darwin’s Tortoise by Juan Mayorga in both English and Spanish.

Outside the Cervantes Theatre I have also directed Knives in Hens by David Harrower at the KC Theatre and I have worked as a dramaturg on 9 Minutes an original piece by Jorge Crecis that mixed dance, circus and that was performed at Jacksons Lane Theatre.

In 2021 I worked as Artistic Coordinator with Emilio Aragón on his TV show BSO for Movistar+.

I recently began to work in another of my passions, opera. I have directed the zarzuela Black, el payaso by Pablo Sorozábal at the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival and the Cervantes Theatre. I have also been assistant director to Mariame Clement in Achille in Sciro at Madrid’s Teatro Real, to Julia Burbach on Das Rheingold at Grimeborn Festival and on L’elisir d’amore at Prague State Opera.

In 2024 I will be directing Cartas Vivas 2.