Paula Paz

 Theatre 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 only 16 years old. I have danced in several companies, including Angel Corella Ballet, Ballet Ireland and María Giménez Ballet.

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Dramaturgy

I worked as a dramaturg in 9 Minutes, a piece that merges circus, theatre and dance created by Jorge Crecis.

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Movement

 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. 

Opera

My passion for opera has led me to explore this art form. In 2019 I had the opportunity to assist Julia Burbach in Das Rheingold for the Arcola’s Grimeborn Festival. In 2022 I will be directing the Zarzuela Black, el Payaso.

About Me

Born in Madrid, I began my professional career at the early age of 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 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 mixes dance, circus and that was performed at Jacksons Lane Theatre.

I recently began to work in another of my passions, opera. In 2019 I was assistant director to Julia Burbach on Das Rheingold at Grimeborn Festival. In 2022 I will be directing the zarzuela Black, el Payaso by Sorozábal.

During 2020 I was able to develop digital content for the Cervantes Theatre In Conversation and several Online Dramatised Readings such as Tenant, Taxi Girl and Tenderness.

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

2022 brings several artistic projects as stage director such as the zarzuela Black, el payaso by Sorozábal and the project Cartas Vivas.