Paula Reinke was born in Dallas, Texas and began dancing at the age of 3 with teachers Ann Etgen & Bill Atkinson. She began her performing career in her teens with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Company. At the age of 18, after attending a summer dance program at the Boston Ballet Company, she was invited to stay by artistic director Bruce Marks. Paula danced with the Boston Ballet Company as a member of the corps de ballet from 1987-1991. Her performance experience includes many classical ballets such as Giselle, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Raymonda, Don Quixote, and Romeo and Juliet. During this time, Paula toured Spain and also studied with the famous Russian Prima Ballerina, Natalia Dudinskaya & her husband Konstantin Sergeyev both from the Kirov Ballet. She moved to the Pennsylvania Ballet for a year under the direction of Christopher D’Amboise. Paula performed many Balanchine ballets during her time with these two companies. Her favorites include, Concerto Barocco, Stars & Stripes, Theme & Variations, Bouree Fantasque, La Sonnambula and the Nutcracker. Paula then moved to NYC to study with Maggie Black & David Howard. While recovering from an injury, Paula attended Marymount Manhattan College in NYC where she graduated with a BA in early childhood education, K-8th. She returned to Dallas and taught in PISD, HPISD and Preston Hollow Presbyterian School during which time she met her husband Bryan, and together they are raising their two children. She now teaches all age groups and assists with the pre-professional dancers. Paula feels fortunate to be teaching classical ballet to the young dancers at the Dallas Ballet Center.