I found my passion for ballet as a very young girl. Attending the Atlanta School of Ballet started me on a path of serious training. As a member of the Atlanta Ballet Youth Ensemble, I performed in several productions of the Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. In my senior year of high school, I attended a summer ballet program at the Royal Academy of Ballet in London, England. Performed at SERBA (Southeast Regional Ballet Association), where I was selected to dance at the Young Choreographer’s Workshop in New York.
After high school, I embarked on my professional career as a scholarship apprentice with the Atlanta Ballet, performing in productions of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Carmen. Following that apprenticeship, I moved to Florida as a soloist with the Northwest Florida Ballet, where I performed in The Nutcracker before an injury led to my early retirement.
Since then, I have instructed intermediate to pre-professional dances in ballet technique and Pilates, largely in the metro Atlanta area. In 2019, I taught for a local competition studio in Huntington, WV before returning to Flowery Branch, GA in spring of 2022.
Throughout my teaching career I have had the honor of watching dancers with whom I have worked gone on to great things. Many have gone on to major in dance at college. Schools like Point Park University, Loyola Marymount University, Oklahoma City University, The University of Arizona, University of Georgia, North Carolina School of the Arts, to name a few. I have had several dancers go on to perform Nationally and Internationally with The Royal Ballet in London, England, Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows like Radio City Rockette, Wicked, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line. Some dance with touring shows such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Fame: The Musical, as well as dancing in Las Vegas Shows, Gus Giordano Dance Chicago, Professional NFL Cheerleaders, Disney, and Cruise ships. Some have performed in the Tony Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Capezio A.E.C. Awards or even start their very own dance company.
I created ReneePauley4Ballet to allowing me to broaden my teaching avenue to include Master Classes and Individual Coaching sessions across the Southeast and Midwest.
When not teaching, I and my husband spend time with "CoCo" our Cavapoochon and our adult children.
2022 - launched ReneePauley4Ballet
Flowery Branch, Georgia
3 yrs. ~ BRIDGET’S DANCE ACADEMY - Competition Company Ballet Teacher
Huntington, West Virginia
11 yrs. ~ DANCE ARTS CENTER - Competition Company Ballet Mistress
2 yrs. ~ ROSWELL MEN’S GYMNASTICS TEAM - Pilates & Presentation Coach
9 yrs. ~ FLEETWOOD DANCE STUDIO - Company Ballet Teacher
7 yrs. ~ RHYTHM DANCE CENTER - Competition Company Ballet Teacher
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