A native of Washington State, Jace Pauly grew up running and playing in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. A multi-sport athlete who enjoyed all types of athletic activities, he found dancing a natural part of life and began his training under Melissa Port. He moved to Walnut Hill School for the Arts to train under Michael Owen alongside other teachers from American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet; he graduated with Honors in 2015. He then joined Atlanta Ballet’s second company and for two seasons performed featured roles in John Mcfall’s Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and many other classical and contemporary ballets. He spent the 2017-18 season performing with Alabama Ballet. He is beyond excited to start a new chapter in his life at OKCB.