Paula Wilson is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Design and Production), Pomona College (Dance and Theatre Management), The New School University (Screenwriting and 3rd World Cinema), and the Alvin Ailey School Professional Division. She served as the Managing Director for the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival, the Associate Operations Director for Tribeca Performing Arts Center in NYC, and has worked as a production manager for dance companies on the East Coast for fifteen years. In addition to her management work, she also danced with modern companies in New England, as well as dancing and choreographing music videos, and various plays/musicals in the US and abroad. In early 2009, Paula moved to South Korea, where she directed and choreographed musicals, and wrote English-language advertising copy, textbooks, and scripts for children’s theater. She also choreographed and directed the dance film short, "SPLIT", with Korean filmmaker, Ji-Sun Oh. She then spent ten months studying dance in Argentina, while serving as Head Writer for "Clave al Ingles", an ESL series for adults. She returned to the US in late September 2011. Since returning, she has continued to stage manage, perform, and teach, most recently serving as a featured speaker at the TESOL Arabia Conference 2012 in Dubai, and choreographing the hit musical, "Storytime with Mr. Buttermen" with Mind the Art Entertainment. Though Paula has taught dance around the world, she will not be teaching at TIPDI, because that would make her head explode.