Jace Pauly was born in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and began his dance training with Melissa Miller-Port in Wenatchee, Washington. He then trained under Michael Owen, Denise Lewis and Russell Clarke at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where he graduated with honors in 2015. He then joined Atlanta Ballet 2 under the direction of Gennadi Nedvigin and Sharon Story, performing alongside the main company as well as on national tours. Most recently, Jace performed in Oklahoma City Ballet where he danced roles such as Jonathan Harker in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Benvolio in Robert Mills’ Romeo and Juliet, among other corps and soloist roles. Since childhood, Jace has loved traveling around the world, hiking and camping, as well as practicing any type of movement and cooking. He is ecstatic to join Cincinnati Ballet and can’t wait to meet the audience and patrons.