Paul Liburd MBE BBO DTLLS was born in Leeds, and studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance; he was a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Irek Mukhamadov & Dancers, Rambert Dance Company and Scottish Ballet as a soloist.

On leaving Scottish Ballet Paul was a guest artist Phoenix Dance Theatre, David Hughes Dance Productions & Simon Rice's Abundance.

Paul has danced works by some of the world's most prominent contemporary-modern choreographers.

Amongst those are Bruce, Kylian, Ek, Cunningham, McGregor, Tharp, van Manen, Taylor, Page, Petronio, Forsythe, Alston, Bonachela, Naharin, Tetley, de Frutos, Davis, Cohan, North, Tudor, Armitage, Brown, Balanchine, Robbins, Pastor, Kemp, Clarke, Baldwin.

His awards include the Cosmopolitan/Scholl Award in 1985, Representing Great Britain in the Eurovision Young Dancer 1987

BBC Yorkshire Black Achievers Award 1992.

Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Male Dancer (2004) (Contemporary), Critic's Circle National Dance Award (2009) (The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer).

He was awarded the MBE in Queens Birthday Honours in 2009 for services to dance.

After a twenty-four year career, Paul retired from performing and holds a diploma from the British Ballet Organization (BBO DTLLS) In 2014 Paul assisted on the re-staging of Ashley Page’s ‘Alice’ on HNK National Ballet of Croatia.

Paul has taught at various UK dance school and internationally, also guest taught Phoenix Dance Theatre, Michael Clarke Dance Company, Matthew Bourne New Adventures Company, David Hughes Dance, Rambert Dance Company, Rambert 2, Yorke Dance Project.

At present Paul is teaching faculty at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance & London Studio Centre & Guest Teacher at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.