Paul Tillman is from McKinney, Texas. At age 7, he began training at Dallas Ballet Center. Tillman joined the pre-professional company Dallas Ballet Company, where he performed in many ballets such as Don Quixote, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, Le Corsaire and several others. He also performed original choreographer by Jason Fowler, Thom Clower, Reginald Harris, and Judy Klopfenstein. Tillman trained with Boston Ballet’s pre-professional program for one season, where he had the opportunity to perform with Boston Ballet in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker and in Boston Ballet School’s Showcase performing Balanchine’s Stars and Strips and Forsythe’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated. Tillman is in his seventh season with the Ballet Arkansas. He has performed various classical works, such as Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Swan Lake, and Raymonda. He has also been featured in original choreography such as "Ring of Fire" pas de deux in Under the Lights by Chris Stuart, "Narcolepsy" pas de deux in Harrison McEldowney’s Group Therapy, Rerouting by Greg Sample, Moultrie Springs by Darrell Moultrie, multiple works by Kiyon Gaines and many others. Aside from performing, Tillman teaches at several studios in the central Arkansas area.