Born of Jamaican parents in London, Pauline first attended Egyptian Dance classes in London and was captivated by a performance of the Suraya Hilal Dance Company with the Musicians of the Nile at the Almeida Theatre in London in 1988. She continued to dance for many years attending classes in London and summer schools in Winchester, with the then Hilal Raqs Sharqi School. After a break to train as a Secondary School teacher, Pauline returned to dance and began Hilal Dance classes and workshops in 2004 with Alessandro Bascioni. Since training to become a professional member of the Foundation for Community Dance in 2009, she has taught Hilal Dance in London. She was invited to Hilal Dance professional training in 2012. She continues her dance, teaching within her local community whilst offering a learner centered approach to movement for her students.