Artistic Director/ Owner
Born in Dallas, TX, Paloma’s parents moved to McAllen when she was only 2 years old, it was around that time she was enrolled in dance classes as a form of exercise. Paloma quickly developed an appreciation for Ballet and Jazz that eventually consumed all of her spare time so that she could enhance her dancing abilities. In time Paloma would travel to train under the direction of professional dancers like: Paula Abdul, Chris Judd, and Joe Tremaine. Only after much dedication and determination Paloma was able to demonstrate her stage appeal when she had the opportunity to perform with great professional ballet dancers from: Moscow Ballet, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. An accomplished dancer, Paloma is trained in areas of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Lyrical, Contemporary, Folklorico, Rhythm Ballroom with additional expertise in Tumbling and Acrobatics.
In addition to dance Paloma is a known celebrity in the Rio Grande Valley for her participation in a variety of television commercials for a diverse group of clients such as: Lone Star National Bank, La Plaza Mall, RGV On Demand, and many more, furthermore she is the first place title holder for Bailando Havanna where she competed again 19 professional dancers. Paloma was also an assistant instructor of modeling and choreographer for Missy’s Modeling Studio – where she has had the great pleasure of working with great performing artists from Enrique Iglesias, Diana Ross, A Kon, Air Supply, Kevin Fowler, and Eli Young Band. Moreover, she has modeled for a variety of department stores in the Rio Grande Valley and is was part of the traveling roster for David’s Bridal in South Texas.
Ms Limas also adds acting to her list of credits having had starring roles in high school and South Texas College, plus she has also been a part of several independent films where she has worked alongside Damion Chapa, and Rachel Hunter. Currently collaborating with University of Texas RGV in the choreography of a musical set to premier in Winter 2017.
Former Miss Rio Grande Valley America 2011-2012, Paloma is committed to break the paradigm mold in pageantry by exercising her responsibility to promote community involvement in the Rio Grande Valley – thus helping her develop her plat form. Paloma committed to a year of community service and during that process reached out to over 3000 elementary students. As a pageant coach Paloma has helped realize the dreams of many young ladies.
The concept of Paloma Limas & Company started six years ago when she felt dance instruction in the valley had reached a plateau, renting floor space at a variety of gyms in McAllen, Paloma honed her teaching skills. On March 1st, 2011 Paloma Limas & Company opened its doors and has been increasing its student base due in part to Paloma’s persona and great skill in dance. In the last five years Paloma has astonished many of her colleagues by producing successful Summer Workshops, and currently on her 6th Annual production of The Nutcracker. Paloma is no stranger to competition, a competitive dancer at a young age, has helped develop many young dancers to compete at regional and national levels bringing home 1st place in just about every category they compete in. Through her charitable participations Paloma has whole heartedly work with organizations like Angels of Love, Casa of Hidalgo County, HOPE Clinic, RGV Food Bank, RGV Diabetes Association, Relay for Life, and other various cancer organizations.
Currently Paloma’s brand has diversified into what has also become known as Paloma Limas & Company with a modeling/etiquette program, her models have been featured in several local magazines and commercials. No stranger to the spot light, Paloma is the only modeling studio in the Rio Grande Valley to have an established contract with Macy's Corporation. Paloma has successfully introduced International Dance Choreographer Matt Steffaninna to the RGV with a dance workshop and plans to continue to broaden the opportunity for dancers in the RGV and expose them to different Choreographers. Paloma continues to look towards the future while developing her business savvy and establishing herself as a reputable business woman.