Paul Mecurio (Judge)
Actor and dancer Paul Mercurio first told his mother he wanted
to learn to dance when he was nine-years-old.
When Paul came to public attention in the lead role of the film Strictly Ballroom, he was already an established star of the dance world. Since then he has acted in countless films, television series, and stage productions and worked as a movement consultant for film.
Paul has judged seven Australian series of Dancing with the Stars and was a member of the judging panel on the first two series of the New Zealand version.
Having missed out on series three in New Zealand due to his judging commitments in Australia, Paul returned to Avalon to take part in series four and returns again for series five. Paul has also hosted his own food and travel series, The Food Trail and Mercurio's Menu.