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Paul Rubin

Paul Rubin in a flying sequence
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Flying with Peter Pan, Cathy Rigby

1988 - Paul began his flying career with the company "Flying By Foy", where he became Peter Foy's protege. 

1995 - After 8 years of service, feeling he had reached his full potential, Paul became one of the founders of the fledgling company ZFX, Inc. This is where he truly began to carve a niche for himself as an aerial choreographer / designer. Paul's passion, creativity, artistry, and ability to communicate with directors, designers, and performers kept him in high demand. 

2004 - Now known as "The Fly Guy," Paul realized his corporate obligations were beginning to take him away from his true passion.  He knew it was time to spread his wings and fly on his own. 

2008 - Paul celebrated his 20th year in the flying industry! He had now choreographed over 300 productions of Peter Pan in 8 different countries and numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including such favorites as Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, and Curtains.

2010 - Glenn Casale approached Paul to discuss a reimagined production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. He wanted to add the effect of simulated swimming to the mermaids to make them look more realistic as they swam underwater. The show opened in 2011 in Holland. Due to its success, another production opened in Moscow six months later. (Currently there are two productions running in Japan.)

2013 - The Light Princess

2016 - Tuacahn  Ampitheatre 

2017 - Paul worked with Franco Dragone, as his Flying Director, on his new production La Perle. It was the first open ended production in Dubai. He also collaborated on several episodes of CBS's Kevin Can Wait.

2019 - In addition to many productions including an original production of Peter Pan by Lauren Gunderson at The Shakespeare Company in Washington D.C., Paul was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia designing the first production of Aladdin in the Arabic speaking world 

2020 - Before the Covid-19 pandemic Paul was moving that production of Aladdin from Saudi Arabia to Cairo, Egypt where it played to packed houses until it had to close.  The show started up again on August 14th and will play through the rest of the year before moving on to other cities including Dubai.  

Perhaps you've seen some of Paul's "frequent flyers:"

Kevin James, David Hyde Pierce, John Rhys Davies, Neil Patrick Haris, Michael Crawford, Howie Mandel, John Turturro, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Hewitt, Michael Cerveris, and Cathy Rigby. 

He has also worked with such noted designers as Eugene Lee, David Gallo, Des McAnuff, Julie Taymor, Glenn Casale, Joe Mantello, Jim Steinman, Scott Ellis, Wayne Cilento, Philip Wm. McKinley, Rob Ashford, Arlene Philips, Patti Colombo, Howell Binkley, and Graciela Daniele.

With years of experience choreographing incredible flying sequences for a wide array of projects, Paul Rubin is here to help take your production to the next level. Learn about Paul’s background and how he got to where he is today.

We are confident that you will love the skills and qualifications that Paul brings to the table and how he can bring your visions to life.


Experience You Can Depend On


With more than three decades of experience, The Fly Guy has created hundreds of flying sequences for top productions, including Broadway shows like Wicked and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. If you need eye-catching flying effects for your show, look no further.


Paul will take the time to understand the specific requirements for your show, whether it is for a theatrical production or television, and create a unique sequence that enhances the performance. You can count on The Fly Guy to bring a dedication to excellence and safety for incredible results.


With productions on stages across the world and the big screen, every detail counts. Make sure you have the proper equipment and skills for a flawless flying sequence that your audience is sure to remember for years to come.


Turn to an expert with a collaborative approach and years of experience when you reach out to Paul Rubin. If you are interested in working with Paul, check out some of his more recent projects. You can also connect with Paul by filling out the online contact form. We look forward to working with you soon!

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