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Soloists

Lonnie Weeks

Lonnie Weeks

Biography

  • Born

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

  • Training

    Faubourg School of Ballet
    Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    Texas Ballet Theater School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2010
    Promoted to soloist in 2018

  • Other Companies

    Texas Ballet Theater

    Photo: Lonnie Weeks in Wheeldon's Bound To // Bound To© by Christopher Wheeldon; Photo © Erik Tomasson

Q&A

What's your favorite costume? Why?

The Carabosse costume from Ben Stevenson’s Sleeping Beauty because it’s so dark, creepy, and elaborate—the snakes on the tutu are a nice touch too.

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

It’s a toss-up between dancing the role of Lensky in Onegin or winning the silver medal at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in 2009.

If I weren't a dancer I'd be...

A sommelier or a travel guide for the Travel Channel.