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LONNIE WEEKS

SOLOIST
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

BORN
Los Alamos, New Mexico

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

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

Lonnie Weeks created roles in McGregor’s Borderlands, McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (featured pas de deux), Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END, Welch’s Bespoke, and Wheeldon’s Bound To (soloist). He has danced principal or featured roles in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Melancholic), Scotch Symphony, and Theme and Variations (soloist); Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky); Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq); Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (3 soloist men); Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-Box, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de Six/Cavaliers and Bluebird), and Swan Lake (Spanish and Neapolitan); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Spirit of Summer/Generosity).

His repertory includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Diamonds, Divertimento No. 15, Prodigal Son, Rubies, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, and Symphony in Three Movements; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; and Chroma; Morris’ Beaux and Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Pita’s Salome; Possokhov’s Fusion, The Rite of Spring, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ The Cage and Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and Frankenstein; Thatcher’s Manifesto; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Concerto Grosso, Criss-Cross, The Fifth Season, Giselle, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, Romeo & Juliet, and Trio; and Wheeldon’s Number Nine, and Within the Golden Hour.

Lonnie danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance). He won silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2009) and Shanghai International Ballet Competition (2007).