Lonnie Weeks, originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico, began his ballet training at the age of 6. Training at the Faubourg School of Ballet and Ruth Paige Center for the Arts, in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Weeks was the recipient of the YAGP Hope Award at age 11. Joining Texas Ballet Theater as a company member in 2005 at the age of 14, he furthered his studies with Ben Stevenson, OBE and was cast in lead roles in Stevenson’s works such as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Renfield in Dracula, and Ptolemy in Cleopatra. In 2007 Mr. Weeks was awarded the bronze medal at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition followed by the silver medal at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in 2009. Mr. Weeks has danced for San Francisco Ballet since 2010 and as a soloist has performed numerous works with choreographers such as, Helgi Tomasson, George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor, Mark Morris, Trey McIntyre, Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon. He most recently performed the role of Benjamin Braddock in Cathy Marston’s Mrs. Robinson.