Dreya Weber

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Dreya Weber
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Dreya Weber in 2007
Born (1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 60)
EducationHunter College
OccupationAerialist, Actress, Producer, Director

Dreya Weber (born May 8, 1961) is an American actress, producer, director, and aerialist.

Career[edit]

Dreya Weber as Cleopatra on aerial silks for Teatro ZinZanni in 2010

Weber has worked as an aerialist for entertainers including Madonna; and Pink, for whom she choreographed several aerial acts including the performance of Pink at the 2010 Grammy Awards.[citation needed] She toured with Cher during her Living Proof farewell tour and choreographed the performances by aerialists.[1]

She produced and starred in The Gymnast (2006)[2] which took home 28 festival awards, including Best Feature at Outfest,[3] Newfest and Frameline, and demonstrated her aerialist skills. She also produced and starred in A Marine Story about the US Military policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.[4][5]

Weber is currently represented by McDonald Selznick Associates.[6]

Personal life[edit]

During her teenage years, Weber competed with the Mexican National Hurdling Team, ranking within the top ten.[7] She returned from Mexico to attend Hunter College in New York City.

She performed aerial silk at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She is friends with Tony Horton and has featured in all three of his P90X home workout series.

In a 2006 AfterEllen interview, Weber described herself as omnisexual.[8]

She is married to Ned Farr, who directed The Gymnast and A Marine Story.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Masterpiece Pamela Mountbatten "Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy"
1996 Everything Relative Luce
1999 The Practice Mrs. Henderson "Infected"
2000 The Practice Sister Janice Murray "New Evidence", "Hammerhead Sharks"
2001 Lovely and Amazing Donna
2002 The Contractor Claire Stevenson Short film
2002 Dream a Little Dream for Me Pearl Short film
2005 The Catcher The Flyer Short film
2006 The Gymnast Jane
2006 Company Town Jane Peroux TV film
2009 The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration Antigravity Performer
2010 A Marine Story Alexandra Everett
2011 Water for Elephants Circus Performer
2015 Raven's Touch Raven Co-director (with Marina Rice Bader); screenwriter
2020 The Aerialist (film) Jane Hawkins

Awards[edit]

  • Outfest – Won, Dreya Weber – Outstanding Actress in a Feature, 2010.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A MARINE STORY - Ned Farr and Dreya Weber". Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ronnie Scheib Review of The Gymnast". Variety. June 21, 2006. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  3. ^ ""Gymnast" Flies to Two Outfest Prizes". indieWIRE by Brian Brooks. July 18, 2006. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "The Heartbreak and Frustration of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Told Through "A Marine Story"". Cherry Grrl. June 28, 2010. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (June 28, 2010). "Dreya Weber tells "A Marine Story"". AfterEllen. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dreya Weber, Choreographer/Aerial Artist". McDonald Selznick Associates. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Dreya Weber Interview". About.com by Kathy Belge. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  8. ^ Ober, Lauren (August 9, 2006). "Flying High with Dreya Weber". AfterEllen. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006. Retrieved July 23, 2008.
  9. ^ Kilday, Gregg (July 18, 2010). "'A Marine Story' tops Outfest awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.

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