Portrait of Dreya Weber by Rose Adare
Oil on Belgian Linen
Copyright Rose Adare 2014
Born in Midland, Michigan, Dreya Weber began performing professionally at 10 years old, acting in voice-and commercials. From there she studied theater, gymnastics, and ballet. After college, she was captured by the flying trapeze, becoming a director at the International Gymnastic Training Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Spot-lit at the Winter Olympics (2002), Dreya was soon picked up to perform and choreograph acts for Cher, Pink, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Rhianna, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.
From her musical career in the band Common Cents, to her recognizable work-out routines in Tony Horton’s P90X, to her guest appearances on numerous TV shows, Dreya embodies both talent and stamina.
After her film debut in Everything Relative (1996) and her role in Lovely and Amazing (2001), Dreya went on to star in Ned Farr’s The Gymnast (2006), winner of 28 film festival awards, including the Best Feature at Newsfest, Frameline, and Outfest.
Notably, Dreya produced and starred in A Marine Story (2010), depicting the hardships endured by women under the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, earning Dreya Outfest’s (2010) Outstanding Actress in a Feature. Still twirling high above the stage, Dreya continues to weave her passions and creative determination by connecting with her audience, and remaining true to her dreams.