Eliza Weekley, originally from Athens, Ohio began her ballet training with BalletMet Columbus, where she became a trainee at the age of 16. There she was given the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Gerard Charles and Edwaard Liang and to perform alongside the company dancing corps de ballet roles in many productions including “The Nutcracker” and “Alice in Wonderland”. After graduating from high school, Ms. Weekley continued her training with the Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago. She joined the Mezzo company of Cocodaco Dance Project, under the leadership of Ronn Stewart, in 2015, where she continued to dance up until joining CRB in 2018. This will be Eliza’s second season with Chicago Repertory Ballet.