Director/Aerial Designer and Choreographer
Dreya was the first graduate of the Indianapolis Performing Arts High School where she double majored in Dance and Theater Arts. After her family moved to Mexico City, she was invited to compete for the National Hurdling team, training at the Olympic training center, CEDOM for two years. Returning to the US, she competed for Hunter College in diving and gymnastics and in her final season was honored with the New York State Scholar/Athlete Award and All-American status as a gymnast. Dreya coached the Calhoun School’s girls competitive gymnastic team in New York City for seven years, culminating in two undefeated seasons. Dreya and her brother, David, designed and directed the flying trapeze program at the International Gymnastic Camp in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania for nine years.
Dreya Weber conceived and choreographed Pink’s Glitter in the Air & Try, performed on the 2010 and 2014 Grammy Awards respectively. She recently designed and choreographed the aerials for Pink’s Billboard Awards performance of Just Like Fire. Dreya was associate choreographer for Michael Jackson’s This is It. She designed and choreographed aerials for all of Pink’s record breaking international tours as well as those of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue. Her aerial choreography has been featured on the Billboards, MTV VMA’s, BET’s, AMA’s, the Kids Choice Awards and the televised Inaugural Ball for President Obama.
The daughter and granddaughter of engineers, Dreya continues to explore ways to use traditional aerial apparatus to innovate visual tapestries. The 2016 Billboard Awards premiered a deconstructed pocket watch and fob conceived and designed by Dreya as an aerial apparatus for the singer Pink.
Dreya has developed a curriculum for teaching aerial acrobatics to a students of all ages, running sold-out aerial acrobatic camps. She has created aerial arts workshops for the dance department at LSU, the theater department at Michigan Tech andcollaborated with renown stunt coordinator, Keir Beck (Mad Max: Fury Road) at AP8 in Queensland, Australia.
Dreya co-directed and wrote the feature film Raven’s Touch in which she plays the title role. She produced and starred in The Gymnast and A Marine Story, honored with 48 awards at festivals in the US and internationally including seven ‘Best Actress’ awards. She conceived, wrote and directed the web series Caesar’s World (Funny or Die).
Dreya has been featured in all the the P90X workout series and collaborated extensively with photographer Lois Greenfield, appearing in all three of her books.
Dreya wrote Gangsters In Love, an original musical, cirque, prohibition era romp, produced by Teatro ZinZanni. She has starred in seven productions for Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco, and Seattle, as well as Palazzo, Amsterdam.
Stage credits include As You Like It - LAWSC, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings - CTG, played Vivien Leigh in Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow (West Coast Premiere, winner Garland, Ovation, and LADCC awards), Comedy Of Errors (NY Shakespeare Festival), Childhood (with Glenn Close), Inadmissible Evidence (Roundabout), and Macbeth (Circle in the Square). Dreya directed the stage production of An Evening with Groucho, which will be performing a 34 city tour in Australia this fall and move to Milwaukee Rep. for a ten week run in the spring.
*"Dreya is one of the best things that happened to my career, hands down…She took away my fear of heights, challenged me in a way I didn't know was possible, and gave me a love of this craft that has shaped my touring experience with the world." – PINK