BalletMet Company Dancer Carly Wheaton

Company Member Since 2015 | From San Francisco, Calif.

Favorite song: “Whole Love” by Wilco

Favorite local spot: My yoga mat

Carly Wheaton is from Marin County, Calif., where she trained with Stapleton Ballet School, Marin Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School. Upon graduating, Ms. Wheaton spent a season dancing with Ballet Memphis as a trainee. She then proceeded to join The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company and was promoted to the full company in 2014 prior to joining BalletMet.  She has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Val Caniparoli, Matthew Neenan, Andi Schermoly, Ma Cong, Edwaard Liang, Michael Pink, Septime Webre, and James Kudelka.  Throughout her career, Ms. Wheaton has enjoyed performing roles such as Giselle in Edwaard Liang’s production of Giselle, as Wendy in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan, in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, and as the Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade.  In 2016, Ms. Wheaton participated in the Emmy Award-winning production of Becoming Violet, a dance video directed by Steven Weinzierl and choreographed by Edwaard Liang.  Ms. Wheaton often spends her summers dancing for Julia Adam Dance in Marin County, California. This is Ms. Wheaton’s fifth season with BalletMet.

Video and Images by Jennifer Zmuda.