Justin VanWeest

Hometown: Mebane, NC
Dancing Since: Age 11
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 7
Most prized possession: VW Vanagon
Biggest pet peeve: Denim on Denim
Favorite thing to do on a day off: Drink beer while gardening
Favorite Charlotte restaurant: Ru San’s Japanese Sushi
Advice for aspiring dancers: “Never give up on your dreams but always have a backup plan.”

Justin was born in Mebane, NC, and is one of six siblings. He trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts on scholarship and danced with NC Dance Theatre 2 for two seasons before being promoted to the first company. Justin has performed in both contemporary and classical works such as The Black Swan pas de deux and José Limón’s Unsung.