Paula Weber began her early training as a dancer in Bridgman, Michigan. She has been a principal dancer with the Miwaukee Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Lyric Opera Ballet of Chicago with Maria Tallchief, and as a guest artist with the Hartford Ballet. Her principal roles have been in such classics as Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, Swan Lake and such modern works as Agnes DeMille’s Fall River Legend, John Butler’s Carmina Burana and Laura Dean’s Arrow of Time. She has a BFA in Dance from Butler University and an MFA in Dance from Smith College. She is currently an associate professor of ballet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Of most recent acclaim, Ms. Weber choreographed the highly successful Carmina Burana, Canzone and Toccata E Due Conzoni for the Kansas City Ballet. She received the 2000-2001 Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award. Ms. Weber has been with WHDT since its creation.