Genevieve Custer Weeks was born and raised in Madison,Wisconsin.
She received her early ballet training there, and took part in her first
dance productions in the middle of her parents' living room.
At the age of fifteen, Genevieve moved to Chicago to study at the
School of Ballet Chicago, and that same year became a founding
member of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company. In addition, Genevieve
supplemented her training with study at the San Francisco Ballet
School, American Ballet Theatre, and with Suzanne Farrell at the The
Kennedy Center.
A contract with the Oakland Ballet brought Genevieve to the San Francisco
Bay Area. Beginning in 2006, Genevieve began performing as a freelance
artist, dancing principal and soloist roles throughout North America, and
started dreaming of her opening own boutique school that would celebrate
the things she loved most about ballet. During a break in her performance
schedule, Genevieve's husband, Andrew, finally asked, "Why wait?" and
Tutu School was born.
Today, Genevieve lives in San Francisco with Andrew,
a photographer, and their sons Sullivan, Thatcher, and
Hudson - a crew of adorable havoc-wreakers. Now
retired from performing, she enjoys perfecting her
butterfly flying and fairy walks with her
students each week at Tutu School.
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