Meet Chicago Mama Genevieve Custer Weeks, Founder of Tutu School

Written by

Erin Feher

1:09 pm
02/26/19

Photographed by Petra Ford

Genevieve Custer Weeks is passionate about the power of dance. The former professional ballerina knows the joy and freedom that comes from twirling alongside a corps de ballet to swelling classical music, and has made it her mission to bring a little of that magic to tiny dancers everywhere. Genevieve founded Tutu School, a ballet studio that offers a warm, supportive, and developmentally appropriate dance curriculum for children aged 18 months to 8 years—not to mention, plenty of tulle. Over the past decade, Genevieve has grown both her business and her family: she is a mama to three boys (including five-year-old twins), and thanks to a successful franchise model, Tutu School now boasts 33 locations in eight states. Follow along as the down-to-earth CEO invites us into her colorful Chicago home and talks about how she learned to stopped stressing about apples and why tutus can be empowering.

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