Genevieve Custer Weeks was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She took her very first ballet lessons with Sharon Butler, and received her early training primarily from Kate McQuade and Charmaine Ristow. At the age of fifteen she moved to Chicago to study at the School of Ballet Chicago with Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair, and that same year became a founding member of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company. Additionally, Ms. Weeks supplemented her training with study at the San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, and in the Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell program at the Kennedy Center. In the fall of 2002, Ms. Weeks accepted a contract with the Oakland Ballet. While with that company, Ms. Weeks performed a variety of wonderful roles, including the bride in Nijinska’s Les Noces, and had a number of works created on her, including a pas de trois in Donald McKayle’s Ella. After the dissolution the Oakland Ballet in 2006, Ms. Weeks made the decision to freelance throughout North America, and has performed extensively with Madison Ballet ever since. Ms. Weeks currently lives in Chicago with her husband, Andrew Weeks -a photographer- and their sons, Sullivan, Thatcher and Hudson; she serves as the founding director of Tutu School Franchises (