Lissa Marie - Founder/Co-Owner/Co-Director/Instructor
Lissa is the co-owner and founding director of the Dancing Generation Studio. She has taught various styles of dance for the past 8 years. Lissa comes from a family of dancers and has been dancing since she was 10 years old. She trained under Jennifer Forcucci Marzluf and Leanna Marie Forcucci at the CF Dance Academy in Downtown Fullerton, California. She was classically trained in ballet in the Cecchetti method. Lissa is also currently the head choreographer at the KPAC Young Artists Summer Theatre Program and KPAC KIXX spring and summer programs.
In her spare time, Lissa enjoys embracing her cultural background through cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her very large family. Lissa has one son, Judah, and one daughter, Mia-Harper and happy resides in Camden, TN. She's looking for forward to growing this dance family, growing in technique, and being able to being arts to our town and surrounding counties.
Jené Rutledge - Co-Owner/Co-Director/Instructor
Jene is the co-owner and a instructor of the Dancing Generation Studio. She has taught many styles of dance for 6 plus years on and off. Jene also comes from a family of dancers as well and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She trained under Jennifer Forcucci Marzluf and Leanna Marie Forcucci at the CF Dance Academy in Downtown Fullerton, California. She was classically trained in ballet in the Cecchetti method. She also trained many hours with Leanna Forcicci in preschool programs and helping to grow the Hip Hop program at CFDA. She took a year of school at Fullerton Jr. College in choreography and The art of dance. She is also certified up to grade two in Cecchetti!
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 boys! Jene joined DGS in January 2017. She looks forward to building an adult program and preschool programs throughout Paris, Camden, and the surrounding counties with DGS. "I could not be more excited about the up coming year at DGS! I'm so thankful to my sister Lissa Marie and her willingness to share her dream with me! Our hearts and vision for DGS are the same and we are going to be BIG! Here's to a year full of fun, dance, and following our dreams!"
2017 Summer Camp: Ballet / Technique / Stretching / Turning Camp - July 10-14, 2017
Instructor: Lissa Marie; This camp was in high demand for all dancers. Here students learned techniques that were broken down for their comprehension that could not be done during the dance season. Focus was on difficult techniques that allow the student to grow as a dancer. Frustrating at times, this camp was built to challenge and motivate students to work through their frustration and reach that end goal.
2017 Summer Camp: Discover Dance Camp - July 17-21, 2017
Instructors: Jene Rutledge & Lissa Marie; In this camp, students were able to take part in each style of dance we offer. They learned the history of each style and different things that set each genre apart from the other. By the end of camp we hoped each student found a genre that connects with them and would like to join the studio.