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Lisa Marie Furth is the founder and CEO of Divas Entertainment, LLC, an entertainment company that owns and manages a group of local bands and musical groups including well known Belladiva, the ten piece show band, the hot country band Coyote Wild, Divas Through the Decades, Divas Gone Country and Divas on Broadway. These bands perform across the country and Canada, and the Company continues to grow with over 150 performances in 2014, and has already booked more than 140 performances in 2015.
Lisa Marie wears all hats in the Company, including chief operator, head of marketing and promotions, bookings and travel manager, band leader, singer, choreographer and dancer, as well as employing and managing over 40 singers, musicians and dancers.
Lisa Marie can best be described as a dynamic performer, marketer and entrepreneur, with an incredible drive to succeed. An accomplished dancer, choreographer, singer and song writer, she has created a company that allows her to do what she loves having performed all over the world. Lisa Marie and her groups have performed with and opened for greats like Def Leppard, Melissa Ethridge, Kansas, Big & Rich, Joan Rivers, and has twice competed on America’s Got Talent.
Lisa Marie was born in Minneapolis and began dancing at the age of three. By the time she was a teenager it was clear that Lisa Marie was destined to entertain as she sang and danced in musical and theater productions at Apple Valley High School. In 1992 she received her B.A. in Theatre Arts, Acting/Directing at Minnesota State University Mankato.
At Minnesota State she performed in over 30 productions in lead and supporting roles. While earning her degree, Lisa Marie also choreographed and performed a variety of projects including the Reebok Performance Team (now known as the Minnesota Timberwolves Dance Team), the Harlem Globetrotters, Dayton’s annual ‘Back to School Show’ featuring Brooke Shields, and was a featured dancer and model on several local television stations. At that time she also became a fitness instructor at The Firm in Minneapolis. She has continued to instruct at The Firm for twenty five years and just recently became a certified CorePower Yoga sculpt instructor.
After graduating from Minnesota State, Lisa Marie was hired as resident choreographer for Valley Fair and began choreographing for local recording artists eventually joining Minneapolis recording group Asia’s Wild. She then performed as a singer/dancer and tribute artist for the world famous Legends in Concert based in Las Vegas, and Stars in Concert, based in Berlin. While on a world tour including Germany, Switzerland and Australia, Lisa Marie still found time to teach master dance classes and land a spot on Germany’s hit TV series House Party as a backup singer and dancer.
Lisa Marie returned to Minneapolis in 2000, and while recovering from knee surgery, stayed busy with many projects including founding production company Hey Sugar Productions and singing with local corporate bands, and appearing and dancing in several television commercials.
In 2002 Lisa Marie wrote, recorded and released her debut CD ‘Live Your Truth.’ In addition, she choreographed for professional and educational theater around the Twin Cities area, including the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders.
In 2003, wanting to produce a high energy Las Vegas-style show band, she formed Belladiva. Twelve years later she has parlayed her successes and has grown her company to what it is today – an entertainment company that offers a group of hit bands, musical groups, dance groups, impersonators and entertainers performing coast-to-coast and in Canada.
In addition, Lisa Marie has been active in volunteering and participating in charitable events for the Special Olympics, the Humane Society and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Lisa Marie is the epitome of a hardworking, talented Minnesota entrepreneur who has created a very successful and growing company allowing her to follow her dreams. She is an excellent candidate to be honored in the Business Journal’s Women in Business project.