Our Team Leaders

Donna Dempsey

Donna Dempsey

Founding Principal

Donna Dempsey, trained at the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) in London. After passing her R.A.D. Teaching Certificate, she went on to attain the R.A.D. Teaching Diploma. Donna has broad international teaching experience, commencing her teaching career in the U.K. then moving to Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia prior to opening The Dance Centre Dubai in 1996 later changing the name of the school to Turning Pointe.

Lara Cadenhouse-Beaty

Lara Cadenhouse-Beaty

Deputy Principal

Lara Cadenhouse-Beaty, was just 3 years old when she started dancing. She was offered a place at The Royal Ballet School when she was 8 and left the school eight years later as Head Girl. During this time she performed frequently with The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden. She was selected to represent Great Britain at the Grand Prix Eurovision Pour Jeunes Danseuses when she was 18, prior to working as a soloist, choreographer and teacher at Theater Lüneburg, Germany. She played the role of Meg Giry in four productions of The Phantom of the Opera, across Europe and danced five different roles in the two and a half year long production of Cats in Germany and Switzerland. Lara received her teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2006 and joined Turning Pointe in September 20118



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Turning Pointe

Shop 12 & 14
Building V23
Russia Cluster
International City
United Arab Emirates

Tel: 800 DANCE (800 32623)
Tel: 800 BALLET (800 225538)
Tel: 050 877 5918