Our Team Leaders

Donna Dempsey

Donna Dempsey

Principal of Turning Pointe


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 in Classical Ballet, commencing her teaching career in the U.K. then moving to Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. In 1994 Donna moved to Dubai to open her own dance school, The Dance Centre Dubai later changing the name of the school to Turning Pointe. Under Donnas’ guidance, Turing Pointe thrived and grew until it is now a school of over 30 studios nationwide with a faculty of 18 staff.  As the Principal of the school, Donna prides herself on developing professional teachers reach their full potential and giving all students the change to achieve their very best, alongside developing a love of dance.

Lorna Martin Fox

Lorna Martin Fox

Deputy Principal of Turing Pointe


Lorna Martin-Fox started dancing at the age of 3. She trained at the Waterfront Theatre School in South Africa where she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Drama, graduating with her ISTD Teaching Diplomas in Ballet, Tap and Modern.

After graduating Lorna performed in shows worldwide, such as the prestigious Irish show Spirit of the Dance she also worked as a choreographer, dance captain, production assistant and company manager. Lorna joined Turning Pointe in 2011 and successfully ran the Youth Ballet (TPYB) Department of Turning Pointe from 2014 -2017 winning the prestigious Time Out Kids Award for Best Local Theatrical/Musical Event. In 2018 Lorna was promoted to Deputy Principal of Turning Pointe.

Ami Egdell

Ami Egdell

Senior Dance Teacher of Turning Pointe
Head of Ballet Dubai

Ami began dancing at the age of 4. She went on to train at Ballet West in Scotland, where she passed all of her Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations. As part of the Ballet West Company she completed several tours of the UK and two tours of China performing classical roles in ‘The Nutcracker’ and 'Romeo and Juliet.' In 2011 she graduated with a BA in Classical Ballet and Dance Performance along with the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies from the Royal Academy of Dance. Ami has a great deal of experience teaching both children and adults and joined the Turning Pointe team in 2012


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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