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.

Lorna Martin Fox

Lorna Martin Fox

Dance Teacher. Artistic director of TPYB. Head of ISTD Department

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. Since graduating Lorna has been performing in shows worldwide such as the prestigious Irish show Spirit of the Dance. Along with performing she has been a choreographer, dance captain, production assistant and company manager prior to joining Turning Pointe in 2011. Lorna successfully ran the TPYB Department of Turning Pointe from 2014 -2017 she then handed this role to Michelle Daniel enabling her to concentrate on growing the ISTD Department of Turning Pointe.


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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