MISS Shannon
  •  TPA Dance Team choreographer

Miss Kim
  • Turning Pointe Customer Service Specialist
Miss Denae
  • Teaches private piano lessons
Miss kathi
  • Teaches Classical Ballet Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3
  • Member of the Turning Pointe Board of Visionaries
  • Former professional dancer with Garden State Ballet as well as the Zurich Ballet Company
MR. Daniel
  • Teaches Hippity Hop, Hip Hop Step 2, Hip Hop 3, and Hip Hop 4
  • Professional Hip Hop instructor and dancer from Chicago, IL
Miss Sara
  • Teaches Modern technique
  • Graduate of the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company
MIss Alisha
  • Owner of Turning Pointe Academy
  • Director of the Turning Pointe Team and Rec programs
  • Teaches Dance Team classes, Lyrical Step 2, and baton private lessons
  • Professional background in Secondary Education and Education Administration
  • Middle school Language Arts and Reading teacher
  • Certified facilitator in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Certified PiYo, Pound, and Bungee Fit instructor
  •  Teaches Jazz Step 2 and Modern Step 3
  •   Purdue Division of Dance faculty member

mr. Jacob
  • Teaches Tumbling Step 4
  • Outreach and private tumbling coach
  • Member of the Purdue Cheerleading Team
Miss Rachael
  • Teaches Dance & Tumble
  • Former Miss Purdue University and Miss Boilerette Feature Twirler
miss Amber
  • Teaches Tap Steps 1 & 2 and Adult Tap
Miss Rayelle
  • Teaches Pre-Ballet
mr. Josh
  • Teaches Tumbling 
  • Private tumbling coach
  • Member of the Purdue Cheerleading Team
Sifu Jason
  • Teaches private guitar lessons
Miss Rachelle
  • Turning Pointe Customer Service Specialist
  • Walt Disney World expert

our  artistic team

Mr. EdwarD
  • Leads the Ballet portion of the TPA Dance Team program curriculum
  • Received his training on full scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School and the Nova Academy of Performing Arts
  • Former professional dancer with Ballet Internationale, Ballet Austin, Ballet Arlington, Orlando Ballet, Estonian National Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Chautauqua Dance Company, Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Saarlandisches Staatstheatre Saarbrucken, and Cleveland Ballet
  • Married to Miss Laura


  •   Teaches Pointe Steps 1&2
  •  Assists with the TPA Dance Team program
  •  Graduated with highest honors from Indiana University, where she earned her B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Kinesiology and Dance 
  • Professional career includes Ballet Internationale, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, the As-Is Dance Theatre, JubilatĂ©, Dans Ethnik, and the Moving Company
  • Performed in Les Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Giselle, The Firebird, Onegin, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula and CoppĂ©lia. Miss Laura has taught Ballet in the state of Indiana for over 20 years.
  • Faculty member at Jordan College Academy of Dance at Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, the Jewish Community Center, Irvington School of Dance, The Clara R. Noyes Academy of Ballet Internationale, Fort Wayne Ballet and the New American Youth Ballet
miss geri
  • TPA Tap choreographer and consultant
  • Worked professionally in Walt Disney World
miss Kat
  • Teaches Tap Steps 3 & 4
  • Member of the Purdue University Higher Ground Dance Company
Miss Stephanie
  • Teaches private vocal lessons
  • Vocal recording artist with a degree in Vocal Performance
  • Professional photographer and owner of Velvet Lotus Photography