Our History

Terry Irion, along with her husband, Bruce, founded the Turning Pointe School of Dance in October, 2004 with the goal of providing an environment that would instill the joy of dance.  The also strived to provide students with the level of training needed to pursue a professional dance career.  Natalya Vyashenko joined the Turning Pointe School of Dance in September, 2007.  In 2009 Natalya became the owner of the Turning Pointe School of Dance.  Michelle Walker has been with the Turning Pointe School of Dance since September, 2007, teaching Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical Dance.  She’s also been Office Manager.  It only seemed natural to take on the role as the new owner in August, 2019.  The School continues to follow the ABT program of instruction.