A Ballerina’s Career En Pointe

Although she has only been with the academy for three years, 14-year-old Lucia Gutierrez is well on her way to establishing a career in dance.

Turning Pointe is proud to be the ASA dance provider for all GEMS Premium Schools, holding classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Cheerleading, Modern and Tap. At Turning Pointe, a love of dance in students from 2.5 years upwards is nurtured. While some will choose to dance just for fun, others will want to take it more seriously and explore a professional career in the world of dance. The school aims to help each child to fulfill their potential.

One such star student is 14-year-old Lucia Gutierrez, who attends GEMS Wellington International School (WIS). Lucia has been dancing with Turning Pointe for the past three years, going from strength to strength, and hopes one day to be a professional dancer.

Each year, Turning Pointe produces a very popular full-length ballet. Last year Lucia starred in the ‘Jungle Book’ as Kaa the snake. Lucia’s dedication saw her receiving the Turning Pointe Youth Ballet (TPYB) scholarship for 2019. The scholarship grants her free tuition and entrance to the Youth Ballet programme for one year.

This year Turning Pointe’s ballet will be performed at the Prestigious Dubai Opera on 15 June. With a focus on her future, Lucia is working towards her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Intermediate and Grade 8 examinations — professional exams which are extremely difficult to pass.

For more information on Turning Pointe’s classes and schedules, please visit www.turningpointe.ae or call 800 DANCE (800 32623).