July 21, 2018 

Fall - Registration 9:00am- 12:00noon

Instructors and Staff

Dwyn Y. Turner has over 50 years of dance experience. Her dance education began at the age of 2. She attended Foster, Melba DeSalle, Leila Haller, and New Orleans Dance Academy. She is a graduate of the prestigious Durden School of Dance. She was a principal dancer at Southern University and a member of the Tulane Green Wave dance team. She was recipient of the Durden School of Dance scholarship to New York and a dance instructor at Xavier University’s Upward Bound Program and Community Kids Dance Troupe. Madame Dwyn is a graduate of Southern University of Baton Rouge and a licensed guidance counselor.

 

Wendy Turner Steib began dancing at the age of 9 months and has been performing on stage over 48 years. She is a graduate of the world renowned New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Community Kids Dance Troupe. Madame Wendy is a former member of the LSU Folk Ensemble, LSU Modern Dance Team, and a principal dancer for the Southern University Jazz Ensemble. She was granted a summer dance fellowship to Tulane University and served as a dance instructor at Xavier University’s Upward Bound Program. Her dance travels have taken her from New York to Orlando, Florida. She holds a degree in Manual Communication and is an Interpreter for the Deaf.

 

Staff

Jerome A. Steib                                                                                 Finance/Business Manager

 

Gwendolyn “MeMe” Turner and Renee Kelly                             Dance/Recital Consultant

 

Dwyn Turner and Roshonda Peters                                              Office Assistant

 

Kynisha Christmas and Chelsi Martin                                           Assistants

 

Raymond Gordon III                                                                        Dance Apprentices                

 

Alexis Novel, Dwyn Steib and Destiny White                              Assistant Choreographers

 

Lauren Coleman, Roshonda Peters, and Jayde Platenburg     Graduate Assistants 

 

Myrran Riley Jourdan Rogers and Dwana Smothers                Graduate Assistants 

 

Carsyn Caldwell,  Alana Crusto, and Patrica Petty                     MDSD Jr. Staff                      

 

Jaia Yates                                                                                            Attendance Clerk 

 

Kynisha Christmas and Tracie Ellsworth                                     Stage Directors

 

Melvin Benoit and Aloyce Novel                                                    Crossing Guards 

MDSD ALUMNI 

 

Class of 2010

Renee Kelly

 

Class of 2011

Taylor Parker

Dwyn Steib

Class of 2016

Kyla Johnson

Ria Morgan

Alexis Novel

Destiny White

Jai Williams

Class of 2012

Jordan Alexander

Eunique Temple

Dana Winfield

Class of 2017

Raquel Bell

Roshonda Peters

Cydney Skidmore

Paige Wilson

 

Class of 2013

Bijon Belisle

Kalin Chinn

Jayde Platenburg

 

Class of 2014

I’Keya Bell

Kynisha Christmas

Taylah Gilbert

Myrissa Mitchell

Jordyn Platenburg

Myrran Riley

Jourdan Rogers

 

Class of 2015

Kodi Dunn

Chelsi Martin

Parris Nelson

Gabrielle Scioneaux

Dwana Smothers

Class of 2018

Courtney Britton

Lauren Coleman

Jardyn Daniel

Chanel Hendricks

Aalaila Jenkins

Ally Novel

Ashly Novel

Laine Roberts

Kaila Austin-Sims

Brishel Smith

Taylor Smith

Coren Wilson

Jaia Yates

 

 

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