*Please stop by the business office today to pick up Tickets for our 19th Dance Recital* 

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.



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 


Brylyia Baptiste, Carsyn Caldwell, and Kailyn Higgins            Graduate Candidates 


Amiya Thompson and Reese Wilson                                            Gradutate Candidates 


Carsyn Caldwell and Patrica Petty                                                 MDSD Jr. Staff                      


Jaia Yates                                                                                            Attendance Clerk 


Kynisha Christmas and Tracie Ellsworth                                     Stage Directors


Melvin Benoit and Aloyce Novel                                                    Crossing Guards 



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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