Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for 6:00pm at

The Church of Holy Comforter. 

2220 Lakeshore Dr. NOLA, 70112

Instructors and Staff

Dwyn Y. Turner has over 47 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 is a guidance counselor for Orleans Parish Schools.


Wendy Turner Steib began dancing at the age of 9 months and has been performing on stage over 45 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 in Orleans Parish Schools.



Jerome A. Steib                                                                                 Finance/Business Manager


Gwendolyn “MeMe” Turner                                                           Dance/Recital Consultant


Anita E. Jackson                                                                               Office Assistant


Kynisha Christmas & Chelsi Martin                                              Assistants


Raymond Gordon III                                                                        Dance Apprentices                


Alexis Novel & Roshonda Peters                                                    Graduate Assistants 


Jayde Platenburg, Jordyn Platenburg & Myrran Riley             Graduate Assistants 


Jourdan Rogers & Dwana Smothers                                             Graduate Assistants


Dwyn Steib, Destiny White & Jai Williams                                 Graduate Assistants


Courtney Britton, Lauren Coleman & Jardyn Daniels              Graduate Candidates 


Chanel Hendricks, Aalaila Jenkins & Ally Novel                        Graduate Candidates


Ashly Novel, Laine Roberts & Taylor Smith                                Graduate Candidates 


Coren Wilson & Jaia Yates                                                               Graduate Candidates


Carsyn Caldwell                                                                                  MDSD Jr. Staff


Kynisha Christmas & Tracie Ellsworth                                         Stage Directors


Joe Belisle, Melvin Benoit & Aloyce Novel                                   Crossing Guards 



Class of 2010

Renee Kelly


Class of 2011

Taylor Parker

Dwyn Steib

Class of 2015

Kodi Dunn

Chelsi Martin

Parris Nelson

Gabrielle Scioneaux

Dwana Smothers

Class of 2012

Jordan Alexander

Eunique Temple

Dana Winfield

Class of 2016

Kyla Johnson

Ria Morgan

Alexis Novel

Destiny White

Jai Williams

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 2017

Raquel Bell

Roshonda Peters

Cydney Skidmore

Paige Wilson



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