Tradition. Precision. Grace.

About Turning Pointe Dance Theatre

Our Philosophy

Turning Pointe Dance Theatre is a professional dance studio that has been serving the Fort Myers area for more than 10 years. The studio offers professional and recreational dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrics, hip hop, acro, and pointe for children ages 4 to adults. Turning Pointe Dance Theatre offers summer classes and has a full winter schedule. The studio has an annual Nutcracker as well as a spring production. Past productions have included Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Swan Lake, Snow White, and Midsummer's Nights Dream.

Our mission is to train and inspire young dancers in all disciplines of dance, with a strong emphasis on ballet, which is the core of all forms. Turning Pointe provides students with professional dance instruction. We encourage the recreational dancer as well as the dancer who desires a professional career. Many of our students have been accepted for training at professional schools in the country, including Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Baltimore School of the Arts, and the Alvin Ailey School in NYC. We provide an encouraging environment for our dancers, while developing their self confidence and technique.

Founder & Director

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Nancy Galante

Nancy Galante has been dancing since she was a little girl. She grew up in New York City, and started taking classes at a young age. Over the years, she's developed a love for dance instruction. Nancy has been teaching dance for over 15 years, and has over 30 years of dance experience under her belt

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She is the owner of Turning Pointe Dance Theatre, where she teaches dance to students of all ages. Nancy loves seeing her students grow and develop their skills. She is also a mom of two and a grandmother of three - she truly is a multi-talented woman!

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Katie York

Instructor

Katie York is a dance instructor with over 20 years of dance experience. Married with three children, she loves spending time with her family and dancing. She's been teaching dance for over 10 years and has a passion for sharing her love of dance with others.

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Julia Rivait

Instructor

Julia Rivait is a dance instructor with over 10 years of experience. She grew up in southwest Florida and graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University. Julia currently works as a kindergarten teacher, but her true passion lies in teaching dance. She loves to see her students learn and grow through the art of movement.