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Jen Rivers


Jen has owned and operated Turning Pointe Academy of Dance for the past 20 years.  As a former dance mom herself, she wanted to create a space for dancers and their families to flourish not only on stage but also in life.  It is this singular focus on creating the well-rounded dancer coupled with a panel of talented and dedicated staff that has led Turning Pointe dancers to find success worldwide.  Former Turning Pointe dancers can be found traveling internationally with Mariah Carey and Lady Antebellum.  Other dancers groomed in the Turning Point studios find themselves dancing in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and on the Holland America Cruise Line.  And still other dancers have found their way back to Turning Pointe and are now teaching themselves. 


Jen has not only watched former dancers grace competitive stages nationwide, she continues to travel and judge with reputable organizations including: Kids Artistic Review, Rainbow National Dance Competition, Talent on Parade, Showbiz National Talent, and Prime Time Dance. With 15 years’ experience judging, Jen is able to easily spot gifted choreographers and is committed to bringing only the best back home to her dancers and their families.   


Owning a dance studio was a dream of Jen’s, and she encourages the students and families who walk through her door every day to pursue their own dreams.  Jen is endlessly grateful to the parents and families who nurture each child and allow them to pursue artistic growth and inner peace in the form of dance.  Without the dance families, Turning Pointe would simply not be possible.  Thank you and keep dancing!