About Turning Pointe Dance Studio

Our Mission

Turning Pointe Dance Studio is a dance facility that seeks to create positive activities for youth, develop motor skills, promote physical fitness and encourage social interaction.

The focus and intent of Turning Pointe Dance Studio is to provide dancers in the metropolitan area the highest quality of dance training for those students who wish to pursue professional dance careers as well as those who simply want to enjoy dance on a recreational level and receive the benefits of exercising the mind and body. With this mission, Turning Pointe aims to provide each of its students with meaningful and enriching skills and an appreciation for the arts in a friendly and disciplined environment.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Turning Pointe Dance Studio is to provide guidance and attention to students of all ages and levels through stability, love, equality, devotion and understanding. TPDS is committed to a strong value system and family atmosphere that has been established in our founding studio for the past 38 years. Our students have fun, feel confident and continue to receive the most complete dance experience in the Eagan area. Our ultimate goal is building students to have strong dance technique, performance abilities, confidence and poise.

Turning Pointe Dance Studio offers a variety of dance options for serious dance students, at the preschool, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels providing a complete dance program that is fun, challenging, and rewarding.

Robert and Gayle Myles - Owners

Robert & Gayle Myles (Owners)

Gayle and Robert are the proud owners of Turning Pointe Dance Studio and look forward to helping your children grow in the art of dance.

Gayle and Robert have been actively involved in the studio for 12+ years and assumed ownership in 2007. They have 2 children go through TPDS and enjoy assisting students and parents growing in the love of dance.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the studio.

Brittany Myles

Brittany Myles

Brittany has been dancing for 18 years training and studying all types of dance including jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, west African, modern, ballet, and Pointe styles. Her first experience with modern dance was in middle school which propelled her to travel to Washington D.C. as a 6th grader where she was chosen to dance at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts.

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Brittany attended high school at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where she got to work with many different local artists and performers. Her senior year, she had the privilege of going to New York to study at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center. Brittany has been a competitive dancer since the age of nine and loves competitions! Her favorite kind of dance to compete with is tap and jazz, but she is experienced in all types of dance. Brittany has competed at both national and regional competitions. Currently, Brittany is attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she is studying Retail Merchandising and Management.

Brittany is excited to be choreographing and teaching at Turning Pointe Dance Studio and can’t wait for the year to begin!

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Courtney Vanderheyden

Courtney Vanderheyden

She grew up dancing at Dyan's World of Dance — which is the founding company of Turning Pointe Dance Studio. During her studio dance years Courtney won many regional and national awards. Courtney was a member of the State winning, Burnsville High School Blazettes Dance team, where she served as team captain her senior year. She directed and held team rehearsals as part of the responsibility of captain for the team, along with choreographing their dances.

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While in High School she was selected to be a part of the All State Dance Team for Jazz. Upon graduation from high school, she joined TPDS as an instructor. For the past 5 years Courtney has been a part of the Turning Pointe teaching staff. Courtney also is the fall head coach for the Lakeville South Dance Team. For the winter season, she is the Assistant Varsity coach for Henry Sibley Dance Team. Courtney graduated from a local university with a degree in Psychology.

She is so excited to be back with these kids and keep pushing them towards their goals.

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Deane Tasler

Deane Tasler

Deane’s first love was musical theatre, and he has appeared on the main stage at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Anything Goes; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; as Bernardo in West Side Story; Singin’ in the Rain; 42nd Street; and Swing. He also had the great pleasure of joining the Metropolitan Ballet’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo at the Historic State Theatre. He continues in musical theatre as a choreographer/director for Ashland Productions and has choreographed for Maple Grove Senior high, where his work has been recognized at the annual Spotlight Awards.

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Since he fell in love with tap, he’s had the pleasure of taking class with tap greats Yukiko Misumi, Grant Swift, Jimmie Payne, Jr., Mark Yonally, Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Randy Skinner, Everett Smith, Derick Grant, Jay Fagan, Dianne Walker, Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards, Star Dixon, Nico Rubio, Jason Janas, and others.

Deane has won several choreography awards and can be found tapping at several different studios in the Twin Cities. Happy Tapping!

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Corey Bozeman

Corey Bozeman

Corey began studying dance at the age of 13, and his love for dance continues to this day. He has trained with many professional dancers in the Twin Cities including Mathew Janczewski with Arena Dance, Kenna Cottman with Voice of Culture, Amy Sackett, Deborah Johnson, Arturo Miles, Erin Thompson, Pandora, Betsy Maloney, Laura Ciganko, Carol Schwarzkopf, Sonya Tayeh and Mia Michaels. In 2010 Corey graduated from the Main Street of Performing Arts (MSSPA). He graduated with honors and an emphasis in dance performance.

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Following high school graduation he was invited back to choreograph a contemporary dance piece entitled Twilight for the MSSPA Dance Company. Currently Corey is a competitive dance teacher and choreographer at Turning Pointe Dance Studio located in Eagan Minnesota where he has received many regional and national titles including 2014’s Triple S National Grand Champion title winner . In the future Corey hopes to move towards larger national dance scenes.

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Sylvia Chandler

Sylvia Chandler

Sylvia has had dance apart of her life since a young age. Her education began in Germany where she attended both the Westfaelische Wilhelms University in Muenster and the Lola Rogge School of Dance in Hamburg where she received a diploma in Dance Education. Sylvia then traveled to NYC where she was part of an independent study dance program for the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. She has danced professionally in the Hamburg State Opera Company. She also taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and School in NYC and at the Continental Ballet & School in Bloomington. Sylvia is also trained in Yoga.


Nic Baier

Nic Baier


Javonte Williams

Javonte Williams

Alex Nielsen

Alex Nielsen


Alicia Olson

Alicia Olson

Julianne Mundale

Julianne Mundale