our team.


creative director

Tess Sinke.

Tess Sinke, from Grand Rapids Michigan began her dance training at the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. Tess attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, graduating with her BA in Dance Choreography and Religious Studies.

She has had the privilege of setting her choreography on the Mercyhurst Dancers, Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Indiana, Inaside Choreographic Sponsorship Event, Delve Choreography Showcase and multiple YAGP soloist contestants.

Tess is the Resident Choreographer for Turning Pointe School of Dance’s Professional Training Division. She has overseen the production of eight full length productions at Turning Pointe School of Dance. She has created three original ballets for Turning Pointe’s professional training division.  Tess enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs in her free time.


executive director

andrew hoekstra.

Andrew is an engineer by trade and a regional expert in business model innovation. He began his career at Bosch developing autonomous vehicles, reporting technology trends to the C-suite, and consulting with internal startups. Today, he works as an algorithm engineer and a business strategist at Twisthink, an innovation consulting firm in Holland, MI. In his free time, he enjoys training service dogs for Paws With A Cause, experimenting with craft and homemade beers, and staying in shape through competitive sports.