As a young girl, the England-born Turner trained in other forms of dance before becoming immersed in Irish dancing. The end goal of a role in Riverdance was a powerful motivator to keep working at the toe-tapping dance form.
'I always liked a challenge as a kid. I was really into athletics and thought I wanted to be in the Olympics as a runner,' she said.
'I found Irish dancing to be quite strict and disciplined. I could compete and be a part of the world championships. I think I stuck at it because there was always a goal and something to look forward to.'
Turner joined the cast of Riverdance in 2008 and landed as spot as one of the leads two years later. After years of training and hard work, being awarded the starring role was thrilling for the young dancer. If anyone was happier about the news than Turner herself, it was her biggest supporter, her father."