Ms. Rosenberg has trained since the age of three in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, and hip-hop. Rebecca attended Neuqua Valley High School and served as the president of the Orchesis Dance Troupe as well as captain of the Varsity Poms Team. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 2008. During her time at the University of Illinois, Ms. Rosenberg was a member of the nationally ranked Illini Dance Team and served as the choreographer for their hip-hop routines which were competed at the National UDA Competition for three years. She also was a member of the University of Illinois branch of the international hip-hop company Dance2XS during her four years at U of I, and served as Artistic Director. Amongst her performances with Dance2XS, Ms. Rosenberg was able to train amongst such hip-hop crews/choreographers as the Jabbawockeez, Marty Kudelka, Sky Hoffman, and Gigi Torres. She now serves as the Artistic Director at Steps Dance Center. She is so excited to be back at her alma mater to direct the Neuqua Valley Orchesis Dance Company.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Ms. Baumann began dancing when she was three and enjoyed studying many genres of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. After dancing in college, Ms. Baumann directed and instructed ballet, tap, and jazz, at the collegiate level. Ms. Baumann was then able to bring her passion for many styles of dance to Neuqua Valley where she served as Artistic Director of the Neuqua Valley Orchesis Dance Company for four years. She has left a legacy with the Orchesis Dance Company with her infectious positivity, fashion sense, creative vision, and passion for inspiring her dancers and students.