Dance Instructors

Debbie Rochau - Dance Coordinator and Dance Company Director

Debbie has been our Dance Coordinator and Dance Company Director since 2013. She has trained with Yeoman's School of Dance, Golden's School of Dance, The Northwest Ballet Academy, and taken Master classes in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, and lyrical. Debbie has been a choreographer for local musicals and dance workshops throughout the area. She has also taught at local Park District dance schools and has choreographed for various award winning performance companies for the past 20 years. She is excited to share her love of dance with the award winning Rolling Meadows Park District Dance Company again this year.


Jacqueline Chiakas - Substitute

Jacqueline has danced at the Des Plaines School of Dance for 14 years studying ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop. For four seasons she has been a member of the Des Plaines School of Dance's competition team, Artistry in Motion dance company. Being exposed to a competition team, Jackie had learned musical theater, lyrical dance, and other forms of dance. In high school she had been accepted to the Orchesis dance team at Maine West High School all four years of her career. Her fourth year, Jackie became the co-president. Being on Orchesis gave students, like herself, a chance to choreograph their own dances. Her senior year of high school, Jackie had been a part of the Senior Leader program, where students assisted P.E. teachers with freshmen P.E. classes. She learned leadership skills and the importance of teamwork. From her experiences, Jackie knew teaching dance was the next step in cultivating her passion for dance. Jackie is so grateful to be working with amazing students at Rolling Meadows Park District.

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Maggie Walsh - Tot Instructor

Maggie was a member of the Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company, where she studied ballet, tap and jazz and performed at many events and venues, including Walt Disney World and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival live broadcast. In high school, she performed with orchesis and choreographed for various school events. She is currently an honors student at Harper College and she has performed with and choreographed for the Harper College Dance Company and the Harper Pom and Dance Team. Maggie is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with the next generation!

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Vanessa Soos - Youth/Company Instructor

Vanessa has been a dancer for 13 years and a competitive dancer for 5 years. Her competitive credentials include The Giordano Project and DanceXplosion Dance Company. Her dance achievements include High school Orchesis dance team, High school Hip-hop team, and has choreographed 5 dances in showcase for Orchesis and Hip-hop team.

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