Originally from the Midwest, Rachelle has studied and performed across the world. She started with being a convention dancer with scholarships moving her to Los Angeles and New York City. She has performed and assisted top choreographers such as Jackie Sleight, Mia Michaels, Rhonda Miller, and more, taking her to Germany and Korea.
Rachelle's choreography includes working with the recording artist Prince, Craig Mack, Nike, Reebok, Skechers, Fox Family Cable, and the Chicago Ski Show, and many more.
Rachelle founded Excel Dance Productions in 1998 and has made it one of the nations' most highly acclaimed competition and performance dance companies. Her dance workshop, Street of Dreams, was created in 2005. Along with that, Rachelle has a very successful studio in the Chicagoland area where she continues to teach and inspire many dreamers! Most recently Rachelle has created an empowerment coaching series for dreamers to learn what it takes to excel as individuals as well as learn life lessons on and off the dance floor.
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Aimee found her joy and drive for performing at the young age of three. Since then she’s been dancing, singing, and acting her way to her dreams. At 23 years young, she’s not stopping until she gets there. A recent graduate from Western Illinois University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Aimee is currently faculty at Street of Dreams Dance Studio in Mokena, IL. There she enjoys teaching Tap, Musical Theatre, and Acting to children 6-18. She also is co-founder of her very own Jr. Theatre Company through the studio. She hopes to share her love for theatre and the arts to kids worldwide and help them become triple threats.
Some favorite roles include Tracy Turnblad inHairspray, Jan in Grease, Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Cast in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Martha
Justine Haw started dancing when she was just 3 years old at her local dance studio, and at 10 years old she joined their competition team. Born and raised in New Lenox, IL, she attended Lincoln-Way Central and was captain and choreographer of the varsity dance team, the Rhythm Knights. After she graduated, she began choreographing for the LW West dance team, and in 2012 became the JV coach and assistant Varsity coach. Her teams have been conference champions and sectional champions for the past two years, and in 2015 the Varsity team took 3rd place in the IHSA State Series with Justine’s choreography. Justine began teaching dance at the age of 16 at a local studio, and has been training with Rachelle Roehlk-Oschner since 2011. Since being under Rachelle’s training, she has had opportunities to do professional performances, travel for choreography, and continues to learn more in the industry. Justine constantly goes out into the dance industry to learn new techniques and styles and incorporates that into her teaching daily. Justine is currently an assistant director of Street of Dreams Dance Productions, director of SOD’s hip hop only company CREW, and is constantly training with Rachelle.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucas started training at 16 and danced with Ballet Municipal de Santiago, Chile and Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires before joining Julio Bocca´s Ballet Argentino at 19 as a soloist, later becoming a principal dancer for the company. Under Julio Bocca’s leadership at Ballet Argentino, he performed an eclectic repertoire by many choreographers including Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Bigonzetti, Tharp, and Stekelman, among others. He has toured around the globe, performing in major theatres of USA, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cuba, and many more. In June 2006 he appeared in a gala with Cirque du Soleil in Buenos Aires, performing a piece created especially for him by Chet Walker. In December 2007 he danced with Paris Opera´s Etoile Manuel Legris in Julio Bocca´s farewell for more than 300,000 people. They were the only two dancers performing a solo piece. In 2008, he joined The Washington Ballet, and was later awarded with the Premio Clarín, the most prestigious Argentinian award as “Outstanding New Dancer.” During the 2009-2010 season he joined Chirstopher Wheeldon´s Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, dancing pieces by Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky and performing at venues such as New York City Center, London´s Sadler´s Wells, and Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam. Lucas joined Joffrey Ballet in July, 2010. He has appeared in Balanchine´s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Robbin´s The Concert and Wheeldon´s After the Rain.
Meghan Tomasik started dancing at age 5 at her local dance studio. Where she fell in love with the style of Hip Hop. She started competing with Midwest Dance Company under Tracy Marciniak and training in all styles of dance. After a switch and an advancement in companies, Meghan started training under Rachelle Roehlk Ochsner and Excel Dance Productions and then became Nationals Miss Adrenaline winner. Later on in her junior and senior year, she became assisting more under Amanda Anderson, Sarah Burney, Brooklyn Jai, and Excel. After graduating, she performed with a professional company called JADE. Meghan continues to travel and further her dance education in LA, Chicago, Vegas, and more. Meghan is currently a co-director of Street of Dreams Dance Productions, teaches recreational classes, trains preprofessional boys company, and is learning the business side of the industry.
Annie started dancing at the age of 2 at a dance studio in Chicago. At the age of 16, she began training with Rachelle Ochsner and competing on Excel, under Street of Dreams Dance Productions. Annie began assisting her sophomore year of high school at a local dance studio and was brought on as an assistant at Street of Dreams, before officially becoming part of the SOD faculty after graduation.
While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she danced for 3 Spot Dance Troupe, a University club dance team. She made her way through the executive team, eventually graduating as President of the team in 2018. Annie graduated a semester early, in December 2018, with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Science and a minor in Spanish. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Speech, Language, and Learning at Northwestern University. Expected to graduate in June of 2021, she will go on to complete her certification under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Annie has combined her love of dance with her future career of working with individuals with special needs. In 2019, she became certified to teach special education dance classes under Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. Currently, she teaches the "Rhythm is a Dancer" classes at Street of Dreams for dreamers with special needs.
Jorianne started dancing at the age of four at a local dance studio. By age 11, she began competing on Excel, under Street of Dreams Dance Productions and training with Rachelle Ochsner. Jorianne is a member of Hollywood Connection’s Teen Company where she travels with a dance convention and assists her mentors. She has also trained with The Broadway Collective where she has studied singing, dancing, and acting with some of Broadway’s best such as Robert Hartwell, Andy Jones, Jessica Vosk, JJ Niemann, and many more. In 2021, Jorianne was ranked 11th nationally for her musical theater solo. Throughout her dance career, she has been blessed to have worked with so many talented industry professionals such as Bonnie Story, Seth Zibalese, Jason Kalish, and Scott Fowler. Most recently, Jorianne competed at the IMTA (International Model and Talent Association) where she took first place in dance, was in top 5 for actor of the year, and was second runner up for most sought out talent. In addition to teaching and competing, Jorianne is pursuing a career in tv/film and theater. She is currently represented by various agents from LA, Chicago, and Atlanta and is so excited to see what the future holds.
Mason started dancing at the age of 12 by learning from watching YouTube videos online. He then decided to take dance to the next level and join Street of Dreams. Mason competed with Crew in 2017 when he was 14 years old. The following year in 2018, Mason competed with Excel under Street of Dreams Dance Productions and trained with Rachelle Ochsner at 15 years old. Throughout his years of dancing at the studio, he has placed 9th runner up at Dance Makers Inc. Nationals with a hip hop solo as well as winning scholarships from conventions such as NRG Dance project and Hollywood Connection. He has also gotten the opportunity to assist James Marino at Breaking Limits 2021. Today Mason is not only part of our faculty, he is also an aspiring actor and model. He is training with his Management, ModelAct Studios, and is Signed with a Chicago Agency. He has booked jobs such as Core Extra on movie sets and modeling for Revolution Dancewear’s catalog.
Kristina Sak is a native of Minooka, Illinois where she trained and danced competitively for 15 years. She is a graduate from Louisiana State University where she earned her BS in General Business with minors in Entrepreneurship and Dance. While at LSU, she performed and
choreographed for the LSU dance ensemble. In 2018 she was given the honor of representing LSU as a choreographer at the American College Dance Festival Southern Region where her work, “Porcelain”, was awarded first runner-up to be performed at the national conference. After graduating from LSU in 2018 she was invited to join the cast and production of “Dream Logos” on their European tour as an ensemble member, choreographer, contributing writer, and contributing costume designer under the direction of Nick Erickson. She then went on to become an artist in residence at La Manufacture, Incubator Choreographic under the direction of Vendetta Matheau in Aurillac, France. There, she performed with several different companies including Adem Ran under the direction of Chloë Longueville, Compagnie Surya B under the direction of Surya Berthomieaux, and Compagnie Margeaux Devanne. Since returning to the states, Kristina has coached, trained, and choreographed for multiple high school dance teams including assistant coaching for the Joliet Catholic Varsity Dance Team. She continues to choreograph and teach at multiple studios in the Chicagoland area. She is also an ACE group fitness certified instructor as well as a YogaFit certified instructor. Her many performance experiences influence her teaching, and she is incredibly passionate about the development of young artists.
Brooke Shupe is originally from Shorewood, Illinois, and grew up dancing since she was young. She moved to Los Angeles, California for college and to further pursue her love for dance in 2001. After graduating with a double degree in Dance and Communications, she danced professionally for a Los Angeles-based contemporary jazz company, Rhetoracle Dance Company. Brooke moved back to the Midwest to attend law school in 2009. Throughout law school, she incorporated her love for dance in her everyday life by teaching and choreographing at a local dance studio in Michigan, The Movement Company. Once she graduated law school and took a job as a Cook County Prosecutor, she still kept dance as part of her life by becoming a certified Zumba instructor and teaching at the Chicago Athletic Clubs downtown. She also danced, performed, and choreographed for The Chicago Bar Association’s well-known Bar Show which is a parody musical performance featuring all lawyers. Brooke is a mom to 3 and a practicing attorney with the State of Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office where she is a Special Prosecutor. She is so excited to be dancing again and to have other fellow Street of Dreams moms to move with each week! Nothing in life (besides her children) brings her more joy in life than creating and moving!