Rochelle Marie Haynes is a native of Dallas, Texas, where she began her dance training at the age of three. She attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Rochelle continued her dance training in Philadelphia while attending college at The University of the Arts, where she received her BFA in modern dance. She joined Tap Team Two and Company as a principal dancer in 1997 where she traveled throughout the United States teaching the history of tap and promoting tap dance as an American art form. Her studies have taken her to Brazil and Prague, Czech Republic. Rochelle has studied and performed with the Masters of tap including Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Nicole Hockenberry, Germaine Ingram and Dorothy Wasserman. She has been teaching and performing tap throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area for over 25 years. Rochelle is currently on faculty for The University of the Arts and is in her thirteenth year as the Guest Artist in Residence for Tap Ties at Cedar Crest College.