Our directors

Richelle is the communications director of the troupe.  She started dancing at the age of three. She practiced ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe.  After a 'tiny' hiatus for college, career, and baby she returned to her favorite dance style.  Mom of an awesome boy, teacher of elementary school, dancer of tap, and dabbling actress.

Sarah Pretz - Business Director

Sarah is the business director of the troupe and has been dancing since before she could walk.  She was trained in ballet, tap, and jazz and has done several other types of dancing.  She is currently an owner and instructor for a local studio as well as a stay at home mom.

Our Members

Tracy was born and raised in upstate NY and moved to NE after college in 1993. A senior level software developer by day, she has an obsession and love for tap that is matched only by her love of kitty cats.

Marnie has 20+ years of dance experience specializing in jazz and tap, and has choreographed for many schools in the metro area. Performance experience includes UNO and multiple shows and events at the Omaha Community Playhouse. After raising two children with her amazing husband Rob, she has renewed her love of tap here with The Rugged Soles.

Sarah has been dancing since she could move. She is a local dance instructor who loves a challenge and enjoys applying new choreography to her repertoire.  She has been classically trained in a studio setting as well as several summer intensives.

Beth loves to dance and has experience with many styles.  Her background in high school show choir gives her performance quality a fantastically unique edge. When she's not dancing, Beth spends time with her wonderful husband and child, or at her job as an X-Ray Technician.

Kate - bio coming soon!

Leigh has a background in many different styles of dance but has a particular love for tap.  She is currently teaching dance at several different studios as well as having a full time job working with Alzheimer's patients.