Faculty

Jennifer Palmer
Owner / Director / Teacher

Jennifer Broniak Palmer has a bachelor degree in business management as well as a post-baccalaureate in elementary education. Studying dance at Becky Seamster Dance Studio since an early age, Jennifer not only teaches here but also travels with Dance Olympus and International Dance Challenge various weekends during the year.  Jennifer is an elementary education teacher at Western Elementary School.

Michelle Rush
Teacher

Michelle has been teaching dance for a number of years, primarily focused on developing our younger dancers. She is a licensed speech and language pathologist and works at Howard Elementary in Kokomo. Michelle recently introduced animal-assisted speech therapy to our community. Her passion for children and their development shines through in her teaching with our dancers.

Claire Slater
Teacher

Claire is an accomplished dancer, having studied at Becky Seamster Dance Studio her entire career. She participated in the competition and accelerated teams and was a featured dancer and soloist. In addition to teaching dance, Claire is currently an elementary education student at Indiana University - Kokomo.

Sami Hubbard
Teacher

Sami has been dancing since she was three years old. She has been a student at Legacy Dance Academy Kokomo and Becky Seamster Dance Studio since 2011 and a member of the competition and accelerated teams. Sami has been a teaching assistant and a teacher at the studio since 2015.  Sami spent the summer of 2017 touring nationally as a VIP dancer with Dance America - Dance Olympus.  She was a 2018 and 2019 finalist for The Dance Awards in Orlando. She has participated in summer dance intensives and day of dance events at Western Kentucky University since 2016.  She will be pursuing a degree in dance after graduating from Western High School in 2020.

Becky Seamster
Choreographer Consultant

Becky Seamster began her training in Kokomo at an early age and continued to train with master teachers from across the country. She has been teaching in the Kokomo area for over 30 years. Her students have been accepted into prestigious college programs and many of her students are teaching and performing at the professional level.

Amanda Seamster-Clark
Choreographer Consultant

Amanda Seamster-Clark is our choreography consultant and guest teacher. She is an Associate Professor and Dance Program Coordinator at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches all levels of jazz and tap dance technique, Dance Appreciation, Choreography, and Dance Pedagogy. She is the artistic director of the WKU Dance Company, and creates original work for bi-annual mainstage dance concerts as well as several WKU mainstage musicals. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance with an emphasis in jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance from Oklahoma City University. She was a Graduate Fellow at The University of Oklahoma where she received her MFA in Dance with an emphasis in ballet and modern dance.  Amanda has completed the Nan Giordano Jazz Dance Basic Certification and the American Tap Dance Foundation Rhythm Tap Teacher level one training program. Amanda has taught ballet, jazz and tap dance at The University of Oklahoma and within the private sector in Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Her primary research interests lie in dance history and pedagogy, with specific focus in the development of jazz and tap dance. Amanda’s choreography encompasses a range of dance styles and genres and has been presented internationally in Civitiveccia, Italy and Monterrey, Mexico.  She has created work showcased at events throughout the United States.