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.