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 was trained in ballet, tap jazz, lyrical, and pointe.  Not only does she teach and run the studio but also travels as a director with Power of Dance Competition various weekends during the year.  She has been teaching dance for 26 years and is going into her fourth year of owning the studio.  




Jon Finck
Teacher/ Artistic Director

​Jon Finck, originally from Ohio, found his passion for dance at a young age.  Jon has lived in New York as well as Los Angeles, where he was on the Tremaine Dance Center Scholarship. He has toured Europe as part of the musical “Grease”. He has also performed and taught in Japan at their Broadway Dance Center near Tokyo. He can bee seen in movies and videos such as “Austin Powers” and “If I Told You That” with Whitney Houston and George Michael. He has also performed with cruise ships, industrials, tours, live stage shows, and TV shows, such as MTV Germany and Fame L.A.  Jon is widely known in the dance industry and has had the opportunity to be an assistant with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He has taught for Dance Olympus, and Dance Masters of America conventions. He also judges for a number of dance competitions including Masquerade and Power of Dance. 




Michelle Rush
Teacher/Assistant Artistic Director

Michelle has been teaching dance for 27 years, primarily focused on developing our younger dancers. She is a licensed speech and language pathologist and works at Howard and Northwestern 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.

Bella Davis
Teacher/Office Assistant

Bella is a 2020 graduate of Western High School. She grew up dancing at Becky Seamster Dane Studio/Legacy Dance Academy since the age of 3. Over the years, Bella was part of the competition teams and has assisted and substituted many classes. Bella loves refining the technique of our dancers and finding their potential.  

Destiny Bratcher
Teacher/Assistant

Destiny is a Senior at Western High School and has been dancing for 12 years. For the past four years, she has been assisting Michelle with our younger students. Destiny is a member of our competition team and .has lots of love for the littlest of our dancers. She can't wiat to work with them!

Abi Chambers
Teacher/Assistant

Abi is also a Senior at Western High School and has been dancing since the age of 3. She is a member of our competition team and has been an assistant for 4 years.  Abi is looking forward to working with our dancers in her own classes  this year.

Madison Reed
Teacher

Madison Reed has been teaching dance for 7 years and training for 21 years in a wide variety of styles. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Art Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University. Madison works as a therapist focusing on working with children through Howard Community Behavioral Health. Madison is passionate about using the arts as a form of expression whether that be through song, art, or dance!