Head Dance Team Coach
913- 469-8500, ext. 3553
Kansas State University
Amy Sellers enters her fifth season as the head coach of the JCCC Golden Girls. She is the third coach in the dance team’s history. Sellers provides extensive experience from dance competitions, performing and coaching.
In her first season, Sellers guided her team to its first ever finals appearance at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., in April. Her team placed seventh in the finals competition, and was just .384 points shy of first place. A day earlier, the team placed second out of 12 teams in the preliminary round.
In her four years, Sellers has had produced four top 10 finishes at the NDA Finals, six All-America winners, and 10 All-America nominees.
Sellers hard work, diligent recruiting and knowledge of dance have been rewarded not only by her team’s honors, but also by producing 16 dancers who eventually went on to perform at four-year colleges and universities, as well as semi-pro and professional dance teams after leaving JCCC.
Prior to joining the JCCC staff, Sellers served three years as head coach of the 30-member dance team at Coffeyville Community College. In 2008, her team competed in the American Dance/Drill Team Nationals in Denton, Texas, and received seventh runner-up. A year later at the same competition, her team earned an eighth runner-up. She also had the first and only all-male hip-hop dance team in the country, and they performed at every home game at Coffeyville Community College.
Also while at Coffeyville, Sellers danced one season with the Tulsa 66ers, a team in the NBA Development League. The 66ers dance team entertained fans during the teams 24 home games and were available for personal appearances, private, civic and charitable events during the year.
Sellers also has years of experience as a performer and competitor. She took studio lessons for 12 years, including eight year competitively for Jackie Creamer’s Vision Dance Company in Hays, Kan. That studio team competed in many National competitions across the U.S., including Showbiz; Starpower; Showstoppers and Starlight.
Sellers went on to attend Kansas State University where she was a member of the Classy Cat dance team for four years. During that time, she experiences included two bowl games; a Big XII Championship Game, NCAA Tournament trips and NDA Nationals Competition in Daytona, Fla.Sellers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in apparel and textiles with a specialization in apparel marketing. She currently resides in Lenexa, Kan., with her husband, Matt.