Sam Palmer is a certified yoga instructor who specializes in Ashtanga yoga and has studied and practiced his art intensely since 1993.
He has been a serious student of ballet since 2005. Sam is also a composer and songwriter and was the lead vocalist/bass player for a band who performed professionally until 2001. Now Sam is a performer of dance and contortion and has performed on stages that have varied greatly in both size and prestige. Sam has performed as a dancer with Austin Metropolitan Ballet and Austin Classical Ballet, and as an actor in the Royal Ballet of London’s 2007 production of Sleeping Beauty in San Antonio. Sam first performed with Blue Lapis Light in its 2008 production of Constellation, and then again in Impermanence in 2009 and in the 2010 production of “One” at the Long Center for the Performing arts. Sam recently finished his study of dance at Texas Women’s University and has revived his musical career, single handedly producing two full length albums (thus far) under the name “Celestial Serpent”. Sam also recently toured with the Jim Rose Circus, performing solo contortion at Sturgis 2010, where he debuted some of his own music for his performances. Sam is now training more intensely in contortion.