Miss Crystal - Owner
Miss Crystal grew up in a small town dancing at the local dance studio where she completed her exams in RAD syllabus for ballet and Al Gilbert syllabus for Tap. Miss Crystal has continued to train in all disciplines throughout her dance career.
At the age of 12 she became a member of a Dance Troop in Edmonton called Rythm kids, whom she continued to train/dance with until the age of 17. During that time Miss Crystal also continuously trained at an Edmonton Dance Studio called Variations. At age 16 she went to LA to continue her training at the world famous dance studio The Edge. Miss Crystal has danced with many names in the industry. Mia Micheals, Nappytabs, Bill Prudich, Carol Conners, Brian Friedman and Ellens favourite DJ ‘Twitch' to name a few. She has participated in many teaching workshops and teacher training courses in New York, Vegas and LA.
Miss Crystal began teaching at the age of 16. Then continued her teaching career after school. Her dreams came true when she was given the opportunity to purchase the dance studio she was currently teaching at. From there she expanded into Edson and Essence was born.
Essence has been in Edson for 17 years. She is very proud of the studio she has built and the dance families that have become like her own. Her students have won many awards throughout the years including many choreography awards for her memorable routines. Over the years Miss Crystal has taken her students on many studio trips to Disneyland and New York where her students have danced in parades, broadway performances and a flash mob in Times Square. Miss Crystal will continue to give her students these opportunities in the future.
Miss Crystal is also the co-owner of the dance festival company Dance Vibe Productions, where she organizes and hosts Dance festivals in Alberta and BC as well as local workshops with well known choreographers. Since starting Dance Vibe Productions she has come in contact with many well known adjudicators locally as well as from the US.
Miss Crystal is married and has 2 children. Her son is graduated from high school and her daughter is going into gr. 5 Her kids have grown up at the dance studio as she continued teaching with a baby on her hip. She is very proud of her studio and can’t wait to get back in the studio. ️
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