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Crystal Edwards

Crystal holds a BFA in dance and a minor in mass communications from the University of Florida, where she gained invaluable training and a love for using the arts to push boundaries and challenge people. She has danced professionally for Black Label Movement (Minneapolis), Moving Current Dance Collective (Tampa), and toured nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater (Los Angeles). As a guest artist she performed with Red Right Return (Orlando) in spring 2014. Crystal has worked as a guest teaching artist at Hamline University, Winona State University, College of Saint Benedict, and The University of North Texas and her choreography has been recognized at ACDFA Nationals in Washington D.C. as well as presented by Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Additionally, she has performed the work of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Doug Elkins, Carl Flink, Beatrice Kombe, Neta Pulvermacher, Gerri Houlihan, Kristin O’Neal, Bill Doolin, and Shapiro & Smith Dance. Crystal is an arts administrator and educator passionate about arts education and integration. Along with her Managing Director role for BLM, she works for Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as a teaching artist and for Mad Cow Theatre as the manager of creative development.  Her most recent and proudest accomplishment is her sweet son, William.