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ABOUT THE CREATOR

Crystal Griffith

Crystal grew up in Evansville, Indiana and started dancing at the age of three. She danced competitively for thirteen years and after she graduated high school moved out to LA. In LA Crystal received training from choreographers such as; Frank Hatchett, Robert Schultz, Ray Leaper, Travis Wall, Seth Robinson, Brooklyn Jay, and Brooke Lipton. She also had the opportunity to assist and shadow creators such as; Robert Schultz, G Madison IV, Lisette Bustamonte, and Chonique Sneed. Most recently Crystal has worked as the artistic director of a dance company in Indiana. In the role she choreographed, molded, and educated dancers ages 3-18. Her choreography was recently named video of the year and was one of the top five routines nominated for choreography of the year by Revolution Talent competition.  You can view some of her work by clicking the link below. She is trained to teach all styles and enjoys all different forms of dance. Crystal is very passionate and her favorite part of teaching is instilling the love she has for dance in those around her. 

The Reason

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With over ten years of teaching experience, Crystal has realized that it is not only fulfilling to train the dancer, but to train the entire person. Crystal started this program to provide dancer's with a sense of confidence and guidance within their craft. Her overall vision is to make a community within the already established dance community. Crystal believes that every dancer has something to offer. Crystal strives to find the good in each artist she works with while also pushing them to their full potential. She believes that giving today's youth a sense of "being" is a key component in their success.

 

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Olivia Dean

Dance Mentor

Olivia grew up in Newburgh, Indiana and started dancing at the age of three. She danced competitively for six years winning numerous titles and awards. Olivia is now a dance major at the University of Arizona. She has trained under dancers and choreographers such as; Mark Meismer, Krista Miller, Margaurite Derriks, and many more. Olivia started teaching and choreographing at the age of 16 and found a love of sharing the art of dance with other individuals. Olivia is now working on becoming a professional dancer and loves being able to work with like minded dancers and artists in the process. Olivia's favorite part of teaching is getting to watch the improvement in her dancers.