Crystal Secor is a 2008 graduate of the University of MN where she received her BFA in dance. While studying at the U of MN she had the opportunity to work with Guest Artists Ananya Chatterjae, Bebe Miller, Sardono Kusumo, as well as local artists Jeffery Peterson and Karen Charles of the Threads Dance Project. She has been a proud participant of the many collaborations her performance opportunities have given her including MadMunchkin Productions, teacher and mentor Karla Grotting as part of the “Lost Voices in Jazz” concert, and curated shows such as “Rhythmically Speaking” and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Prior to her studies at the U of MN, Crystal completed a BS in Kinesiology from the University of WI, Eau Claire. While studying at UWEC she participated in the Concert Dance Company, a student organized dance group that presented original student and guest artist choreography and participated in ACDFA. She is a current member of Eclectic Edge Ensemble and has been a member since 2009. Dancing for Karis Sloss in EEE these past seasons has fostered her love of jazz and rhythm based choreography and a love for connections between music, movement, and the human experience. She is also a member of AMP (Alternative Motion Project) and has been with them since the 2014-2015 performance season. Most recently she was a part of the collaborative piece “Jolere” which toured to Illinois in the Spring of 2016.
When she's not rehearsing she teaches tap, jazz and ballet routines at the studio where she grew up dancing as a Senior Competition Assistant. For the 2014-2015 season she joined the Lux Winterguard, an independent color guard which provides educational and performance opportunities in the art of color guard. Crystal would like to thank her husband and family for all their support!