Recreational & Competitive Instructor
Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap
Crystal Star Finn-Dunn B.F.A. is a diverse, emerging dance artist. She has performed across Toronto in shows such as Ted Talks, the Pan-American Games, and Nuit Blanche. Internationally, she has performed with Culture Shock Toronto (CSTO) in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with Danny Fernandes on tour in China, and in New York City at Ladies of Hip Hop with FlowHER House Collective. Her international TV performance debuted at the 8th Annual HUM Awards in July 2018.
Crystal has over 22 years of training through her practice in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, acro, hip hop and musical theatre. Crystal is a graduate with Honours of York University specializing in ballet, modern, and performance and choreography, presenting her contemporary choreography on various stages at York.
Crystal’s classical and contemporary training has manifested into her practice of street styles hip hop, house, waacking, popping, and locking. Through battling in street dance she has placed in multiple times. In 2017, she trained for five weeks throughout Europe, learning and practicing a wide range of techniques with masters of each style.
Crystal has been a dance educator for 5 years in the styles of contemporary, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, and house and continues to develop her artistry through creative processes, teaching, performance, researching movement practices, and expanding her knowledge through workshops and travel.
“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”
– Samuel Beckett