Birthplace
Vancouver, Canada

Age started dancing
Seven

Training
In Vancouver with Heidi Zolty and Ania Storoszczuk-Smeets and The National Ballet School in Toronto

English National Ballet
Joined 2007, First Soloist 2008

Repertoire
Title roles include Gerda in Michael Corder’s The Snow Queen, Swanilda in Coppélia, Giselle in both Mary Skeaping’s production and Akram Khan’s Giselle. Clara/Sugar Plum in Christopher Hampson’s The Nutcracker and Clara/Sugar Plum in Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker, Gulnare in Le Corsaire, the Chosen One in Le Sacre du printemps by Pina Bausch, the main duet in Akram Khan’s Dust and as Lescaut’s Mistress in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. April 2019 created the role of Nora in Stina Quagebeur’s Nora and appeared in Wheeldon’s Cinderella as Stepsister Clementine. Featured roles include Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, the Ballerina in Petrushka, Le Corsaire grand pas de deux, Don Quixote pas de deux and Lise in Derek Deane’s An American in Paris

Previous company
Hong Kong Ballet as Principal dancer

Favourite roles
Giselle and the Chosen One

Favourite productions
Akram Khan’s Giselle and Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du printemps

Other info
Won the Peter Dwyer Award for Most Promising Dancer. Roles created include Natalie Weir’s Turandot and Madama Butterfly. Choreographed her first short work Mirror for Hong Kong Ballet’s choreographic workshop in 2007. In 2008 she received a Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards nomination for her role as Gerda in The Snow Queen and in 2010 Crystal won the People’s Choice Award in English National Ballet’s inaugural Emerging Dancer Competition

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