Crystal R Edwards

Crystal.R.Edwards started dancing in 2009 at A.B. Miller HS, in Fontana, CA, training in multiple styles of dance. After graduating in 2013, she went on to study dance at Riverside City College from 2013 until now, where she continues to create work and train. She has also presented work for Infuse Dance Studio, in Riverside, CA. Edwards has also collaborated with many Inland Empire artists: Kirsten Johanson, Mark Haines, Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier, and April Maclean. In 2018, she performed site specific work by Wade Madsen (Seattle), in Trolley Dances Riverside. Crystal also utilizes dance to outreach to her community as she has performed and taught in spaces that do not have many opportunities to learn and see dance. Edwards performed at Eastside Glow up, in Riverside, CA., an event that provided free performances by people of color, inclusive activities, and promoting good health within the community. Edwards was in a contemporary company, Animus, for one season, that focused on storytelling of the life experiences of women that come from different cultural backgrounds. Currently, she is a part of an all women drum and dance group, Tropecaliza. Where they combine dance while simultaneously playing drums and other instruments. She is finishing up her last year at Riverside City College and plans to transfer in Spring 2022. Edwards is new to cinematography but has been a photographer for ten years. She is currently working on her own dance film series that explores the female black experience.

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Crystal's Photographer: Alexia Ballard