Krystal Alexis was born and raised in Central, NJ. A dancer since early childhood, she began her training over 15 years ago in the disciplines of Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Musical Theater, and was a serious competition dancer. Upon graduating high school in 2009, Krystal continued her dance education at the Dance Department of Montclair State. Training under the influence of New York’s finest teaching artists, Nancy Lushington, Joao Carvalho, Maxine Steinman, Jennifer Chin, Cindy Thole and Lonne Moretton to name a collect few, Krystal studied the Horton, Limon, and Graham modern techniques. In 2014, Krystal graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance Education, receiving her Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Teaching Dance, Pre K-12. While dancing at MSU, Krystal performed works by Nancy Lushington, Karen Gayle, Rebecca Stenn, Earl Mosley, and Bill T. Jones. A particular highlight of her dancing was her soloist role in Joao Carvalho’s Dance Me to the End of Love in 2012.Outside of teaching for the Performing Arts Workshop, Krystal teaches for the Dance Connection in Hillsborough, NJ; and is a specialty dance instructor for Camp Gan Israel of Central Piscataway, NJ. Her past work experience also includes full-time positions at the First Avenue Public School in Newark, NJ, and the Belleville High School in Belleville, NJ; and a volunteered assistant dance team coach for Mount Saint Dominick’s High School Dance Team in Caldwell, NJ.A teacher that cares a great amount about her student’s growth and success, Krystal wants her dancers to realize their capability of achieving more than they imagine possible through teaching them how to aspire and work to their greatest potential. Her style of teaching creatively challenges students to move out of their comfort zone and into a new world of possibility. She creates a positive classroom environment for children to feel accepted and comfortable enough to express themselves fully through movement. Krystal would like all of her students to recognize their uniqueness; to know they are special in their very own way; and that each and every one of them has something special to share with the world.