Crystal started dancing at the age of four, taking various dance styles such as jazzz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, tap and modern. She competed at multiple dance conventions, festivals and competitions throughout the years. Crystal co-found a dance group at the University of Manitoba from 2000-2004. She was also apart of the Blue Lightning Dance team from 2001-2003 and performed at various events and fundraisers. Crystal took part in a Pulse workshop in both Toronto and Las Vegas working with choreographers such as Tyce Diorio, Mia Michaels and Wade Robson.
Crystal completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.