Crystal Shaffer danced from an early age and through her collegiate career in Florida, Minnesota, and Tennessee. She holds a B.A. from Belmont University and a M.Ed. from Lipscomb University. During her time at Belmont University she studied modern, jazz, ballet, and dance composition under the guidance of Debbie Belue, Carrie Gerow, and Maggie Pelton. Crystal holds a teaching certification in English (4-12) and Dance (k-12). Her passion lies with providing all students access to an excellent dance education. She has lived this out through her teaching in MNPS schools and currently in the WCS school system. Currently, she is teaching dance curriculum as part of Franklin High School’s Fine Arts Program, as well as Stage Right School of Performing Arts. She is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and enjoys continuing her education through various community/ master classes, professional development workshops, and festivals. Crystal strives to teach self-advocacy, problem-solving, collaboration, integrity, kindness, and a love for learning to the dancers she teaches everywhere.