Crystal Sutherland graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance focusing on pedagogy. She is currently a member of the Madison Contemporary Vision Dance company in Madison, WI. She teaches at A Leap Above Dance in Oregon, WI and Midwest Performing Arts in Waunakee, WI. The Wisconsin native is trained in rigorous modern technique and others such as ballet, improvisation, and West African. She is educated in dance composition, production, theory, history, and pedagogy from qualified professionals. She has participated in classes that taught Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Alexander, Graham, Humphrey, and Petronio technique. Crystal has performed in a few pieces during her time in school under the direction of Taisha Paggett, Alicia Wilson, Rebecca Huang, Pamela McNeil, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, and Dr. Lorenzo (Rennie) Harris. Crystal continues to practice her craft as a teaching artist, dancemaker, and performer in the midwest.