Crystal Bartolacci is the owner, founder and director of Crystal's School of Dance in Orwigsburg, PA since 1991. She is thrilled to be surrounded by a dedicated and talented staff as well as phenomenal students and parents. Being able to share her passion and knowledge of dance is an honor and a joy!
Crystal attended the PA Governor's School for the Arts in dance on a full scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, received her teacher certification through Albright College and is a certified dance instructor through Dance Educators of America.
Crystal believes strongly that a teacher never stops being a student. She is always continuing her education by attending various dance classes, seminars, workshops and festivals throughout the country. Crystal has studied with such notable master teachers as Desmond Richardson, Gus Giordano, Mia Michaels, Andy Blankenbuehler, Dr. Henry LeTang, Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Fernando Bujones, Jason Samuels Smith, Chet Walker, Prince Spencer, Robert L. Reed, Derick Grant, Jimmy Tate, Danny Daniels, Shea Sullivan, Mike Miner, Shelley Oliver, Germaine Salsberg, Nicole Hockenberry, Charles Kelly, Debbie Dee, Jo Rowan and many, many more.
Crystal is also a founding member of the Lehigh Valley based tap company, Tap Ties. She has performed with Tap Ties in many locations from New York City to San Antonio, Texas.
Crystal was an adjunct professor of dance at Penn State Schuylkill Campus. She also choreographed for Penn State's productions of "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as a varity of high school and dinner theatre productions.
Crystal is happy to be following her dance dreams and grateful to have the support of her husband, Tom, and her children, Tyler, Kasey, Arianna and Sophia and her grandson, Christian.