Crystal vanBoven T.C.R.G.
Crystal van Boven began Irish Dancing at the age of six with the O’Connor-O’Brien School of Irish Dance on Vancouver Island. Crystal competed and placed well in many levels of competition including: qualifying for the Worlds for eleven consecutive years, placing in the top 20 at North American and All Ireland Championships, and in the top 30 at the World Championships. Crystal has also had the opportunity to perform with different artists, such as The Chieftains, The Barra MacNeils, and Ashley MacIsaac, to name a few. For fifteen years, Crystal’s love of Irish Dance grew, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to become an Irish Dance Instructor. In 2014 Crystal took and passed her T.C.R.G exam, and is now an instructor for the dance school she grew up in, teaching classes in Victoria, Duncan, and Nanaimo. When not dancing, Crystal is a certified lifeguard and swimming instructor with the Cowichan Aquatic Centre .