Director, Board of Directors,
Chrystal Bryan holds a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Education degree. She has worked in education for 33 years and recently retired as a high school principal in 2019. For the past 3 years she has worked as an Executive Equity Consultant, where she assists education and sports organizations in supporting their knowledge base and growth in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion.
She comes to NEAMA’s work with passion, drive and first-hand knowledge of the dance world as she has raised a professional dancer who grew up through the competitive dance and convention world. She takes on the role of “Dance Mom” to many dancers quite reverently, as she has always stood by to support and guide each of them as they began their professional or post secondary dance journey. The African proverb “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”, has always been Chrystal’s mantra and thus she is humbled to be a part of so many dancers’ villages.
Recognizing the importance of providing movement artists with knowledge in the area of advocacy and human rights – duty bearer responsibilities and the rights of movement artists; Chrystal hopes to support NEAMA’s mission through working with the Board and parents/caregivers to empower them to have their voice heard. When parents/caregivers say no more, we will be one step closer to our goal.