Artist Crystal Michelle Fallin

Artist Crystal Michelle Fallin
June 19, 1984 - August 18, 2019
Showing posts with label Musical Theater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musical Theater. Show all posts

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Patriotic Tribute - Orlando “Open” Pageant Song and Dance Award

 At the I Love Dance Orlando “Open” Pageant, the musical theater ensemble of the St. Augustine Academy of Performing Arts won First place for Song and Dance Group. They performed “Patriotic Tribute,” a variety of American songs.  They also won second place for “ Cafe De La Trebein.”  The pageant  was held  on July 10, 1994 at the Stouffer Orlando Resort.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

“Gangster Drag” - Musical Theater Production Awards

 At the I Love Dance Orlando “Open” Pageant, the Musical Theater Ensemble  “Stage Door Players” won high honors for their performances in two theater productions:  “Gangster Drag” received 2nd highest award and “A salute to America” won 3rd place.  The Stage Door Players are members of the  St. Augustine Academy of Performing Arts.  The competition was held in Orlando on July 10, 1994.  Both theater productions were choreographed by Libby Johnson. Crystal is dressed in her gangster costume in the top picture.  At the bottom picture, Crystal is in the center of the top row with her arms lifted high.  The competition ensemble group was featured in the local newspaper, the St. Augustine Record.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Theater Street Express and Musical Theater “Stage Door Players”

Crystal was a member of the Theater Street Express, a youth choir, and the St. Augustine Academy of Performing Arts musical theater ensemble “Stage Door Players.”  The ensemble members help bring the world of musicals to life by performing intricate dance parts, adding their voices to full-company musical numbers, and acting out background parts. She performed in musicals such as Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Robin Hood, The Chorus Line, and 42nd Street.  The Theater Street Express performed annually at Washington Oaks State Park on Earth Day and on stage at Flagler College Auditorium.

Crystal Fallin as King Richard in the musical "Robin Hood".

Crystal Fallin as Tweedle Dum in "Alice in Wonderland."  Tweedle Dum is a character in an English nursery rhyme and in Lewis Carroll's 1871 book "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice found There."  In 1951 Tweedle Dum appears in Disney's animated film Alice in Wonderland which is what the theater version is based on

In 1994, she was a cast member (2nd row, center) in the musical Cinderella’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. The story was an adaptation of the children’s tale of how Cinderella and Prince Charming fell in love.  The musical theater ensemble performed the play at the Osceola’s Elementary School Auditorium. 

Monday, August 23, 2021

“Dance is Movement and Movement is Life” - A Dancer’s Biography


Crystal Fallin had eight plus years of dance training and was a member of the St. Augustine Academy of Performing Arts Competition team.  Dance competition is a sport and the physical demands on the body gives it equal status with recognized sports like football and soccer.  It involves physical exertion, skill, and dancers compete against each other either individually or as a team.  Dance requires stamina, flexibility, and endurance, and dancers have to be in excellent physical shape.  Crystal spent hours after school attending classes 3 to 4 days a week and weekends rehearsing for performances.  She attended summer dance intensives and master workshops to improve her skills.  She never complained and was always excited about performing.

Dance is Movement and Movement is Life

The picture above is a collage of Crystal Michelle Fallin's dance roles throughout her life.  She took dance lessons in all genres:  Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern/lyrical Dance.  She was a member of the Premier Ballet Company and performed in the St. Augustine Nutcracker Ballet for seven seasons.  She was a senior member of the Academy of Performing Arts competition team and La Mirage Jazz club.  The competition team completed annually in International Championship “I Love Dance” competitions in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida and Columbia, South Carolina.  They also competed in "Dance Troupe, Inc.'" Champions of Excellence competitions in Daytona, Beach.  Crystal and her team members won multiple dance awards in ballet, jazz and modern/lyrical dance in major categories by age division:  Soloist, duo/trios and large group ensembles. She received top honors for ballet and modern/lyrical dance.

Crystal’s International Dance Championship Trophies and awards

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