Crystal Zillwood trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance achieved a BPA Hons in Contemporary dance (majoring in Movement Studies)continued at NSCD with postgraduate dance company, “Verve ’13”, touring the UK and Switzerland with commissioned pieces by Ben Wright, Frauke Requardt, Angus Balbernie and James Wilton.After graduating with Distinction, Crystal has worked with various choreographers and companies including; Liz Roche, New Art Club, Ben Wright, Gary Clarke, Theo Clinkard and Stephanie Singer where she is part of the “Bittersuite” project. During this time she has also been developing her teaching practice and leading dance workshops at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance ,The Place and Galway Dance. In 2016 she was awarded ‘Catapult’, a professional development programme led by the NSCD in partnership with Spin Arts,to support the most gifted and talented maker in the north. She has also received support from Dance City, Yorkshire Dance and Activate Arts. Crystal received an Arts Council England Grant in October 2016 to focus on a triple bill of solos called 'Spirals' developed with Artistic mentorship from Theo Clinkard.