Crystal's passion for Music theatre started early; growing up in Perth, she trained in all styles of dance and performance, including competition ballroom. During high school, Crystal had the honour of performing for the queen in the CHOGM elite choir. In 2013, she was selected as a solo vocalist for Performing arts Perspectives and was awarded the Lucy Durack Award at Storm the Stage. The following year, Crystal completed WAAPA's Certificate II (Music Theatre) before successfully auditioning for the Bachelor degree.
While at WAAPA Crystal had the pleasure of playing piggy in Lord of the flies(dir. Crispin Taylor), Nurse/Blair Daniels in Sunday in the Park with George (dir. Tyran Parke), Heavenly Friend in Carousel (dir. Jason Langley, chor. Cameron Mitchell), Tour Guide in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (dir. Shaun Rennie, chor. Christabel Ellis) as well as Dance Ensemble for In the Heights (Dir Crispin Taylor, chor. Jodie Bickle) and 42nd Street (Dir. Jason Langley, chor. Lisa O'Dea).