Krystal Butler began her training at Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the direction of Sandra Fortune and Charles Augins in Washington, D.C. She continued her education at Long Island University and earned a B.F.A. in Dance. Krystal was a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, American Dance Festival, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts and Arke Danza. 

Krystal has danced for companies such as Forces of Nature Dance Theater and INSPIRIT, a dance company. Ms. Butler joined Pilobolus Dance Theater in 2010. She has toured and performed in over 35 countries with the shows, Magnifico Circus, Shadowland, and Shadowland 2 created by Pilobolus. In 2014, she joined the Pilobolus Dance Theater repertory company. 

After 10 years of tour life, Krystal is now a full-time licensed massage therapist and teaching artist. Krystal teaches various master classes and partnering workshops. In 2019, Ms. Butler had her first week-long dance residency at Oberlin College where she set work on the dance majors there. Krystal continues to explore, choreograph and share her love for the dance art form.