Crystal Michelle Perkins is a choreographer from Dayton. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Dance at Ohio State University. She also serves as rehearsal director for the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC). Crystal Michelle has traveled internationally for choreographic research and performance to Burkina Faso and Port of Spain, Trinidad. She has collaborated with Dayton’s Blackbird String Quartet, The University of Dayton’s Department of Music and, most recently, the Khalid Moss Jazz Trio for the creation of “Unrested and Unfaithful” – her second commission for DCDC’s permanent repertoire. Her current work, “The Beautiful Archive Project,” investigates body images of women of color through contemporary dance choreography. Crystal is joined on stage by Jaelyn Blake, Alexandra Dyer, Alexandria Flewellen and Jasmin Hines.