Crystal's Turning Pointe


My name is Crystal Brothers and I've lived my dream of being a professional Ballerina for 25 years. I started my career at the age of 17 with the Boston Ballet and finished the last 23 years of my career with Ballet Memphis. Now, at the age of 42,  with tears in my eyes and joy in my heart, I've retired the life I've known and loved for - nearly - my entire life.

I am privileged to have served as both a student and teacher of my craft;  a craft which has afforded me a life filled with passion and helped me to entertain and inspire so many. My discipline as a professional Ballerina has informed my life  with invaluable lessons, in ways that I feel purposed to pass along - chief among these things being how to listen to and care for the body.  It is for this reason that I'm stowing away my pointe shoes, trading them instead for books and the opportunity to bring healing to others through touch. I am both nervous and excited about the next phase of my life, which is why your support as I transition from a life of passion to a life of purpose would mean everything to me. 

I am asking for your help as I prepare to begin training as a Massage Therapist this Fall at The Massage Institute of Memphis.

Your donations will help to cover:

700 hour Massage Therapy Program - $9,500.00

Enrollment fee (non-refundable) - $50.00
Student Liability Insurance fee (non-refundable) - $50.00
Massage table (price varies) - $250.00 to $600.00

Textbooks - $234.00
Massage Oil and holster, MIM T-Shirts - $60.00
Supplies (price varies) - $150.00

Contributions of any proportion as I aim to reach my goals are more than appreciated. And I am immeasurably grateful to you for your support. 

View  Photo/Video Gallery  of Crystal Brothers, The Ballerina.
Listen to Crystal discuss plans for after retirement in this interview with WKNO.

Learn more about programming at The Massage Institute of Memphis here.

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Crystal Brothers
Memphis, TN

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