About Crystal's World of Dance

Crystal Brown,  Director - Owner

Crystal S. Brown, Founder and Artistic Director of Crystal’s World of Dance,
discovered dance at the early age of 7. Born and raised in Springfield,
Massachusetts, Crystal began studying dance under the direction of Kimberly
Norrington at the age 11, and began teaching dance in 1993.   Crystal is a
graduate of Springfield College where she awarded a dance scholarship.    
Crystal has always had the passion for working with people especially children.  
Inspired by her mentor Kimberley Norrington in 2003 when she relocated to
Lakeland Florida she opened Crystal’s World of Dance.   She saw that there
was a need to give youth the opportunities to develop talent, confidence and
discipline all the values that Kim’s Danceland gave her. Crystal believes that
dance is a fundamental component of our society and should be accessible to
all communities. In 2005 Crystal closed her studio which was located at 819
North Lake Parker Ave, Lakeland, and began offering classes at Simpson Park
Community Center.

Crystal’s mission is to bring positive enlightenment to diverse audiences
through offering a variety of dance classes and community performances, to
strive for excellence in dance education, and to teach students a unique style
and approach to dance!
Crystal's World of Dance- Parent's Committee

Deidra Joseph
The Crystal's World of Dance parents committee was design to implement the
mission of the dance school, and advocate for Crystal's World of Dance in the
Community. To assist new parents, and act as a direct liaison between staff and
parents. The parent's committee is made up of 8 parent volunteer's who
implement fund raisers, field trips,and  performances. The parent committee
members meet the third Thursday of every month at Simpson Park Community
Center. For Information Please contact
Karon Montgomery, Instructor
Ron is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The majority of his training was
taken at Fort Wayne School of Dance for 12 years. Ron pursued and
graduated in 2005 with a BA in Dance Performance and Business
Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  

While attending Ball State University, Ron was a 2 year company member for
Ball State Dance Theater. He also taught tap, jazz, and lyrical to the
performance company at Dazzle Dance Academy in Muncie, Indiana for 4
years. In 2002, he had the opportunity to dance at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C. for the Celebration of College and University Dance. Ball
State Dance Department was selected one of the 12 dance programs to be
featured for this honor. Ron performed an Isadora Duncan piece named,
“Varshavianka” which is a “moving piece from 1921 that the modern dance
pioneer dedicated to the victims of the 1906 “Bloody Sunday” massacre in St.
Petersburg, Russia.”  While in Florida, in 2011, he was a principle dancer for
the With Love Productions: A Michael Jackson Tribute Show.

While in college, Ron had multiple opportunities at Ball State to perform in
student/faculty projects, showcases, choreographed several original pieces
and was able to attend many master classes.  Ron is thrilled to be at Crystals
World of Dance for another season
Karon Montgomery is a native of Orlando, Fl.  He attended USF majored in
Criminology and Sociology with a minor in Dance.  Karon has dance in Driven,
White Hot Broadway, and dance/choreographed in Committed Dreams and
danced in many other performances with Asher Dance Eclectic over the past five
years. Karon also dance, sing and acted in RagTime with MAD Theater.  While
attending USF, Karon danced with a Multicultural and talented dance troupe by the
name of One Accord Dance Troupe and here he served as the co-captain for two
years.  Karon had the pleasure of dancing in the Broadway style musical
“KaTonga” for two years at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fl. Karon has performed in
the Brother United Christmas show for the past five years.  Karon also teaches
Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Modern and African at Song and Dance Studio in Wesley
Chapel, Fl., for over three years.  Karon is the active dance coach for Kathleen
High School Devil’s Angel.  Karon is currently a member of Revolutions Dance
Ron Hanky, Instructor
A native of Florence, Italy, Donata  Bonini started dancing at the age of five and
studied with Anna Duni, Daria Collins and Antonietta Daviso. Prior to moving to
the US Ms. Bonini danced with the “Maggio Danza” company and shared the
stage with the likes of Rudolf Nureyev and Carla Fracci. During those years

Ms. Bonini participated in numerous dance performances and had a dancing
role in the film “Metello” by Mauro Bolognini. Since moving to the US Ms. Bonini
has been on the faculty of many reputable dance institutions and has been
teaching and choreographing all over central Florida. Ms. Bonini is certified by
the prestigious American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum and has
chaired the Dance Department at Rochelle School of the Arts for the last
eighteen years.

Donata Bonini, Ballet Instructor