Krystal S. Lowe is a Bermuda-born, Wales-based dancer, choreographer, writer, and director performing and creating dance theatre works for the stage, public space, and film. Krystal explores themes of intersectional identity, mental health and wellbeing, and empowerment to challenge herself and audiences toward introspection and social change. She is passionate about integrating access and exploring multilingual work with a specific focus on British Sign Language, Welsh, and English.
Krystal has an extensive career performing and touring with Ballet Cymru throughout the United Kingdom, China and Bermuda; with Citrus Arts circus company, Ransack Dance, Theatr Iolo, The Successors of the Mandingue, and Laku Neg. As a freelance, self-producing artist she has performed for the National Gallery for HOME zero created by: Love Ssega, commissioned by Nesta and National Gallery X and Music Theatre Wales Opera for Screen Somehow.
Throughout her career, Krystal has been supported, through funding and commissions, by Arts Council Wales, Bermuda Arts Council, Ballet Cymru, Theatr Iolo, Ffilm Cymru, Clwstwr, Articulture Wales, South East Dance, Music Theatre Wales, National Theatre Wales, National Dance Company Wales, National Dance Foundation of Bermuda, and Wales Arts International.
Her first film, Daughters of the Sea premiered on BBC4 before being showcased at festivals including Aesthetica Film Festival 2022. Krystal has continued to write and direct shorts including commissions for BBC’s Culture in Quarantine; Ffilm Cymru, BFI Network, BBC Cymru Wales, and BBC Arts; Music Theatre Wales; and National Dance Company Wales for Welsh Government’s Wales in Germany 2021.
Alongside creating and performing, Krystal also sets aside time to support the development of future generations of artists as a dance practitioner for the Arts Council Wales’ Lead Creative Schools and Cynefin programmes and a writing practitioner for Literature Wales; as well as mentoring early career artists. In 2021 Krystal founded the Our Voice Network, a network which exists to empower, platform, and develop artists of the Global Majority.
Currently, Krystal is Associate Artist for Ballet Cymru and Trustee for National Dance Company Wales.