Crystal Precious is a Canadian neo-burlesque artist, vocalist, host and community organizer.  She is known along the West Coast as co-founder, performer & host for Sweet Soul Burlesquewho collectively have been nominated for 26 awards by the [international] Burlesque Hall of Fame, including [world's] Best Group.  In 2013 she released her first vocal hip hop single "Apple Pie - No Pie For You", which features a video of apron-clad Sweet Soul dancers destroying pies in slow-motion. Her first record, "The Striphop EP" produced by Self Evident, was released in the spring of 2015 by East Van Digital.  

Crystal co-founded the first annual Canadian burlesque festival (VIBF) in 2006, serving as chair until stepping down in 2011. She also co-owned and managed Vancouver underground cabaret, Dollhouse Studios (2006 - 2010), which served as a community hub for the West Coast burlesque and bass culture movements. Since then Crystal has worked closely with the Bass Coast music festival as a consultant and performer. 

In 2010, Crystal shifted to Keefer Bar* in Vancouver's historic Chinatown, where she produced and performed over 270 instalments of her weekly show, Sweet Sip Thursdays - Sweet Soul Burlesque at the Keefer. Currently taking a short break from stage performance, Crystal is focused on expanding her work to digital mediums.

*{"Best Bar Lounge in Vancouver 2013 -2016, Georgia Straight}

photo by Mark Brennan