Crystal Holtz, Finds Time to Dance!

You think you’re busy!  Let’s follow Crystal Holtz around.  Makes one tired just thinking about that!

As the Marketing Manager for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Crystal promotes overall tourism for the tribe including the Oneida Museum, Tsyunhehkwa, Agriculture and Natural Retail Center, Apple Orchard, Buffalo Farm, Turtle School, as well as the various events and initiatives her department is involved in.  In addition, she promotes Oneida tours and cultural experiences.  She is very proud to work for the Oneida Nation which is one of the area’s largest employers, and, also, a vital community partner who supports numerous businesses and organizations in the Green Bay area (like the Red Cross.)

In addition to working full time, Crystal is also working on her Master’s Degree in Business Management and Organizational Behavior.  With two daughters, McKenzie, 17 and Mattie, 13, who have lots of teenager interests including competitive cheerleading, Crystal is on her feet “dancing” gracefully between all of her activities and responsibilities.

Dance Questions:

1.       First dancing recollection?  Age and occasion? 

Her parents “made her” take ballet and tap from 6 to 10 years old.  She took a dancing hiatus until she went to UWGB and “had a blast” doing jazz classes at the University. 

2.      Why support the Red Cross with dancing participation?

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin decided to support the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter by sponsoring Dancing with Our Stars.  Crystal says, “I took the bullet and became the ‘Designated Dancer’.”  We appreciate her dedication and hope you cheer this courageous “DD” on!

3.      Favorite song?

Crystal loves music – especially Hip Hop and Rap, her daughters are a huge influence on her music tastes.  She also is a big fan of classic rock – a good mix and very eclectic!

Hobbies or passions:

Music, golf and dancing – especially this ballroom dancing (well maybe)!  She hopes her dancing skills acquired at 6-years-old will give her a competitive edge in Dancing with Our Stars.