Curtis J. Williams spent his childhood in musical theatre, but was soon taken in by the world of ballet. From 2000 to 2009, he worked as a company artist and resident choreographer with The Florida Ballet and attended the University of North Florida and American University during the first years of his professional career. During that time, he also served as a permanent guest artist and choreographer with Virginia Ballet Theatre, Sierra Nevada Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Ballet and various dance galas across the U.S. In 2003, Mr. Williams co-founded Coastal Arts Project in eastern North Carolina and served as its artistic director and costume designer for five years. After retiring from the world of classical performance, Mr. Williams first returned to musical theater as a rehearsal director of works from the Bob Fosse repertoire. Since then, he has choreographed, costume designed and/or directed many productions for local theatres, Jacksonville University and Stanton College Prep, including The Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Act: The Musical, Something Rotten, Boeing Boeing, Les Miserables, The Nutcracker, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Hairspray, Nine To Five: The Musical, Romeo & Juliet, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Legally Blonde and Arsenic & Old Lace. Mr. Williams also works in arts education and teaches master classes in ballet throughout the area.