Curtis Hurt Cronthall grew up in Los Angeles and trained with Sheila Darby and Olga Fricker in the Cecchetti method. In her teenage years, Curtis was invited to attend the Royal Ballet White Lodge Summer School and appeared as a dancer in John Cassavettes’s film, "Love Streams." Curtis received her BFA in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts in 1991. After graduating from Cal Arts she competed in the 6th Saitama International Dance Competition/Festival in Japan. In 1992 Curtis founded Diavolo Dance Theater in Los Angeles with her former Cal Arts classmate, Jacques Heim. She also assisted with Mr. Heim’s productions for the UCLA Theater Department and Orange County High School of the Arts. In 1995, Diavolo made its European debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was named "Best of the Fest" by The Independent and “Critic's Choice” by The Guardian. More recently, Curtis has been blessed to take time to focus on family, raise her two sons and also give her talents to the Mayfield Junior School community in Pasadena, California choreographing “TheWiz” and assisting with Mayfield’s current production, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Mrs. Cronthall is honored to be asked to be a member of Zion.