Washington National Opera Staff

Artistic Operations

  • Andrew R. Jorgensen, Director of Artistic Planning and Operations
  • Robert Ainsley, Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative
  • Aaron Doty, Operations Director
  • David Butler, Finance Manager
  • Stefanie Mercier, Manager of Rehearsal Planning and Artist Services
  • Elizabeth Ventura, Associate Manager of Rehearsal Planning and Supernumerary Coordinator
  • Colin Brush, Artistic Administrator
  • Nikki Grizzle, Special Projects and Community Relations Manager
  • Lynn Krynicki, Production Stage Manager
  • Ken Weiss, Music Administrator
  • Michael Baitzer, Head of Music Staff
  • Steven Gathman, Chorus Master
  • Whitney McColley, Orchestra Personnel Manager
  • Amanda Joos, Orchestra Operations Manager
  • Christina Shea, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Coordinator
  • Andrea Bachinski, Studio Manager and Artistic Operations Coordinator
  • Rebecca Phillips, Artist Services Coordinator
  • Cacia Meeks, Contracts Coordinator
  • Anne-Carolyn Bird, Executive and Artistic Assistant
  • Beth Griffin, Rehearsal Planning Assistant

Costumes

  • Marsha M, LeBoeuf, Costume Director
  • Mark Hamberger, Associate Costume Director
  • Timm Burrow, Senior Costume Coordinator
  • Lynly Saunders, Costume Coordinator
  • William Nelson, Lead Draper
  • Sally Kessler, Draper
  • Cathie Gayer-Roubie, Costume Crafts Supervisor
  • AnaMarie Nelson, First Hand
  • Stella Pivnik, First Hand

Costumes continue

  • Jennifer Bae, Stitcher
  • Megan B, Lynch, Stitcher
  • Michele Macadaeg, Stitcher
  • Marla Parker, Stitcher
  • Rose Peele, Stitcher
  • Amy VanderStaay, Stitcher
  • Clare Parker, Costume Crafts Artisan
  • Kitt Crescenzo, Assistant Costume Coordinator
  • Rachel Spcknall Mulford, Costume Production Assistant

Development

  • Jeffrey Mack, Chief Development Officer
  • Aubrie Willaert, Manager of Development
  • Becca Kitelinger, Manager of Development
  • Dara Slepoy, Assistant Manager, Major Gifts and Circles
  • Lauren Scarborough, Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving
  • Lauren Conroy, Assistant Manager, Board and Special Events
  • Jaimie Appleton, Assistant, Major Gifts and Circles
  • Abigail Beekman, Assistant, Board and Special Events
  • Theana N. Kastens, Assistant, Institutional Giving

Education

  • Vanessa Thomas, Director of Explore the Arts
  • Jeanette McCune, Director of DC School and Community Initiatives
  • Betty Siegel, Director, VSA and Accessibility

Marketing

  • Monica Holt, Director of Marketing
  • Courtney Burke, Marketing Manager

Technical

  • Paul Taylor, Technical Director
  • Christy Blackham, Associate Technical Director
  • Allen Shapiro, Assistant Technical Director
  • Rachel Witt, Properties Coordinator

Washington National Opera also warmly acknowledges the work of the following Kennedy Center areas:

  • Alicia Adams, Vice President of International Programming and Dance
  • Eileen Andrews, Vice President of Public Relations
  • Ellery Brown, Senior Vice President of Operations
  • Andrew Cary, Vice President of Digital
  • Carlos Bias, Vice President of Facilities
  • Jeffrey Finn, Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming
  • Kevin Giglinto, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales
  • Maria Kersten, General Counsel
  • Marie Mattson, Senior Vice President of Development
  • Esther Olavarria, Vice President of Institutional Affairs and Chief of Staff
  • Franci Phelan, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Lynne Pratt, Chief Finance Officer
  • Garth Ross, Vice President of Community Engagement
  • Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education
  • Glenn Turner, Vice President of Production
  • Robert van Leer, Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning
  • Nicole Weaver, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Technology

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