Marc Chalifoux, Chair
Ilona Dougherty, Treasurer
Ian Cusson, Secretary
With a mission to make opera accessible and relevant to the artists and audiences of our time, Robin has been a leader in the success of AtG’s strategic initiatives by stewarding the artistic process, both through the growth and development of the organization and by supporting artists to tell their stories in authentic and meaningful ways. This work is evident in AtG’s debut film, Messiah/Complex, with Robin executing the success of the JUNO-nominated production and AtG winning the first-ever OPERA America Digital Excellence Award. Further projects led by Robin include the film version of Sāvitri (also nominated for an OPERA America Digital Excellence Award) and Identity: A Song Cycle, supported by the National Arts Centre National Creation Fund, to create a stage adaptation and commission the orchestral version.
As a strategic leader, Robin brings empathy, authenticity, respect, and collaboration to her work. She creates opportunities for artists to develop a deeper skill set beyond their work as performers and advocates for female-identifying persons to excel in the opera sector. Robin was recently selected to participate in the Business/Arts Executive Leadership Program and the OPERA America Leadership Intensive. These programs identify promising future leaders and provide them with mentorship and education to bolster their leadership capacity and advance their careers. In September 2021, Robin was appointed as a member of The College of Electors for the University of Toronto, representing the Faculty of Music. She has been a mentor in the Association for Opera in Canada RBC Future Launch Fellowship Program and invited to speak as an arts leader and ambassador of the operatic art form for audiences in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Robin is a Master of Business Administration candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from The University of Toronto.
Board of Directors
Marc Chalifoux, Chair
Our Founders & Legacy Members
The folks who forged AtG and made it a force in the opera world.
Joel Ivany, Founding Artistic Director
Miriam Khalil, Founding Member
Cait Coull, Founding Member
Topher Mokrzewski,Founding Music Director
Madison Angus, Digital Content Manager
Andrea Bellefeuille, Past President
Michaela Dickey, Administration & Projects Consultant
David Eliakis, Artistic Associate & Opera Pub Host
Amanda Hadi, Editorial & Creative Manager
Jason Hand, Lighting Designer
Michael Morreale, Digital Consultant