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Allison Grant
Director
Canadian theatre and opera director, choreographer and actor, Allison Grant performed at the Stratford Festival, at the Old Vic in London, and in tours and productions across Canada and the United States. 
She has become increasingly in demand as a director and choreographer of opera across North America.
Recent directing work includes Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro for Sarasota Opera, Die Fledermaus for Edmonton Opera, Falstaff at Hamilton Opera, as well as an acclaimed production of Roméo et Juliette for Vancouver Opera.
In past seasons she has directed The Auction (world premiere: Westben Festival), Die Zauberflöte (Sarasota Opera), Don Giovanni and Carmen (Opera Ontario), Cosi fan tutte (Vancouver Opera), L’Italiana in algeri (L’Opéra de Montréal), A Meeting of Minds (Canadian Stage, Toronto).  As a choreographer her work has been seen in Pirates of Penzance (Vancouver Opera) The Merry Widow for opera companies in Hawaii, Edmonton and Hamilton, Die Fledermaus, Ballo in maschera and Eugene Onegin (Vancouver Opera, Kentucky Opera), as well asThe Queen of Spades, Dido and Aeneas, Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin  for The Canadian Opera Company. She has directed or choreographed many revival productions at the Canadian Opera Company, including Semele, which toured to The Brooklyn Academy of Music.
As Artistic Director of Theatre Athena, Allison directed plays and musicals including Master Class, Private Livesand the Canadian premiere of Itamar Moses’ brilliant play, Bach at Leipzig. Other plays and musicals include,Smokey Joe’s Café, Shirley Valentine, Glorious, When the Reaper Calls, Double Double and Norm Foster’s The Long Weekend.
Allison is delighted to be back at Western where it all began... she is a graduate of the performance programme here at The Faculty of Music where she was a member of the first opera workshop under Martin Chambers.

Biography written by Allison Grant.