Greg Smucker is a director and teacher of theater and opera. He studied with the late Wesley Balk, a noted pioneer in the field of singer-actor training. Greg was co-founder and artistic director of 15 HEAD, a critically acclaimed experimental theater company in Minneapolis and served as managing director of Theatre for Young America in Kansas City, a professional theater for children. Greg served for seven years on the faculty of the Opera Studies Department at New England Conservatory of Music, where he taught acting, coached arias and directed scenes and productions. As a freelance director, Greg has directed productions and workshops for the Minnesota Opera, Northstar Opera, Boston Conservatory, the New Opera Music Theatre Initiative and Underground Railway Theatre and others. Along with Patricia Weinmann, Greg is currently the co-artistic director of Boston Opera Collaborative.