Greg Smucker is a director and teacher of theater and opera. During his master’s degree studies at the University of Minnesota, Greg 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. He served as an acting instructor for seven years on the faculty of the Opera Studies Department at New England Conservatory of Music. Along with Patricia Weinmann, Greg is currently the co-artistic director of Boston Opera Collaborative.