General and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement appoints Ruth Nott, Managing Director
and Aileen Tat, Development Director
Opera Parallèle is excited to announce the appointment of two nationally known non-profit arts administrators to the company’s leadership: Ruth Nott as Managing Director and Aileen Tat as Development Director. Adding to the exciting administrative news, OP announces the expansion of the role of company founder Nicole Paiement as both Artistic Director and General Director.

“I’m very proud to announce the appointments of Ruth and Aileen to the Opera Parallèle administration,” said Paiement. “Both women have impressed all of us with their outstanding leadership skills and their enthusiasm for the company’s mission and work. They join us at a pivotal time in the company’s trajectory, and I’m confident their extraordinary work ethic and collaboration will contribute significantly to our new administrative structure and artistic success.”
In addition, OP is proud to confirm the appointments of three highly talented artists as new company associates: Michael Mohammed, who will serve in a newly created position as Community Engagement Ambassador; musicians Jessica Bejarano and Jaymes Kirksey as assistant conductors and members of the company’s Artistic Committee for the 2021/22 season; and company veteran Daniel Harvey, has been promoted to Artistic and Community Manager, and Assistant to the General and Artistic Director. Visit the OP team page on the website for bios.
Michael Mohammed, Community Engagement Ambassador
Jessica Bejarano,
Assistant Conductor
Jaymes Kirksey,
Assistant Conductor
Daniel Harvey, Artistic and Community Manager
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