Malikha Mayes is a versatile soprano and arts administrator who utilizes her passion for the arts to encourage cultural representation behind the scenes, on the stage, and in the audience of opera productions. Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Malikha currently serves as the Development Database and Membership Manager at The Dallas Opera. As a member of The Dallas Opera’s Equity Cohort, she leads, facilitates, and coordinates discussions and practices surrounding equity and belonging in the development department and beyond. Embracing her dedicated artistry, Malikha holds a MM in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a BM in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University. With an equal passion for performance and administration, Malikha plans to be at the forefront of holistic equitable change in opera.