Yvette Loynaz, a fundraiser, administrator, and opera singer, is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts and building community around the arts. She recently was named director of artistic administration at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and is a member of Sphinx LEAD, a professional empowerment program for arts leaders of color. Earlier, Loynaz served as the director of individual giving at New World Symphony (NWS) in Miami and performed professionally in Europe. She is co-founder and former artistic director of Bang-up! Opera, a global pop-up opera troupe that creates opera experiences in unexpected and accessible ways. Loynaz earned her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and post-graduate certificate in opera from Belgium’s Operastudio Vlaanderen. Previously administrative director and a voice faculty member at Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division, she is an alumna of young-artist programs at the Caramoor, Glimmerglass, and Aspen festivals.