Stephanie Rhodes Russell, a renowned opera collaborator, is a Conducting Fellow with the Fort Worth Symphony and Associate Conductor for the Grand Teton Music Festival. She is a 2019 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award recipient and this season makes her European debut with Staatsoper Stuttgart. A former participant in The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Ms. Rhodes Russell is also a Fulbright award recipient and specializes in Russian repertoire and pronunciation at the Bolshoi Theatre. She has served on music staff at The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Washington National Opera, amongst others. She is also the founder of Women’s Artistic Leadership Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to educating young women in leadership skills and business acumen.