The Dallas-based soprano is a Fort Worth Opera Lesley Resident Artist and a Florentine Opera Summer Concert Resident Artist, and was a regional finalist for the 2020-2021 Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. This season she sings the Doctor in FWO’s production of La traviata and will debut with Tulsa Opera as Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice. At FWO she starred in the world premiere of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook and was part of the company’s inaugural FWO Go program. She has been seen as Dorabella in John Davies’ The Bremen Town Musicians with The Dallas Opera Education production. Gilliam’s major role credits include Violetta in La traviata, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. She is an alumna of the University of North Texas and currently a voice faculty member at Dallas’s prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts.