Kristian Roberts is the Director of Education of The Dallas Opera, a world-class performing arts organization located in Dallas, Texas. In this capacity, she leads the company’s student-based education efforts, overseeing eight distinct programs designed for young people in grades K through 12, as well as college-level students and a team of performing and teaching artists. In addition to her twelve years with The Dallas Opera’s Education Department, Kristian has performed on the mainstage as a member of The Dallas Opera Chorus—and co-host (with KLUV’s Jody Dean and WRR’s Amy Bishop) for the company’s simulcasts. Kristian is on the Board of Directors for “Music Mentors of Texas” and is a member of the Arts Council for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ms. Roberts holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, with additional studies in Music History, and a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.