Soprano Sheila Christie (BMUS, MMus) is a current member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus and frequently performs in VO's community events. She most recently appeared as Giovanna in Verdi's Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera and as soprano soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012 Sheila will sing the role of the High Priestess in Verdi's Aida for Vancouver Opera. Recent honours and awards include semi-finalist in The Third Annual China (Ningbo) International Vocal Competition, Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Vancouver Opera Guild's grant for a promising BC singer, and the Joe Boxer Memorial Fund Award from Vancouver Opera. In addition to performing throughout the Lower Mainland, Sheila maintains a thriving teaching studio in Vancouver, BC and teaches musical theatre at The Richmond Academy of Dance.