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Victoria Crutchfield is a stage director of opera, theater, and everything in between.

Recent projects have included: Massenet's Manon at dell'Arte Opera Ensemble; Matthew Aucoin's Second Nature at Music Academy of the West; Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites with Bel Canto at Caramoor (featuring Hei-Kyung Hong, Jennifer Larmore, and Deborah Polaski); and Song Cycle, a multimedia immersive experience at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Her work has been praised for its "eloquent simplicity" (New York Times), "fluent entertainment" (Boston Globe), "spare but inventive staging" (Parterre Box), and "unforced charm" (Baltimore Sun).

Crutchfield earned an AB magna cum laude in Literature at Harvard University and received the James S. Marcus Directing Fellowship to work with acclaimed director Stephen Wadsworth at the Juilliard School. She has also studied acting with Tommy Derrah at the American Repertory Theater, Viewpoints and Suzuki with Stephen Webber at SITI Company, and the Practical Aesthetics technique with Scott Zigler, Mike Piazza, and Jordan Lage of the Atlantic Acting School.