Meet the Team
Dancer / Actress
Social Media Manager
Nina Leilani Deering
MM Music Performance
Composer / Arranger
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Co-Founder, Chief Executive officer of Opera4Kids, Creator and Artistic director Victoria Robertson is no stranger to the San Diego music and theater scene. Over a decade ago she founded one of the first children’s entertainment companies in San Diego, Princess Parties and Friends, bringing joy to hundreds of little kids’ birthday celebrations. She has also been the music director for several children’s theaters, working with kids in the performing arts. Her involvement in the San Diego community spans from singing with the San Diego Opera, the San Diego Symphony, and touring with the San Diego USO as Miss USO. The operatic soprano has a visual arts degree in film production from UCSD and a graduate music degree from SDSU. She is thrilled to dedicate her energy towards this beautiful program enriching the lives of families and children through some of the greatest pieces of music in history. Works from Mozart, Bizet, Verdi, and Lehár are seamlessly integrated into the original fairytale. The Enchanted Tail teaches kids about accomplishing goals by meeting new friends and working together.
Co-Founder, Chief Operations and Financial Officer of Opera4Kids Bernardo Bermudez, plays the leading male character, "the Fox", and partners with Robertson on the business development of Opera4Kids, The Enchanted Tail and their digital platform Musical Makebelieve. As well as having a concert and international operatic career, Bermudez has a degree in cognitive psychology specializing in child development. The baritenor has strong alliances with opera companies across the country and has helped contribute to many kids’ music education missions. He has performed several years with the San Diego Opera, LA Opera, Long Beach Opera and the Palms Springs Opera Guild outreach programs.
Jacqueline Jones started dancing at age 3 including tap, jazz, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics (ribbon, hoop, and ball). When she was 5 she was one of the first little girls to have Victoria visit as a princess to her birthday parties. Now in college, Jacqueline joins Opera4Kids as Production Assistant, Intern, and Dance Performer. She is currently studying Digital Broadcast Arts and Theater at Palomar College following up with her acting career on stage and screen.
NINA LEILANI DEERING (in Memoriam)
Nina Leilani Deering worked with Robertson to compose the interlude music and a couple or original pieces in The Enchanted Tail. Her expertise in classical music and jazz improvisation help the musical flow of the program giving it an original presentation. Her background as a concert pianist and songwriter made her the perfect match for this project. She is also a strong community advocate, having co-founded the rising San Diego homeless choir, Voices of our City.