Gerard has an extensive background in stage, production and administrative management for theatre, dance, music, and special event management. He has held the position as Artistic Administrator at The National Ballet of Canada since 2007 and previously has served as Director of Touring & Company Operations for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and General Manager of Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Gerard also has experience in stage and production management, where other selected credits include nine seasons as stage manager with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and productions with Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Banff Centre, the Globe Theatre, the 1999 Pan American Games and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Gerard currently serves as Director on the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), Co-Chair of the TAPA Advocacy Committee and Past National Chair of The AFC. Past volunteer appointments include the Canadian Dance Assembly (Founding member & Co-chair of the National Advocacy Committee) and Winnipeg Cares – An AIDS Benefit.