The Bokhouts have been bringing their professional and educational experience to Montessori schools across the country since 2008. William is the composer of three original operas.

William Bokhout

Composer, Director, Operatic baritone, has been the resident Baritone with Opera Grand Rapids for 25 seasons, performing as many as 35 different roles. In 2003, Mr. Bokhout founded The 2nd Act Opera Company, a professional touring group dedicated to promoting Opera as an art form to young people, performing in many of the schools in the area as well as touring with his wife Hollis presenting opera workshops in elementary schools across the country through Children’s Opera Studio.

Hollis Bokhout

Choreographer, Dancer, soloist, received her undergraduate degree in Theater from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Marshall University. Mrs. Bokhout has been a frequent featured performer, displaying her versatility in opera, musical theater, and jazz. She is also a classically trained dancer having performed with the Toledo Ballet Company, and maintains
an active teaching studio in the Grand Rapids area.