Our Team

Our Team

OLIVER KING

OLIVER KING

Executive Director

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After graduating from Durham University Oliver trained as an actor at Drama Centre London & The Boris Schukin Theatre School in Moscow before turning his hand to producing. He is the director of both Wild Yak and Belka Productions.His producing and general manager credits include Tartuffe, Life & Fate, Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal Haymarket) Queens of Syria (Young Vic, New London & UK Tour) The Sovremnnik Theatre Season (Piccadilly Theatre), And Here I Am (UK Tour & International Tour), Requiem for Aleppo (Sadlers Wells & Touring), Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya (Wyndham's), Donkey Heart (Trafalgar Studios), Luce (Southwark Playhouse), A Dashing Fellow, An Imaginary Circus (New Diorama), Tied to You (Pushkin House), A Warsaw Melody (Arcola Theatre), Sunstroke (Platform Theatre), Piranha Heights (Old Red Lion), Lunch (Vault Festival, Edinburgh & touring), Mary Postgate, Hansel & Gretel (Edinburgh Festival) & The World to Hear (Documentary Film).

Oliver is a member of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and also manages the UK based international arts charity, Developing Artists.

EKATERINA KASHYNTSEVA

EKATERINA KASHYNTSEVA

Senior Partner

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Following a career in fashion industry, Ekaterina retrained as an art historian, completing her Masters in Contemporary Art at Glasgow University. The "Sovremennik Season" was her first theatrical project where she acted as Production Coordinator and the Sponsor's Representative. She now works at Belka Productions and is a partner on our Russian projects.

OLEG MIROCHNIKOV

OLEG MIROCHNIKOV

Artistic Director

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Oleg trained as an actor at the Belorussian Academy of Theatre and Art in Minsk and performed extensively in film, stage and TV in his native country before coming to Western Europe. As a Theatre Director and Acting Coach, he has worked throughout Europe and the UK. His work draws equally from the three great masters of the Russian stage: Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Vakhtangov. He has trained generations of successful actors including the likes of Russel Brand, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and Emilia Clarke. For his full biography click here.

GRANT EDWARDS

GRANT EDWARDS

Assistant Producer

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Grant began his theatrical career as an Actor in 2010 and later trained at Drama Centre London. He has worked with multiple theatre and opera companies as a Producer and General/Production Manager, facilitating plays, operas, concerts and launch events. Grant has been the Associate Producer for Wild Yak since 2017, firstly managing Requiem for Aleppo (Sadler's Wells, Edinburgh – Pleasance at EICC). To date, Grant has worked with Wild Yak/Belka Productions on The Sovremennik Theatre - West End Season (Piccadilly Theatre), Maly Drama Theatre - Life and Fate, Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Tartuffe (Theatre Royal Haymarket). 

 

ROSY BENJAMIN

ROSY BENJAMIN

Co Founder

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Rosy trained as an actor at Drama Centre London & The Boris Schukin Theatre School in Moscow. Rosy's stage credits include: The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Backbeat (Duke of York's), Sunstroke (Platform Theatre), The Long Road to Camden and Trenton (King's Head), La Boheme (Soho), Banquet of the Senses, Lingua (Shakespeare's Globe). Film and TV Includes: Genius, Florence Foster Jenkins, Heartstrings, Buffyand 5 Needles. Rosy co-wrote A Dashing Fellow for Belka Productions.