OLIVER KING - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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 - SENIOR PARTNER
Following a career in the fashion industry, Ekaterina retrained as an art historian, completing her Masters in Contemporary Art at Glasgow University. Her first theatrical project was coordinating the 2017 London tour of the Sovremennik Theatre (Piccadilly Theatre), acting as the sponsor’s representative. Katya became a director of Belka Productions thereafter, and co-produced the 2018 Maly Drama Theatre tour of Life and Fate and Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Together with Oliver King, Ekaterina founded Theatral to support and promote Anglo-Russian Cultural exchange through casting a spotlight on the very best of Russian drama.
OLEG MIROCHNIKOV - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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.
GRANT EDWARDS - ASSISTANT PRODUCER
After beginning his career as an Actor and later training at Drama Centre London, Grant has worked with multiple theatre and opera companies as a Producer and General/Production Manager, facilitating plays, operas, concerts, film shoots and album launches. Grant has been the Associate Producer for Wild Yak since 2017, firstly managing Requiem for Aleppo (Sadler's Wells, and Edinburgh – Pleasance at the EICC). His other work with Wild Yak/Belka Productions includes: Three Sisters (Vaudeville), Life & Fate, Uncle Vanya, Tartuffe (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Counting Sheep, Balaklava Blues (The Vaults, Touring), Context Festival, Sun Line (Sadler’s Wells), And Here I Am (Cheltenham Everyman, UK & International Tour), and The Sovremnnik Theatre Season (Piccadilly Theatre).
ROSY BENJAMIN - CO-FOUNDER
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.