Marina Belenky (Program Director)

For several years, Marina was Head of Design at the Russian Theatre Union in Moscow. She has served as an advisor to the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, where she has organized and led numerous workshops, symposia and seminars. Before moving to the United States in 1990 she has co-produced and developed a variety of international cultural projects in Poland, the former Czechoslovakia, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. Since 1995 Ms. Belenky has been affiliated with the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where she has served as Graduate Program Coordinator, and taught courses in Russian History and Language for drama majors.   She is also teaching courses in History of Set Design and European Art History in colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh area while developing various international educational and cultural projects between Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Israel and the United States.