About Us

Our Mission

The Mariinsky Foundation of America was formed in 1999 to support the activities of the Mariinsky Theatre’s constituent institutions: The Mariinsky Opera, Ballet, and Orchestra and the Academy for Young Singers and the Young Musicians’ Orchestra.

The Mariinsky Foundation of America’s mission includes a commitment to strengthen and expand the cultural, educational and business relationships between Russia and the United States and to be a positive, apolitical force for peace.

Officers & Directors

Frederick Iseman

Chairman Emeritus
Donald M. Kendall

Vice Chairman
Michael D. White

President and Executive Director
Christopher Minev

Carl L. Reisner

Peter Lusk

Donald V. Almeida
Olivier Berggruen
Sarah Billinghurst
Len Blavatnik
Kristy Kingston
Klaus Kleinfeld
Daisuke Kotegawa
Alexsei Kudrin
Susan E. Lehrman
Selwa Roosevelt
Fiorenza Scholey Cohen
Elena Selman
Vasily Titov
Semyon M. Vainshtock
Victor Vekselberg
Olga Geroulanos-Votis

Artistic Advisory Board
Plácido Domingo, Chairman
Santiago Calatrava
Christoph Eschenbach
Renée Fleming
Frank Gehry
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Anna Netrebko
Maya Plisetskaya
Alexei Ratmansky
Esa-Pekka Salonen
George Tsypin

Distinguished Board of International Advisors
The Hon. John Beyrle
Kenneth J. Bialkin
Herman Gref
Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs
Adnan Kassar
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Andrey Kostin
Dr. M. Lee Pearce
James D. Wolfensohn

The development of this website has been made possible by a grant from The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.