Julia Smeliansky is the Administrative Director of the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, and Lecturer on Theater, Dance and Media. Ms. Smeliansky produced numerous international cultural projects and exchanges, including the Centennial American Tour of the Moscow Art Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Tour of the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre of Saint Petersburg, the Maya Plisetskaya Gala at The City Center in New York, and the Stars of Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet at Lincoln Center. Ms. Smeliansky co-translated with Mr. Ryan McKirttrick Forbidden Christmas by Rezo Gabriadze starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as Lady With A Lapdog and The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. Her translations into Russian include The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Circle Mirror Transformations by Annie Baker, Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, Is He Dead by Mark Twain, Leading Ladies and Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig, and Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchel. Ms. Smeliansky is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama in theater management and holds an MFA in art history from Moscow State University.