In her colorful career in the arts and media, Elena Park has had the opportunity to collaborate with many of the world's foremost artists and cultural leaders as well as emerging voices. She has worked as producer, curator, writer, and communications executive for institutions including the Metropolitan Opera, National Sawdust, WNYC Radio, and BAM. Elena is Music Producer for the upcoming film, Bel Canto, starring Julianne Moore (voiced by Renée Fleming) and Ken Watanabe, and consults on Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning series Mozart in the Jungle.
She helped create the branding strategy to open National Sawdust, the intimate, artist-led venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Elena’s series, National Sawdust+, explores the unexpected: concerts curated by thinkers such as Julie Taymor, Jacqueline Woodson, Maria Popova, and Jad Abumrad, and performances by Nico Muhly, Terri Lyne Carrington, Caroline Shaw, and Pussy Riot Theatre, among others. Talks have paired Marina Abramovic + Laurie Anderson, Chris Jackson + Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Patti Smith + Waltraud Meier.
Elena is Supervising Producer of the Met’s live HD shows, seen in 70 countries, and Executive Producer of its international radio broadcasts. While overseeing the company’s marketing and communications, she launched new branding campaigns and public initiatives.
Other credits: artistic work for the Kennedy Center’s JFK Centennial Celebration in May 2017; consulting on the live satellite transmission of Kanye West’s Adidas YEEZY show (2015); a citywide Cambodian culture festival (2013); and WNYC live concert broadcasts and specials about seminal artists from Whitman to Wagner; and San Francisco Chronicle features.