Kara Medoff Barnett
Kara Medoff Barnett was appointed Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre in February 2016 following nearly nine years as a senior executive at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
During her tenure at Lincoln Center, Barnett served as Director of Strategy and Business Development and Senior Director of the Capital Campaign for the transformative redevelopment of Lincoln Center’s iconic 16-acre campus. In 2012, Barnett became the founding Managing Director of Lincoln Center International (LCI).
Barnett has produced plays on and off Broadway, and she received a Tony® Award for the 2003 Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Theatre Wing, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In 2014, she was named "40 Under 40" in Crain’s New York Business.
Barnett attended Duke University on a Trinity Scholarship and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.