Born in Leningrad. After graduating from the Leningrad Ulyanov (Lenin) Electro-Technical Institute (now the St Petersburg State Electro-Technical University) in 1982 he worked at the Ioffe Physics and Technical Institute. Since 1993 he has worked at the Mariinsky Theatre and since 1997 he has been a lighting designer.
At the Mariinsky Theatre as a lighting designer he has worked on productions of the ballets Études (2003), Ondine (2006), Carnaval (2008), Shurale (2009), Spartacus (2010), Flight of Angels (2010), Diana Vishneva’s project Beauty in Motion (2009) and Labyrinth as part of the project Dialogues (2011). Took part in the production of the opera Madama Butterfly as Assistant Lighting Designer (2005).
As a lighting designer, in 2010 he took part in a production of the opera Intizar at the Geidar Aliev Palace in Baku, in 2014 he worked on the ballet Le Corsaire at the Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre and as an assistant lighting designer to Eldar Aliev he worked on the ballet The Nutcracker at the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2015 as a lighting designer he worked on the ballet La Fille mal gardée at the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2003 and 2010 he was Lighting Designer for the international project Ballettissimo, los virtuosos del mundo in Mexico and in 2008 in Guadalajara, also in Mexico.
Since 2009 he has been Lighting Designer for the DANCE OPEN international ballet festival, which runs on an annual basis in St Petersburg.