Born in Moscow in 1970.
Graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Has staged a number of drama and opera performances in Russia and abroad. He has also been the set and costume designer for almost all of his productions.
Recipient of many Russian theatre prizes. Awards include the International Stanislavsky Prize and Russia´s Golden Mask theatre prize 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008).
Works in opera include: Stravinsky´s The Rake´s Progress and Tchaikovsky´s Eugene Onegin (both Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow), Verdi´s Aida (Novosibirsk Opera), Musorgsky´s Boris Godunov (Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin), Musorgsky´s Khovanshchina (Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich), Prokofiev´s The Gambler (Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin), Shostakovich´s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Deutsche Oper am Rhein) and Prokofiev´s The Gambler (Teatro alla Scala, Milan).
At the Mariinsky Theatre he has staged the operas The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia by Rimsky-Korsakov (2001), A Life for the Tsar by Glinka (2004) and Tristan und Isolde by Wagner (2005).