In 1984 got higher education diploma at the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instruments Building and in 1989 graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Culture (department of producing, direction and actor’s skills).
In 1990 set up the independent theatre company "Formal Theatre", main theatre’s performances of which: "The Bald Prima Donna" based on E. Ionesco, "Two Sisters" based on I. Turgenev, "Orlando Furiosо" based on L. Ariosto, "The Long Christmas Dinner" based on Thornton Wilder, "Hamlet Machine" based on H. Muller and V. Sorokin, "School for Fools" and "Between a Dog and a Wolf" based on S. Sokolov.
From 2004 to 2013 — stage director at the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The performances of that period include operas Jacob Lenz by Wolfgang Rihm and Boris Godunov by M. Musorgsky at the Moscow Easter Festival; theatre and circus performance Krakatuk; Don Quixote of La Mancha based on M. de Cervantes in the Baltic House Theatre; Pro Turandot, "Non Hamlet" based on V. Sorokin in the Priyut Komedianta (Comedian’s Refuge) Theatre; Petersburg based on A. Bely, Ivans based on N. Gogol, Izotov based on M. Durnenkov, "Happiness" based on M. Maeterlinck at the Alexandrinsky Theatre; "Circo Ambulante" at the Theatre of Nations; F. Kafka’s "The Process" in Schauspielhaus; The Tsar’s Bride opera by N. Rimsky-Korsakov at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
In 2013 became the head of the Tovstonogov Bolshoy Drama Theatre, where he staged "Alice" based on Lewis Carroll, "What Is to Be Done?" based on N. Chernyshevsky’s novel, "The Drunk" based on I. Vyrypaev’s play, "The Storm based" on A. Ostrovsky’s play, "The Governor based" on L. Andreev’s story, "Three fat men. Episode 1. Rebellion" and "Three Fat Men. Episode 2. Iron Heart" by Y. Olesha. Together with Vera Martynov created the Museum and Theatre Project "Keep Forever" in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" in St. Petersburg.