Dmitry Ivanov was born on May 13, 1965; he graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
- 1980-1984 – teacher at children’s music school, concertmaster, Izhevsk College of music.
- 1984-1987 – concertmaster at children’s music and chorus singing school No. 5, city of Izhevsk.
- 1987-1990 – actor at Philharmonic Society of Udmurtia.
- 1992-1995 – musical editor at Kairos film studio, city of Izhevsk.
- 1995-2000 – director of charitable foundation “In P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Motherland”, city of Izhevsk.
- 2000-2009 – director general of state unitary enterprise of the Republic of Udmurtia “State Circus of Udmurtia”.
- 2009-2014 – Minister of Culture of Udmurtia.
- 2014-2016 - director general of state unitary enterprise of the Republic of Udmurtia “State Circus of Udmurtia”.
- From August 29, 2016 – director general of federal state-owned enterprise Rosgostsirk (Russian State Circus).