Born in Leningrad. Studied at the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography (studio of I. Segal). While still a student, was invited to work with the Maly Opera and the Kirov Theatres. Has worked as a set and costume designer on over two hundred productions since 1975.
Major works include: Love for Three Oranges, Sadko (after sketches by K. Korovin), Le nozze di Figaro, Mazepa (after sketches by A. Konstantinovsky), Khovanshchina and Petrouchka at the Mariinsky Theatre; La Sylphide and Russian Hamlet at the Bolshoi Theatre; Eugene Onegin and The Falcon at the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company; recent productions of the Boris Eifman State Academic Ballet Theatre; and Tosca, Carmen, La traviata and Rigoletto at the State Academic Musorgsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Over the years he has worked with the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, the Greek National Opera, the National Theatres in Seoul and Tokyo and the Teatro Cagliari in Italy.