Theater, television and film director, he is the Artistic Director of the Gogol Center since 2012. He staged his first play when he was still a student. In 1992, he graduated from the Rostov State University physics department with honors. In 2008, he formed an experimental actor- director class at the Moscow Art theatre School. In 2012, the class becomes the Studio Seven, which is now a Gogol Center full-time resident.


Petrov’s Flu (2021, D’A 2022), Leto (2018), The Student (2016, D'A 2017), Traición (2012), Crush (codirected, 2009), Yuri’s Day (2008), Playing the Victim (2006), Bed Stories (2005), Ragin (2004), Razdetyye (1998)