I was born on the 15th of May in 1975 in Petrozavodsk (Russia). I graduated from Karelian State Pedagogical University in 1998. I studied languages, English and German, there. I took a post-graduate course at St-Petersburg State University and defended a thesis in English in 2008. I have been to the USA 3 times - as an exchange student, as a TA and as a scientist. In 2013 I won an Erasmus Mundus grant and studied in Spain. From 2014 to 2015 I took an acting course in Madrid. From 2015 to 2017. I studied screen-writing (the USA and Russia). From 2017 to 2018 I took a film and TV directing course in Moscow and received a diploma. I studied film-directing and movie production in the Russian State University of Cnematography (VGIK). from 2021 to 2023.