Born in Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo oblast. Studied accordion playing at the music faculty of the Irkutsk Classical Institute. In 1997 graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (class of Evgeny Kibkalo).
In 1989—92 worked in the choir at the Irkutsk Music Theatre, in 1996 was accepted into the opera troupe of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.
In 2002 debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Golitsyn (Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky) and Calaf (Turandot by G. Puccini). In 2003 was accepted into the opera troupe.