Studied Acting in Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) from 2003 to 2005, course of F. Porokhovshikov. Graduated The Borish Shchukin Theatre Institute, Acting and Theatre Direction course of M. Panteleeva and V. Fokin, in 2009. Works at Moscow ‘A.R.T.O.’ Theatre under the direction of Nikolai Roshchin since 2007.
List of graduate roles in productions includes Don Salluste in ‘Ruy Blas’ (directed by A. Levitsky), Police Officer in N. Gogol’s ‘The Nose’ (directed by O. Gerasimov).
List of roles in Moscow ‘A.R.T.O.’ Theatre includes the role of King in ‘Mystery-Bouffe’ (directed by N. Roshchin, 2007), Egor Ivanovich Tropinin in ‘Savva. Ignis Sanat’ (directed by N. Roshchin, 2008), Estragon in ‘[boch]’ (directed by N. Roshchin, 2010), King Millon in ‘The Raven’ (directed by N. Roshchin, 2011), Cheese Knight in ‘The Theatre and its Double’ (directed by N. Roshchin, 2012).
The 2013 production ‘TANGO’, based on S. Mrozek’s play, staged at Moscow ‘A.R.T.O.’ Theatre, was Andrei Kalinin’s debut as theatre director. There, he directed ‘Stalker’, based on Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s movie script of the same name, in 2015.
In 2016 Kalinin co-directed ‘The Rhinoceros’, based on Eugene Ionesco’s play, with Nikolai Roshchin in Bryantsev’s Theatre of Young Spectators, Saint Petersburg.
Kalinin began his career in the Alexandrinsky Theatre as Assistant Director in ‘The Raven’, based on Carlo Gozzi’s play (directed by N. Roshchin, Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2015); then as an author of a production (including staging, stage design and costumes) in ‘The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat’, as performed by the company of inmates of the asylum under the direction of Monsieur de Sade, based on a play by Peter Weiss (Small Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2017); as the director of ‘How Blue It Is, The End of Alley…’ (The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2018); as a co-author in direction and stage design together with Nikolai Roshchin in ‘Power to the Children’ based on a play ‘Victor, or Power to the Children’ by Roger Vitrac (the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2019); as assistant designer in ‘Mayakovsky. The Bathhouse’, based on the play by V. Mayakovsky (Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2019).
His roles in the Alexandrinsky Theatre include Cleon in ‘Demagogue’, directed by Hugo Erikksen, based on a play by Kirill Fokin of the same name (The New Stage, 2018); Compere and Antoine Magneau in ‘Power to the Children’ based on a play ‘Victor, or Power to the Children’ by French dramatist Roger Vitrac (directed by Nikolai Roshchin and Andrei Kalinin, the New Stage, 2019); Comrade Velosipedkin, inventor in ‘Mayakovsky. The Bathhouse’, based on the play by V. Mayakovsky (directed by Nikolai Roshchin, Main Stage, 2019).