A native Russian, Oleg is a professionally trained actor, director, voice-over artist, and acting/dialogue coach.
His work is unique and draws equally from the three great masters of the Russian stage: Stanislavski, Meyerhold, and Vakhtangov. The latter is Oleg's greatest influence. Oleg has developed his own technique, style, and set of exercises, all of which encourage actors to be playful, to focus on imagination and justification, and to have artistic courage and strong physicality.
He continues to conduct research into the Vakhtangov traditions and techniques, experimenting with approaches and methodologies, and blending the new and the classic. His findings are well-regarded, and have resulted in innovative and engaging theatrical experiences.
Oleg is based in London, where he is the artistic director of Belka Productions and a senior lecturer and acting tutor at Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins.
“Having studied with Oleg, I found him to be a sensitive, intelligent and inspiring acting coach. I feel that he has always been receptive and very easy to work with.”
— Michael Fassbender