Anatoly Shuliev

Chief director at the Vakhtangov Theatre since 2023.

Anatoly Shuliev was born on November 22, 1989 in Vladikavkaz.

In 2008-2011, he studied acting at the State Institute for Theatre Art – GITIS, at the workshop of Mikhail Skandarov. In 2016, Anatoly Shuliev graduated from The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (acting and directing course of Nina Dvorzhetskaya and Rimas Tuminas).

His graduation performance ‘Exit the King’ based on the play by Eugene Ionesco was shown at the Vakhtangov Theatre as a part of the “Master Direction of Rimas Tuminas”, as well as in the Tylos festival in Vilnius (Lithuania).

In 2015, Anatoly Shuliev received the award of the Ministry of Culture entitled “Young Talents of Russia 2015”.

Since 2017, he has been running workshops at the Acting department of the State Institute for Theatre Art – GITIS (course of Mindaugas Karbauskis). Anatoly Shuliev staged ‘Who Killed Fyodor Pavlovich?’ based on the eleventh book of the novel ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky (2021) with his students.

In December 2017, Anatoly Shuliev staged the short story ‘Compulsion’ as a part of the performance ‘Stefan Zweig. Novels’ on the Simonovskaya stage of the Vakhtangov Theatre.

In April 2021, he released the third performance at the Vakhtangov Theatre based on the play ‘The Stupid-Lady’ by the founder of the Spanish national drama Lope de Vega. This performance became a part of the series ‘Theatrical Parallels. A Journey in Four Parts’ dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Vakhtangov Theatre. ‘The Stupid-Lady’ gained the Audience Award at the Directing Lessons Festival.

In 2023, Anatoly Shuliev staged the play ‘Amadeus’, which became the director’s first work at the historical stage of the Vakhtangov Theatre.

In April 2023, Anatoly Shuliev was appointed the Chief Director of the Vakhtangov Theatre.

At the Mayakovsky Theatre, he produced ‘I was in the house and waiting …’ based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce (2016), ‘Easy Money’ by Alexander Ostrovsky (2017), “Don Juan” based on the play by Molière (2018), ‘The Eldest Son’ by Alexander Vampilov (2020), ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde (2021), ‘Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man’ by Alexander Ostrovsky (2022):

At the Pushkin Theatre, Anatoly Shuliev staged the play ‘Hedda Gabler’ by Henrik Ibsen (2018).

As a film director, he made short movies: ‘Wings’ (“The Best Film” at Vision Festival); ‘Behind the Closed Door’ (participant of the Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA), Los Angeles); ‘The Gift’ (“The Best Movie” of The Free Filmmakers Festival and of the IndieFlix Festival, Manchester, UK).