Pyotr Okunev was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg today). In 1996 he finished the St Petersburg State College of Fine Arts named after B. Johanson at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002 he finished graduated from the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and Industry named after A. Stiglitz, Devision of Monumental Art at the Department of Interior Design and Technology.
In 2002-2014 he applied his knowledge and expertise in numerous drama productions, variety shows, outstanding opera and ballet productions. He designed over sixty opera, ballet and drama productions in Russia and abroad.
Since 2014 Mr. Okunev has been working as stage-designer of the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2016 Mr. Okunev was appointed as Chief Stage Designer of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
At the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre he has staged productions of the operas Carmen, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Tosca, Bastien und Bastienne, Mavra, The Tsar’s Bride, War and Peace.