Born in Moscow, Russia. A graduate from the Russian University of Cinematography, he started his career in animation in 1989 at Studio Pilot. Has also worked at Varga Studio, Budapest as a director of numerous TV series and pilots, including Mr. Bean series, Keeper and Baby Blues , commissioned by well-known film and TV companies such as Warner Bros, Hit Entertainment, Cartoon network, Nickelodeon, Canal France international etc. Director of the pilots Beach-Peach, Kings Moon, Colin Vs. the World, Dexter and several short films for Sesame Street. In 2004 he became Creative Director of Studio Baestarts, Budapest.
His author’s animated shorts have won over 50 prizes in festivals around the world, including Annecy 2008 and 2009, Hiroshima, Zargeb, Seoul and New York. Alexei was a member of many selection committees and international juries at prestigious animation festivals such as Annecy 2009, Stuttgart, Karlovy Vary, Utrecht and others. He also works with students.