Dmitry Volkostrelov entered the Department of directing and acting of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts in 1998, participated in theatrical productions of DSV-MSU studio. He graduated from the Directing Department of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Art in 2007 and was a student of the MDT - Theatre of Europe studio-course, art director L.A. Dodin. Dmitry Volkostrelov participated in the production of "Life and Fate" based on Vassily Grossman’s novel. In 2006 - 2007 Dmitry Volkostrelov worked as an actor at the Maly Drama Theatre.
Productions by Dmitry Volkostrelov: "A Locked Door" at "ON.Teatre", St. Petersburg, "A Bad Girl" by P. Pryazhko, "The Delhi Dance" by Ivan Vyrypaev at the Bryantsev TYuZ, "The Coffeehouse Owner," "I am Free" by Pavel Pryazhko, «Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat» by Mark Ravenhill at the “Post” theatre (together with Semen Alexandrovsky), "A Soldier" by Pavel Pryazhko at Teatr.doc and “Post” theatre, “July” by Ivan Vyrypaev in the framework of the "August" project at the "Osobnyak" (Mansion) theatre, "Three-quarters" by Boris Filanovsky – the project of "Laboratory of contemporary opera."