Mikhail Ivanovich Sobolev was born in Moscow in 1983.
He attended music school where he studied the clarinet and piano. He graduated from the acting program of the Gavriil Derzhavin International Slavyansky Institute in 2005. While there he performed in student productions of Alexander Ostrovsky?s Wolves and Sheep, Fyodor Dostoevsky?s The Devils and Nikolai Gogol?s Viy.
Mikhail has performed on percussion and guitar in various bands. He was lead guitarist of TauKita and now is the lead guitarist in the band Bergi.
He began playing percussion in Oxy Rocks in 2006. Since 2005 he has worked in various capacities for the Oksana Mysina Theatrical Brotherhood. He became Oksana?s director?s assistant on Quixote and Sancho and he doubles as director?s assistant and actor in Ariston. He has also worked as a director?s assistant on Alexei Zuyev?s production of After the Curtain, based on Brian Friel?s sequel to a Chekhov play, and on Yury Urnov?s productions of Maxim Kurochkin?s Vodka, Fucking, Television and The King of Sins and the Queen of Fears, based on Witold Gombrowicz?s Iwonna, Princess of Burgundia. In the fall of 2006 during the Territory Festival he acted with Yelena Morozova in a performance piece.
Mikhail is married to the beautiful Svetlana Shevtsova, who also performs in Ariston.