Maxim Kalsin graduated from Moscow State University. In the 1990s he was the founder, owner and director of several private book shops. He has worked on Radio Rossia. Studied at the All-Russian S. A. Gerasimov State Institute of Cinematography (workshop of Karen Shakhnazarov). As an artist, he has been involved in several international open museum forums. In 2004 he graduated from the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre studio school (workshop of Kama Ginkas). He has worked on theatre productions in Moscow, Magnitogorsk, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Seoul (South Korea).