He graduated from the St. Petersburg State Stiglitz Arts and Industry Academy in 2002.
He has been costume and set designer be more than 60 productions, such as The Nutcracker (Rostov State Music Theatre); Don Carlo (Sakai City Opera, Osaka, Japan); Aleko, Raymonda, Iolanta (Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ufa); Aleko (Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre, Yerevan); Aida (Chelyabinsk State Academic Glinka Opera and Ballet Theatre); La Cenerentola (The Kyiv Academic Youth Theatre); Onegin (St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet); Mavra, Mozart and Salieri (Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre); Il trovatore (Kazakh State Academic Abay Theatre of Opera and Ballet); Coppélia, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly (Perm Academic Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre); Rusalka (Mikhailovsky Theatre, St.Petersburg); Carmen, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Mavra, L'Histoire du soldat, Bastien und Bastienne (the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, Vladivostok); Playing the Victim, The Marriage of Figaro, Bury Me Behind the Baseboard, God of Carnage (the Baltic House Festival Theatre, St.Peterburg); A Mad World, My Masters, Intrigue and Love (Novosibirsk Globus Theatre); Wife is wife (Omsk Drama Theater), Take! (St.Petersburg State Drama Theatre Comedian’s Refuge); Human commodity, A Profitable Position (St.Petersburg Komissarzhevskaya Drama Theatre); The School for Taxpayers, Summer of One Year, The Mistress of the Inn, The Government Inspector (Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater); Translations (Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre); Twelfth Night, Grönholm’s Method, Marriage, The Dover Road (Riga Chekhov Russian Theatre); The Good Lie, FiveEvenings, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Moscow Lenkom Theatre); The Imaginary Invalid (St.Petersburg Raikin Variety Theatre). The most productions were made together with Olga Shaimshmelashvili.
Since 2014, he has been set designer at the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Since 2016, he has been chief set designer at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Pyotr Okunev is also engaged in design of concerts, exhibitions and shows.
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor — Designer