Dimitrij Schaad was born in Kazakhstan in 1985. From 2005 to 2009 he studied at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding and the Theatre Academy of St. Petersburg. In 2006 he was a guest actor at the Münchner Kammerspiele; he became a company member of the Essen Theatre in 2009 and a company member of the Bochum Theatre in 2010. He has collaborated with directors such as Roger Vontobel, Sebastian Nübling, Jan Klata and Jan Neumann. His most important roles as an actor are Romeo, Biff Loman, Spiegelberg, Haimon, Karl Rossmann and Hamlet. In 2011 he was awarded the Bochum Theater Prize and was honoured at the NRW Theatre Meeting as Best Emerging Actor. Since the season 2013/2014 Dimitrij Schaad is a company member of the Gorki Theatre. He performed in The Situation, which was invited to the Theatertreffen 2016. The Piece was elected as piece of the year (Stück des Jahres) 2016.