Dmitrii began his career at the age of eight in a family of performers in the Great Moscow Circus in Russia. He was part of the Flying Arnaoutov Act, which his father created in 1936 and is now known as Russian or Korean cradle. His six decade-long career included performing and directing with the Great Moscow Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and many other entertainment corporations around the world. In 2003, Dmitrii created his own company, Cirque Nouvel Air, which offered circus performances for corporate events and galas around the world. Finally, he became the head coach of the renowned show Cortéo for Cirque du Soleil where he toured for five years in North America, Japan, Russia, Europe, and South America. Most recently, he was part of the creative team for the new Cirque du Soleil show, Toruk.