Born on September 27, 1955, in Leningrad, Russia, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). In 1977 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography. In 1992 he graduated from the directing Departement of GITIS Academy (workshop of A. Vasiliev).
From 1976-1980 Aleksandr Galibin was a permanent member of the troupe at the Theatre of Komissarzhevskaya in St. Petersburg. There his stage partners were such actors as Ivan Krasko, Tamara Abrosimova, Stanislav Landgraf, Elena Safonova, Georgiy Korolchuk, Boris Sokolov, Petr Shelokhonov, and other notable Russian actors.
From 1981-1992 Galibin was a staff actor at the Lenfilm Studio in St. Petrsburg, Russia. He played over 30 leading and supporting roles in Russian and international film and television productions. From 1992-1996 Galibin studied directing in Moscow under the famous experimental director Anatoli Vasilyev, and graduated as director. Since 2003 Aleksandr Galibin has been Artistic Director of the Pushkin Drama Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also directed stage plays at the Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT) in Moscow, at the Mariinsky Opera Theatre in St. Petersburg, and many other Russian and international productions. Galibin is an acclaimed Russian actor and director. He is highly regarded for his classic noblesse, intelligence, and effortless style. Galibin was designated Honorable Artist of Russia.