In 1996 graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Art where he was a student of Grigory Kozlov. from 2004 to 2009 was an actor in Anton Adasinsky`s company Derevo, and since 2007 has collaborated with the Russian Engineering Theater AXE and the Kiev Centre of Contemporary Arts DAKH. In 2010Maxim Didenko founded the theatre association The Drystone where he staged a number of performances. In collaboration with Alisa Oleinik in 2011 founded the Russian School of Physical Theatre.
Productions: OLESYA. LOVE STORY (in collaboration with Nikolai Dreiden) at the Priyut Koomedianta Theatre, St. Petersburg; LYONKA PANTELEEV. MUSICAL in collaboration with Nikolai Dreiden at the St. Petersburg TYuZ; THE SECOND VISION in collaboration with Yury Kvyatkovsky and Moscow Art Theatre School; ballet PASSENGER in collaboration with Vladimir Varnava; THE OVERCOAT. BALLET to Ivan Kushnir`s music; BACKBONE FLUTE at the St. Petersburg Lensoviet Theatre; LITTLE TRAGEDIES at the Studio Theatre, Omsk; RED CAVALRY at the Moscow Art Theatre School; KHARMS. MYR at the Gogol Centre, Moscow.
Didenko gives master classes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Omsk and Prague. He teaches at the Moscow Art Theatre School and St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Art. Has been honored with numerous awards including the Golden Mask National Theatre Award.