Emil Faski was born in Ufa, Russia. He received his dance training at the renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, the ballet school of the Mariinsky Theatre. After graduating in 1993, he danced mainly roles of the classical ballet repertoire as first soloist of the St.Petersburg-based Yacobson Ballet until 1998. In 1998 he became a member of the Hamburg Ballet under the direction of John Neumeier and danced until 2001 in pieces by Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián and John Neumeier, among others. After a season with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, where he performed in choreographies by Jean-Christophe Maillot and William Forsythe, he returned to Hamburg Ballett in 2003. Here he danced solo roles in productions by John Neumeier until 2008: Death in Venice, The Seagull, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Songs of the Night, St Matthew Passion and Préludes CV as well as in pieces by Marco Goecke and Jiří Bubeníček. Since 2008 he has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. With his first piece Short Trip he was a finalist at the 12th International Solo Dance Theatre Festival in Stuttgart in 2008. In addition to numerous dance projects, including for Gauthier Dance (My prelude) or the series Noverre: Young Choreographers at the Stuttgart Ballet (Fragrance), he regularly creates new ballet works for the Mariinsky Theatre. In 2009, he was also responsible for the ballet scenes in the opera Les Troyens at the invitation of Valery Gergiev.
(Status: June 2021)