Principal dancer. On graduating from the Moscow Ballet School (Alexander Prokofiev's class) in 1988, Sergei Filin joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
His repertoire include: Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker); Jean de Brienne (Raymonda), Solor (La Bayadere), Prince Desire (The Sleeping Beauty), Conrad (Le Corsaire), Albrecht (Giselle), Prince (Swan Lake), James (La Sylphide), Basil (Don Quixote), Benedict (Love for Love by V. Boccadoro), Romeo and Paris (Romeo and Juliet), Count Cherry (Cipollino by G. Mayorov); solo parts in Chopiniana (choreography by M. Fokine), Mozartiana, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky pas de deux (choreography by G. Balanchine), Colas (La Fille mal Gardee, choreography by F. Ashton). He created following roles: Tom (The Last Tango by V. Gordeev, 1996), solo part in Dreams of Japan (by A. Ratmansky, 1999), Taor (La Fille du Pharaon by P Lacotte, 2000), Ballet dancer (The Bright Stream, 2003), Hanan (Leah, 2004) – by A. Ratmansky, Prince (Cinderella by Y. Possokhov, 2006). He is coached by Nikolai Fadeyechev.
From 2005 is the Guest star of Vienna Staatsoper.
Took part in the Tokyo International Ballet Festival in 2000 and 2003. In 2006 took part together with Mariya Alexandrova in enterprise Malakhov and friends in Japan.
Awards: prize Benois de la Danse (1994), the Danza-Danza magazine prize (Italy, 1995) and Ballet magazine (1995) and Soul of Dance in 2002. Received a Golden Mask awards for the best male ballet role (The Bright Stream).