Emil trained at Arts Educational Schools, London, where he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre. He is the founder of Emil Dale Academy and West End Excess. Emil is also co-founder of talent agency Dale Hammond Associates. Alongside establishing the full and part time schools of Emil Dale Performing Arts, Emil has also established The Factory Playhouse, in-house theatre to Emil Dale Studios.
Producing and Directing credits at The Factory Playhouse include: Into The Woods (2015); Oliver! (2015); West Side Story (2015); Grease (2016); Les Miserables (2017); Hairspray (2017); Thoroughly Modern Millie (2018); Legally Blonde (2018); Sweeney Todd (2018); In The Heights (2019).
Further credits of Little Shop of Horrors and Footloose will be added in 2020 during The Factory Playhouse’s Spring and Summer Seasons.
Emil started his career as a member of the Nation Youth Theatre and The National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain.
He has appeared in: Hanging Around (National Theatre); St Vetus’ Project (Sadler’s Wells); and a season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Emil then went on to train for three years at Arts Educational Schools, London.
During this time, Emil played Otto in Pippin, Police Man in The Pirates of Penzance, Grosvenor in Patience, Bunn Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Timmony in Carousel.
Emil also appeared in the Sondheim 75th Birthday Celebration in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Further credits include: Jack and The Beanstalk (Gordon Craig Theatre); Beauty and The Beast (Gordon Craig Theatre); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Gordon Craig Theatre); Oliver! (Gordon Craig Theatre); Footloose (Gordon Craig Theatre). Emil was also offered the role of the White Rabbit with the Cambridge Touring Theatre.
Emil has also had an exciting career in television presenting. After presenting on Trouble TV, he went on to train at the London Academy of Film Television and Media, and has worked on radio and a whole host of music festivals and events.
Emil co-presented the Culture Show and presented for Brit Asian TV. Emil also played Mekite on the BBC series Relic. Emil has directed a vast array of performances, starting with his own production company, FluidTheatre.
Emil had taught and trained with various performing arts schools before opening Emil Dale’s School of Performing Arts. Created by Emil and co-founder Victoria Hammond in 2010, the pair then founded Dale Hammond Associates. The agency and school has now seen clients and students take on jobs across the West End, UK Tours, Television, and Film.