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Emma Slater Biography – Emma Slater Wiki
Emma Slater is a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars.
At the age of four, Emma studied ballet at Novelli Stage School and started dancing at the age of five. She had been introduced to Latin and ballroom dance and started to compete shortly thereafter by the age of 10.
DWTS pro-Slater was featured in George Michael’s music video for “Round Here”, as well as the popular fitness program “Latinasize with Lilia” earlier on in her career.
In 2005, at just sixteen years old, she toured the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa with the renowned production Simply Ballroom. Later that year, she and her partner won the 2005 British Under 21 Latin American Championship in Blackpool, England.
Slater won the 2006 United Kingdom Under 21 Latin American Championships in Bournemouth, England, and appeared in Strictly Come Dancing: South Africa.
In 2007, Slater was featured in Universal Pictures’ big screen adaptation of the hit stage musical Mamma Mia! directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth. She also appears on the film’s Grammy-winning soundtrack.
The pro dancer joined the cast of Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End, directed by James Powell. Not only was she a featured Latin dancer, but she also understudied and performed the principal role of Lisa “Baby” Houseman. Slater continued her stay in London’s West End with the shows Cheek to Cheek at The Coliseum and Latin Fever at The Peacock Theatre.
In 2009, she joined Burn the Floor for its tour of China and soon after starred in the show’s Broadway incarnation at the Long Acre Theatre.
She then appeared in ITV1’s Popstars to Operastars multiple times, becoming the program’s ballroom advisor before touring the world with Burn the Floor (including stops in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, Belgium and Holland).
Emma Slater Dancing With the Stars
Emma was a member of the Troupe on DWTS for Season 14, Season 15, and Season 16. She became a professional dancer for the seventeenth season of the show in September 2013. Her celebrity partner was award-winning comedian, singer, and actor, Bill Engvall.
In the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors series, the pro dancer Emma was the mentor of Elliana Walmsley and her partner Jason Maybaum. They placed 7th.
Emma Slater Age
She was born Emma Louise Slater on 25 December 1988 in Sutton Coldfield, England.
Emma Slater Husband
Emma Slater was previously married to fellow Dancing with the Stars professional Sasha Farber.
Their relationship started in 2011 to 2014 and 2015 to 2016. They became engaged on 4 October 2016. Sasha proposed during a live show in Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. They married on 25 March 2018 at Bella Blanca in Los Angeles.
Before their four-year anniversary in 2022, they separated without a divorce. Slater filed for divorce in February 2023.
In an episode of the Viall Files podcast, Emma stated about the divorce, “It’s really the kid thing,” she explained on the August 15, 2023 episode. “It’s interesting because I do want to have kids, I just don’t want to delay Sasha’s path in having kids because I know that he is ready for that. I don’t want to talk about him too much because that’s really for him to say, but it’s about kids.”
Emma Slater Twin Sister
The DWTS pro-Emma has a twin sister, Kelly Slater, who works as her stylist and costume designer on the show.
Emma Slater and Trevor Donovan – Boyfriend
In the 31st season of DWTS, it was highly speculated that Slater and her dance partner Trevor Donovan were a couple. In an interview with various news outlets, Slater stated, “It’s so easy to be myself with Trevor.”
The two did not however confirm the news.
Emma Slater Mamma Mia
DWTS pro-Slater was featured in the Universal Pictures movie Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. She also appears on the film’s Grammy-winning soundtrack.
Emma Slater Net Worth
DWTS pro-Emma Slater’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
The DWTS pro is of both English and American nationalities. She was born in England and has gained American citizenship over time.
Her Instagram handle is @theemmaslater.