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Emma Slater Biography

Emma Slater born Emma Louise Slater is an English-American professional dancer and choreographer. She is best known for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars. She has numerous titles to her name. In 2005, at the age of 16, she won the British Under 21 Latin American Championships at the Blackpool Closed 2005.

Emma Slater Age

Slater is [calculate_years datestring=”12/2/1988″] years old. He was born on December 25, 1988, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. He also celebrates his birthday on December 25th every year. Moreover, his birth sign is Capricorn.

Emma Slater Height and Weight

Emma measures an average standing height of 5 feet 5 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.65 meters tall. However, her exact weight as well as her other body measurements are currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made available.

Facts About Emma Slater

  1. Full Name: Emma Louise Slater
  2. Popular As: Emma Slater
  3. Occupation: Dancer
  4. Age: [calculate_years datestring=”12/2/1988″] years old
  5. Birthday: December 25
  6. Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  7. Weight: Not Available
  8. Parents: Not Available
  9. Siblings: Not Known
  10. Wife: Not Available
  11. Children: Not Available
  12. Net Worth:$100k– $1 million

Emma Slater Parents and Siblings

Her father’s name is Robin Slater. She has a twin sister, Kelly Slater, who works as a stylist and costume designer for the show, ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

Emma Slater Husband and Children

She dated fellow Dancing with the Stars member Sasha Farber from 2011 to 2014. In December 2015, Farber made a post on his Instagram account confirming that he and Slater were back together. On 4 October 2016, Farber proposed to Slater during a broadcast of Dancing with the Stars.

Slater married Farber on 25 March 2018, with fellow Dancing with the Stars pros Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, and Jenna Johnson serving as bridesmaids, and Derek Hough serving as one of Farber’s groomsmen. She became an American citizen in December 2020. In April 2022, Slater and Farber separated; she filed for divorce in February 2023.

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Emma Slater Education

At the age of 10, Slater started her training in ballroom and Latin American dance. In the early years of competing, she won a number of competitions in England. At 15, she appeared in a George Michael music video “Round Here” produced by Bikini Films on location in London. Later that year, Slater took part in the fitness video “Latinasize” again filmed at the Pinewood Studios in London England.

Emma enrolled at ‘Novelli Stage School’ at the age of 4 to learn ballet, and began competing in Latin American and Ballroom dancing at the age of 10. At 15, she appeared in a George Michael music video, ‘Round Here.’ The video, produced by ‘Bikini Films,’ was shot at the ‘Rivoli Ballroom,’ in London. During the same year, she was part of the fitness video, ‘Latinasize,’ which was shot at the ‘Pinewood Studios.’

Emma Slater Career

Competitive Dancing

Slater has numerous titles to her name. In 2005, at the age of 16, she won the British Under 21 Latin American Championships at the Blackpool Closed 2005. She won the 2006 United Kingdom Under 21 Latin American Championships at the Bournemouth Pavilions, England. Ranked in the world’s top 10, Slater went on to represent the UK in competitions around the world.


At 16, Slater joined the hit theatre show ‘Simply Ballroom’ touring the UK, including Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London’s West End, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. While in South Africa Slater appeared on Dancing with the South African Stars with her celebrity partner TV Host Dalen Lance. Following Simply Ballroom, Slater had an extended run in London’s West End with theatre shows; Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre where she was the Principal Latin Dancer/Ballroom Supervisor, but also understudied and played the principal role of Lisa Houseman, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ at The Coliseum and ‘Latin Fever’ at the Peacock Theatre.

In 2009 Slater joined the stage show Burn the Floor for the China tour initially but later joined the cast for an extended run at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway New York City and a world tour covering: Belgium, Holland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, West End London, a nine-month USA multi-city tour. She also danced and advised on UK’s ITV Popstar to Opera Star on a number of occasions.

Mamma Mia!

In 2008, Slater was featured in the Universal Pictures movie Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth, directed by Phyllida Lloyd – this included singing on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the movie with the cast, produced by ABBA. The movie was shot in part on the Greek island of Skopelos but primarily inside Pinewood Studios London.

Dancing with the Stars

In March 2012, Slater joined the fourteenth season of the American edition of Dancing with the Stars as a troupe dancer, where she danced and choreographed all of the opening dance numbers including the finale. Later that year, she choreographed Usher at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas including partner work with co-choreographer and also troupe member, Sasha Farber.

After three seasons of being a troupe member, she was announced as one of the new female professional dancers for the seventeenth season of the show in September 2013. Her celebrity partner was award-winning comedian, singer, and actor, Bill Engvall. Despite receiving low scores from the judges for most of the season, they were able to reach the finals but were eliminated at the end of the first night, landing them in 4th place. For season 18, she returned as a professional dancer partnered with movie actor Billy Dee Williams. Due to a back injury on Billy Dee, they withdrew from the competition in Week 3. For season 19, she was paired with race-car driver Michael Waltrip and they finished in 7th place. For season 20, she paired with LMFAO singer Redfoo but on week 2, they were the first couple eliminated. For season 21 she paired with Vine star Hayes Grier. They were eliminated in Week 7 and finished in 8th place. Slater did not participate in Season 22 of the reality show.

Slater returned for season 23 and was paired with former Texas governor and two-time presidential candidate Rick Perry. They were eliminated in week 3 of the competition and finished in 12th place. She returned for season 24 and was paired with NFL running back Rashad Jennings; Jennings and Slater won the competition on 23 May 2017, marking Slater’s first win.

For season 25, Slater was partnered with realtor, and Property Brothers co-host, Drew Scott. They made the finals of the competition but were eliminated on night one, finishing in 4th place.

For season 26, Slater was paired with former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon. They were eliminated on the first week of competition, tying in 9th place with Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev.

For season 27, she was partnered with actor & country music singer John Schneider. The couple was eliminated on week 7 of the competition and finished in joint 7th place with DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold.

She also did a junior version (Dancing With The Stars Jrs.) The show was hosted by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz and judges Adam Rippon, Mandy Moore, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. She mentored Raven’s Home actor Jason Maybaum and pro Elliana Walmsley. They got out at week 5.

For season 28, Slater was paired with actor James Van Der Beek. Despite earning high scores from the judges throughout the season and being considered frontrunners to win, the couple was eliminated during the semi-finals of the competition where they finished in 5th place.

For season 29, Slater was paired with former NBA player Charles Oakley. They were the first couple to be eliminated and finished in 15th place. For season 30, Slater was paired with country singer Jimmie Allen. They finished in 7th place.

For season 31, Slater was paired with actor and model Trevor Donovan. They reached the semi-finals and finished in 6th place.

Emma Slater Net Worth

Slater has made a great fortune from her dancing career and has accumulated great wealth from it as well. As such, she has an estimated net worth ranging between $100k to $1 million.

Emma Slater Instagram

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