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British professional dancer, choreographer, and television personality Emma Louise Slater is well-known for her roles on the US version of the dance reality program “Dancing with the Stars.” She grew up in Staffordshire, England, and developed a strong passion for dancing at a young age. At the age of four, she began studying ballet, and at the age of ten, she began competing in ballroom and Latin American dance contests. She starred in the “Round Here” music video by George Michael when she was a teenager. She soon started taking part in stage productions, including “Burn the Floor” and “Simply Ballroom,” and she toured many locations with these productions. Slater has also placed in the world’s “Top 20” for under-21 Latin American dancing and won titles in dance competitions, including “British Under-21 Latin American Championship.” Slater collaborated with Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep on the “Mamma Mia!” movie for Universal Pictures. She accepted an invitation to compete in “Dancing with the Stars” season 14 and joined the ensemble. Slater and NFL player Rashad Jennings were the winners of the show’s 24th season. She is wed to Sasha Farber, a dancer.

Childhood & Formative Years

On December 25, 1988, Emma Slater was born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. Robin Slater is the name of her father. Kelly Slater, her twin sister, is a stylist and costume designer for the television program “Dancing with the Stars.”

At the age of four, Emma started ballet classes at “Novelli Stage School.” At the age of ten, she started participating in Latin American and ballroom dance. When she was fifteen, she starred in the “Round Here” music video by George Michael. “Bikini Films” produced the film, which was recorded at London’s “Rivoli Ballroom.” She appeared in the “Latinasize” workout video that year, which was recorded at “Pinewood Studios.”

Dancing Contests & Professional Path

Slater was the “Principal Latin Dancer” in the stage production “Simply Ballroom” when she was sixteen years old. The performance made stops in the UK, the UAE, and South Africa. TV host Dalen Lance was Emma’s celebrity partner on “Dancing with the South African Stars” during the tour’s South African leg.

She won the 2005 British Under-21 Latin American Championship at Blackpool and the United Kingdom Under-21 Latin American Championship at Bournemouth while she was still a performer on the television program Simply Ballroom. She competed in dance contests at all levels, representing England, and her under-21 Latin dancing ranking put her in the top 20 worldwide.

Slater starred alongside Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth in the Universal Pictures film “Mamma Mia!” from 2007. She also contributed vocals to the Grammy-winning music for the film, which “ABBA” produced.

She made an appearance in “Dirty Dancing” at the London West End’s “Aldwych Theater” later that year. Slater not only performed as the “Principal Latin Dancer/Ballroom Supervisor,” but she also understudied and took on the significant role of “Lisa Houseman.” Her other theater credits included “Latin Fever” at the “Peacock Theater” and “Cheek to Cheek” at “The Coliseum.”

Slater made an appearance in “Burn the Floor,” another theatrical production, in 2009. After receiving an extended run at the “Longacre Theater” on “Broadway,” in New York City, she traveled to a number of countries with this production, including Belgium, Holland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States for nine months, stopping in multiple cities.

In 2012, Slater received an invitation to participate in the fourteenth season of the American adaptation of the dance reality program, “Dancing with the Stars.” She performed in all of the opening dance sequences and choreographed the show’s finale after joining the ensemble. She choreographed Usher for the 2012 Billboard American Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during the summer of 2012.
Slater advanced from being a member of the ensemble to a professional dancer for the 17th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in September 2013. Bill Engvall, an actor, singer, and comedian, was her celebrity partner for that season. Together, they made it to the final round and placed fourth.

During seasons 18 through 21, she also dated movie star Billy Dee Williams, professional racer and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, singer Redfoo, and “Vine” star Hayes Grier. She did not participate in the show’s 22nd season. She was paired with US Presidential contender Rick Perry in season 23. On May 23, 2017, Slater and partner Rashad Jennings emerged victorious in the 24th season. She went on to pair with baseball player Johnny Damon, country singer John Schneider, and realtor-turned-actor Drew Scott for the next three seasons.

In 2014–2015, Slater participated in the wildly popular “Dancing with the Stars Live Tour Show.” There were 39 locations for the show across the United States, with Alfonso Ribeiro serving as host.

Alongside Gethin Jones, she has presented “Dancing with the Stars All Access Live,” and she is the first professional to lead a live fitness class on “All Access DWTS.”

Individual Life of Emma Slater

From 2011 until 2014, Slater dated Sasha Farber, an Australian professional dancer. Although it was reported that they had split up in 2014, Farber revealed on social media that they had reconciled in 2015. On October 4, 2016, he made Slater an offer on a “Dancing with the Stars” program. The couple wed on March 25, 2018, having become engaged in 2017.

Net worth of Emma Slater

The estimated net worth of Emma Slater is about $2 million.