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Emma Slater
Dancer Profile
Birth Date 25 December 1988 (1988-12-25) (age 33)
Hometown Sutton Coldfield, England

Partner(s) 17: Bill Engvall (4th)
18: Billy Dee Williams (10th)
19: Michael Waltrip (7th)
20: Redfoo (12th)
21: Hayes Grier (7th)
23: Rick Perry (12th)
24: Rashad Jennings (1st)
25: Drew Scott (4th)
Athletes: Johnny Damon (9th)
27: John Schneider (7th/8th)
Juniors: Mentor (7th)
28: James Van Der Beek (5th)
29: Charles Oakley (15th)
30: Jimmie Allen (7th)

Emma Louise Slater Farber is a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars.


Retrieved from abc.com
Originally from Tamworth, a medieval town in the center of England, Emma Slater began dancing at the age of five. By ten, she had been introduced to Latin and ballroom dance and started to compete shortly thereafter. Now, with an impressive list of professional credits, she is a professional dancer in ABC's smash competition series Dancing with the Stars.

Early in her career, Slater was featured in George Michael's music video for "Round Here", as well as popular fitness program "Latinasize with Lilia." In 2005, at just sixteen years old, she toured the United Kingdom (including London's West End), 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. Now representing England at all levels and ranked in the world's Top 20, Slater followed this success by winning the 2006 United Kingdom Under 21 Latin American Championships in Bournemouth, England, and by appearing 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.

Slater 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, she 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. Next, Slater 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).

Dancing with the Stars 17

Emma was partnered with Bill Engvall. They placed 4th.


1 Former professional dancer and two-time champion, Julianne Hough became Goodman's replacement as judge for that week, due to his commitments with the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing.
2 For Week 8, singer Cher was the guest judge for Len.
3 For Week 10, former pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was a guest judge.

Dancing with the Stars 18

Emma was partnered with Billy Dee Williams. They placed 10th.



Dancing with the Stars 19

Emma was partnered with Michael Waltrip. They placed 7th.


1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
2 The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman, with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
3 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Waltrip performed with Witney Carson instead of Slater. Slater performed with Tommy Chong.
4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
5 Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars 20

Emma was partnered with Redfoo. They placed 12th.

In Week 8, she danced a Trio Salsa with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess.


Dancing with the Stars 21

Emma was partnered with Hayes Grier. They placed 7th.


1 Score given by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro.
2 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Grier performed with Allison Holker instead of Slater. Slater performed with Alek Skarlatos.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
4 Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John.

Dancing with the Stars 23

Emma was partnered with Rick Perry. They placed 12th.


Dancing with the Stars 24

Emma was partnered with Rashad Jennings. They placed 1st.


1 Score given by guest judge Nick Carter.
2 Score given by guest judge Mandy Moore.

Dancing with the Stars 25

Emma was partnered with Drew Scott. They placed 4th.


1 Score given by guest judge Shania Twain.
1 Score given by guest judge Julianne Hough.


Dancing with the Stars: Athletes

Emma was partnered with Johnny Damon. They placed 9th.


Dancing with the Stars 27

Emma was partnered with John Schneider. They placed 7th/8th.


1 For their trio dance, John and Emma selected Joey Fatone to dance with them.


Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

Emma was the mentor of Elliana Walmsley and her partner Jason Maybaum. They placed 7th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Chmerkovskiy Rippon Moore
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Bills" 6 6 6 Safe
2 Jive / "Shake It" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "You've Got a Friend in Me" 7 7 8 Safe
4 Argentine Tango / "Youngblood" 8 8 9 Safe
5 Jazz / "It's Tricky" 8 8 9 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 28

Emma was partnered with James Van Der Beek. They placed 5th.


1 Score was given by guest judge Leah Remini.
2 Score was given by guest judge Joey Fatone.


Dancing with the Stars 29

Emma was partnered with Charles Oakley. They placed 15th.



Dancing with the Stars 30

Emma is partnered with Jimmie Allen. They placed 7th.


1 Due to Derek Hough's absence in Week Three due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, only three judges judged in Week Three.



  • Emma was a member of the Troupe for Season 14, Season 15, and Season 16.
  • In 2008, Emma had a small role in the Universal Pictures movie Mamma Mia!, making cameos in the "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" and "S.O.S." musical numbers, and sang backup on the film's soundtrack.
  • She dated fellow Dancing with the Stars professional Sasha Farber from 2011 to 2014 and 2015 to 2016.
  • Emma has a twin sister, Kelly Slater, who works as her stylist on the show.[1]
  • Emma is the first British professional to win Dancing with the Stars.
  • In 2013, Emma was originally intended to make her debut as a professional dancer in Strictly Come Dancing in the UK, but opted for the American version instead. As a result, she was replaced with Anya Garnis, who was partnered with actor Patrick Robinson.

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