Emma Slater



Dancer Profile
Birth Date December 25, 1988 (1988-12-25) (age 29)
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
Emma Louise Slater Farber is a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


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Originally from Tamworth, a medieval town in the center of England, Emma Slater began dancing at the age of 5. By 10, 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 on 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 16 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 on 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 can also be heard 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 on 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 17Edit

Emma was partnered with Bill Engvall. Placed 4th.


1Former 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.
2For week 8 singer Cher was the guest judge for Len.
3For week 10 former pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was a guest judge.

Dancing with the Stars 18 Edit

Emma was partnered with Billy Dee Williams. Placed 10th.


Dancing with the Stars 19 Edit

Emma was partnered with Michael Waltrip. Placed 7th.


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

Dancing with the Stars 20 Edit

Emma was partnered with Redfoo. Placed 12th.

Scores Edit

Dancing with the Stars 21Edit

Emma was partnered with Hayes Grier. 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 by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
4 Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John.

Dancing with the Stars 23Edit

Emma was partnered with Rick Perry. Placed 12th.


Dancing with the Stars 24Edit

Emma was partnered with Rashad Jennings. Placed 1st.


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

Dancing with the Stars 25Edit

Emma was partnered with Drew Scott. Placed 4th.


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

Dancing with the Stars: AthletesEdit

Emma was partnered with Johnny Damon. Placed 9th.


Dancing with the Stars 27Edit

Emma was partnered with John Schneider. Placed 7th/8th.


Dancing with the Stars: JuniorsEdit

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


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score 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


  • Emma was a member of the Troupe for season 14, season 15, and season 16.
  • At age 15, she appeared in the music video for George Michael's "Round Here".
  • 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.
  • 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 on 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.