'Dancing With The Stars': Pro-dancer Emma Slater is a licensed real estate agent
Slater is back for her 13th season on 'Dancing With The Stars', along with country singer Jimmie Allen
For the choreographer of 'Dancing With The Stars', the competition is as tough as it gets -- not only do they have to come up and teach a celebrity choreography, but they also have to perform the same for judges and an audience. But, if anything, that might be the easy part, seeing that they are going up against their peers, who are the best dancers in the business.
Emma Slater's Season 29 run with NBA player Charles Oakley may have ended before it could even begin, but the pro dancer has quite a few seasons under her belt at this point. Now, with Season 30 here, she's ready to take on the competition with country singer Jimmie Allen.
Who is Emma Slater?
Emma Slater is a professional dancer and a Choreographer. She was raised in Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK. Slater began performing at a very young age, and by the time she was ten years old, she began training in ballroom and Latin American dance. At age 16, she joined the theatre show 'Simply Ballroom' and travelled across the UK, UAE and South Africa with them. She later joined the stage show for 'Burn the Floor' and travelled across Belgium, Holland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, West End London and the USA. Apart from her long-standing career performing in theatre shows, she was also a part of the 2008 production of 'Mamma Mia', starring the likes of Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.
Slater is a licensed real estate agent
Turns out, Slater isn't just passionate about dancing but has also begun a career in real-estate having earned her license sometime last year. She announced the same via an Instagram post, captioned-- "I got my real estate license today!!!! I really can’t believe it!!! Not too many people know this but I’ve been studying for quite a while, and I’ve had a passion for real estate all my life. I plan to use it for personal investments as well as help others with their real estate needs too. Now I can Cha Cha Cha round my open houses while I show you how big the closet space is! Hahahaha! Yay!"
She even made her first sale earlier this year and took to Instagram to celebrate the same. "I sold my first property today as a real estate agent! (And yes I have no property photo to show it so here’s one from a wicked shoot I did a couple of months ago ha!) The property was my first listing, a 3 bed townhome in the heart of Hollywood and it was actually one I owned with @sashafarber1! So yeah, I was my first client and as a client, I can tell you I was pretty happy with my real estste agent lol!We bought the unit over 3 years ago and today we officially closed which means it’s now owned by two fantastic, amazing new home owners! I wish them all the best for the future in their new home, I hope it is filled with so many wonderful memories and new adventures!! Congratulations to you two!! 💕🏡🎉 #realestateagent" she wrote, alongside a photo of herself.
She is married to fellow 'DWTS' pro, Sasha Farber
Slater and Farber began dating in 2011 but broke up later in 2014. However, the pair eventually reconciled and began dating the following year. In 2016, he even proposed to her during the show, after they performed together. The two tied the knot in 2018. And with it came the next question -- when are they having children. However, the couple is in no immediate rush, as they said while talking to US Weekly.
"I'm a baby myself a lot," Slater mentioned. "I feel like I'm 32, so definitely I could be thinking about it, but I just still feel like I'm not quite that age yet. There's a lot of women that feel like that. I don't know if it's just [because] I'm so involved in my career." she added.
Her 'DWTS' track record
She later joined the cast of 'DWTS' in 2012 as a troupe dancer. She became a professional dancer in Season 17 of the show in the following year. In Season 17, she was partnered with award-winning comedian Bill Engvall, and the duo placed 4th on the Season. In Season 18, she was paired with actor Billy Dee Williams, who left the show during week 3, due to an injury.
In Season 19, she performed with race-car driver Michael Waltrip, and the pair placed 7th. In Season 20, she performed with LMFAO singer Redfoo, but they were the first to be eliminated. In Season 21, she was partnered with Vine star Hayes Grier, and the duo placed 8th. Slater made a comeback in Season 23 along with former Texas governor and two-time presidential candidate Rick Perry, and they placed 12th. In Season 24, she was paired with NFL running back Rashad Jennings, and the duo went on to win the Season. In Season 25, she was partnered with Property Brothers co-host, Drew Scott and they came in 4th.
In Season 26, she performed with former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon, and they came in 9th. In Season 27, she performed with country music singer John Schneider and placed 7th. Season 28 saw her paired with actor James Van Der Beek, and they placed 5th.
And lastly, in Season 29, she was partnered with former NBA player Charles Oakley. Unfortunately, they were the first to be eliminated, securing their spot of 15th rank on the season.
Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' premieres on September 20 at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the episodes on abc.com and Hulu.