About Anton and Erin
Household names, national treasures and true stars of stage and screen, Anton & Erin are the most respected and recognisable couple in ballroom dancing today.
Professional partners since 1997, Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag are one of Britain's most widely recognised, highly acclaimed, hard working and best loved ballroom dancing couples today. They have become household names, dance icons and national treasures.
The couple encapsulate the glitz, glamour and elegance of a bygone era and truly are modern day stars of stage and screen, adding showbiz sparkle wherever they appear. From making regular television appearances, headlining high profile events, to taking their class act on tour – much to the delight of their loyal and devoted fans – there is no doubt that Anton & Erin really are the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers of our modern times.
Anton & Erin's amazing journey began when the pair first met back in 1997. The couple quickly began to cut a dash through the dancing world, and within a year of forming their inimitable partnership they won the New Zealand Championships... and again the year after. In 1997 they also made it to the prestigious International Dance Championships at London's Royal Albert Hall.
After escalating the amateur rankings, Anton & Erin turned professional in 2002 to place 3rd in the UK in their first professional competition in Blackpool. Wins, accolades and much recognition were to follow as they continued to work the competition circuit, honing their talents.
It was no surprise that the couple caught the eye of the BBC when it decided that prime-time Saturday television was in need of a strictly fabulous new show. What with Anton's wit and charm, and Erin's allure and elegance, the couple were chosen in 2004 to star in the first series of the BBC1 television show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. This was their big break and would whisk them away from competitive life and onto career opportunities they had not dreamt possible.
Come Dancing was reborn, with a new format, celebrity partners, high profile judges, and the nation's favourite Bruce Forsyth at the helm. The show burst onto our screens and has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Anton appearing in all twelve series to date, and Erin the only female professional to appear in ten, stepping down from the competition prior to the birth of her son. See their Strictly journey and celebrity partners here.
Anton & Erin continue to fill theatres and auditoriums country-wide — their appeal translating from live television to the live stage. From choreographing the hit stage show 'Simply Ballroom' which toured internationally for two years, to seven acclaimed sell-out tours: 'Anton & Erin Cheek To Cheek', 2009; 'Anton & Erin Steppin' Out', 2010, 'Anton & Erin Puttin' On The Ritz', 2011, 'Let's Do It', 2012 and 'Anton & Erin Go To Hollywood', 2013, Anton Du Beke: Ballroom to Broadway', 2014 and 'Anton & Erin: That's Entertainment', 2015... and their 2016 tour is already in planning.
Appearing in the BBC's 'Proms In The Park' for the second year running, most recently at the spectacular Titanic Slipways in Belfast, and special guests in a 2014 showcase of 'Cole Porter Classics' at the Royal Festival Hall, their special appearances add timeless sparkle and panache to productions. Equally at home on world class stages as they are in the ballroom, their 'Christmas Cracker' performances have become a regular festive treat to sell-out audiences at the Royal Albert Hall in 2013 and 2014.
Performing regularly at corporate, private and charity events; appearing on the red carpet at media awards and launches, and booked season after season for residential workshops and gala dinners at premier hotel groups, Anton and Erin are in great demand, showcasing ballroom dancing at its best with their world-class talent, grace and chemistry.
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