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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.

About the Partnership

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 eight 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; 'Anton & Erin Go To Hollywood', 2013' Anton Du Beke: Ballroom to Broadway', 2014; 'Anton & Erin: That's Entertainment', 2015; 'Anton & Erin... Just Gotta Dance', 2016; 'Anton & Erin: Swing Time', 2017; 'Anton & Erin: From Broadway to Hollywood', 2018; 'Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals', 2019... and new for 2020: 'Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies'!

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, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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.

Click here for more details on booking Anton & Erin for your next event - including Cabaret, Teambuilding & Workshops, Appearances, and Tuition & Choreography.

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  • IDTA Classic Championships 2003 and 2004
  • British National Finalist 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • BDF Star Ball finalist 2003
  • UK and International Rising Star finalist 2003
  • UBC Canadian champion

Highlights & Credits

  • Strictly Come Dancing — 2004–2012, with Anton continuing to compete in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Twelve, sell-out nationwide tours — 2009–2020...
  • Sell-out Christmas Cracker shows at The Royal Albert Hall — 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Special guest in 'Cole Porter Classics' at the Royal Festival Hall — 2014
  • BBC Proms In The Park — 2013 & 2014
  • Choreographing Simply Ballroom, the hit touring musical
  • Appearing at Buckingham Palace in support of the Not Forgotten Association


  • Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two — 2004–2019
  • Appearing in the Royal Variety Performance — 2004
  • Making Ballroom High for SKY 1
  • Children in Need — 2007
  • Dancing in the Streets Ballroom Blitz — 2006
  • Strictly Dance Fever — 2005
  • Test the Nation: Know Your English — 2005
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