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 for more than fourteen years, Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag are one of Britain’s most widely recognised, highly acclaimed, hard working and best loved ballroom dancing couples.
Anton & Erin: Dance Partners
They have become household names, dance icons and national treasures. The couple encapsulate the glitz, glamour and elegance of a bygone era; so they truly are modern day stars of stage and screen, adding showbiz sparkle wherever they appear. From making regular television appearances and 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 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 for 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.
Strictly Come Dancing
It was no surprise that the couple caught the eye of the BBC, when it decided that prime time Saturday TV was in need of a strictly fabulous new show. With Anton’s wit and charm teamed with Erin’s allure and elegance, the couple were chosen in 2004 to star in the first series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. This was their big break, it 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 & Erin are the only professional couple to have appeared in every series to date.
Anton & Erin Live Stage Show
With the public’s appetite for dance showing no sign of abating, and indeed with the success of ‘Strictly’, Anton & Erin continue to fill theatres and auditoriums country wide… their appeal translating from TV to the live stage.
From choreographing the hit stage show ‘Simply Ballroom’ (which toured the world for two years), to four 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 – each more spectacular than the last. They continue to dazzle audiences with their charm, wit and ballroom dancing magic.
Regular performances at corporate, private and charity events, as well as appearing on the red carpet at media awards and launches. They are in great demand and bestow an air of elegance and romance upon any occasion.
They are true ambassadors of dance: they showcase ballroom dancing at its best with their beguiling talent, grace and chemistry, and are thrilled that the nation has taken them to its heart.
The most recognisable figures in the world of ballroom dance today, are available to add their magic and sparkle to your next corporate or private event.
Anton & Erin have headlined corporate events for clients such as:
- Mercedes Benz
- Coca Cola
- Coutts Bank
- Virgin Money
- LLoyds TSB
- The Henrys
- Warwickshire Air Ambulance
They can also be booked for select private functions too!
Hiring Anton & Erin
Events are tailored to meet the clients’ needs, with options ranging from cabarets to team building events and workshops. If you’re planning your next corporate or private event, be sure to book this duo to add their magic and sparkle to any occasion. They’ll be happy to work with you to make your event inspirational, memorable, and strictly successful.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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