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Anthony King was interviewed by Sky News in a fun and smiley interview talking about teaching people how to dance like the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The presenter asked Anthony about his online videos which have been viewed millions of times. Anthony also talks about his classes being featured by Michael Jackson’s official website, as well as taking a look at the Thriller prison dance video, Thriller wedding video and Anthony’s other videos. The presenter also read a piece from Anthony’s blog and commented on how impressive Anthony’s website was.
Anthony King is a regular commentator for Sky News and in this interview broadcast live from Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, Anthony goes into detail about Michael Jackson’s legendary dance talent, how it compares to other dancers and his impact on the entertainment industry. Anthony talks about Michael Jackson’s tap ability from the old Jackson shows as well as how Michael stands out in comparison to other dancers and his backing dancers. Anthony also talks in depth about Michael Jackson’s This Is It residency as well as seeing Michael Jackson injured live onstage in Munich, Germany 1999 and how this affected his future performances.
A tired Anthony King was interviewed by ITN News where he discusses being asked to be part of the O2 This Is It concert residency pre-show by AEG Live on the week of Michael Jackson’s passing. Anthony had a logistical meeting scheduled at the O2 arena on the week Michael died. Anthony also talks about the history of his Michael Jackson style dance class, being featured by Michael Jackson, how he started, as well as being introduced to performing by his step-brother who worked for Michael Jackson for many years.
Sky News visited Anthony’s Michael Jackson style dance class and filmed him teaching Michael Jackson’s Thriller choreography. In a brief interview Anthony said that Michael Jackson was one of the greatest dancers ever, in league with the legends like Fred Astaire.