Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals.

The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013.

Earlier this year, Motsepe toured with “Burn the Floor” as principal dancer on the Australian and Japan tours, he also performed on their weekly productions on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Getaway.

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In 2012, Motsepe made history becoming the first South African to join the “Burn the Floor” World Tour.  He quickly became the male principle dancer in the cast, and was hand-picked to perform as a soloist during the shows residency at the Shaftesbury Theatre on London’s West End.

ABC has not announced the celebrities that will compete on when “Dancing with the Stars” returns for its 19th season on September 15.

Keoikantse Motsepe in “Burn The Floor”

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