*”Dancing With the Stars” is bringing a bit of diversity to its lineup of professionals with the addition of South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe.
With his new gig on the popular dance competition, Motsepe becomes the first professional dancer of color on “DWTS.” Prior to joining “Dancing,” Motsepe worked on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013.
His other credits include touring with “Burn the Floor” as principal dancer on the Australian and Japan tours, in addition to performing on the show’s weekly productions on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Getaway.
Dancing isn’t the only thing Motsepe is known for. In 2012, he made history as the first South African to join the “Burn the Floor” world tour. During his time on the production, Motsepe quickly rose up the ranks to become the male principle dancer in the cast. His hard work paid off when he was handpicked to perform as a soloist during the “Burn the Floor’s” residency at the Shaftesbury Theatre on London’s West End.
Motsepe’s inclusion among the “DWTS” professionals comes as ABC prepares to announce the celebrities that will compete on the show when it returns for its 19th season on September 15.
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