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We continue our look at Blacks In Ballroom with….
Motsi Mabuse is one of the top Latin ballroom dancers in Europe. Here’s her bio via A Sister In Germany blog:
Motshegetsi a.k.a Motsi, Mabuse was born on 11.04.1981 in Mankwe, South Africa. Her family relocated when she was five to Pretoria where she completed her primary and secondary education. Although she always had a passion for dancing, she went on to study law at the University of Pretoria, in an attempt to take over her dad’s law firm in due time. However her enthusiasm for dance changed the course of her life. She left law school after two years and began full time training with a state grant at the North-West Arts Council in South Africa.
She became South African vice-champion 1998. A year later she met her future dance partner and husband, Timo Kulczak, at the Blackpool Dance Festival in Britain.
Motsi and Timo danced for the Schwarz-Weiss Club Pforzheim from 2000 and became German Amateur Latin Champions 2009 and 2010. They represented Germany at the IDSF World Latin Championship where they got to the semi-finals. In 2010 they danced at the IDSF European Latin Championship and were 6th. They retired after 10 years (2010) from the stage but not from dancing.
The spotlights fell on Motsi when she participated 2007 and 2010 as a professional dancer in the TV Show “Let’s dance”, a German version of British ” Strictly Come Dancing” or American ” Dancing with the Stars”. She became a member of the jury 2011 in the show’s fourth season 2011. Motsi is planning a come-back with her dancing shoes on stage and a new dance partner Evgenij Vosniuk from Ukraine.