The Way She Moves! SA Dancer Oti Mabuse Is Making Waves On The British Dance Floor

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On the center stage of the 2016 BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is South African professional dancer Oti Mabuse who moves like she was born for it.

Oti, a Pretoria-born professional dancer has made a grand return for a second season of the popular show.

Oti and her dance partner on the show, former Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac are like a match made in heaven. In fact, the duo have been tipped to win this season.

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Watching the two of them heat up the dance floor is really worth the time. Meanwhile, their latest performance, an Argentine Tango earned them top marks putting them at the top of the leader board.

Watch Oti Mabuse and Danny Mac garner a standing ovation

Oti’s specialty is Latin and she has proven beyond doubt that she can pull it off anytime. She has been on the dance floor, starting from a young age.



Though she studied Chemical Engineering, Oti’s flare for dancing surpasses all other career interests. She has won the South African Latin American Championship eight times. After bagging her degree in Engineering, Oti moved to Germany to pursue her dance career.

While in Germany, she appeared on Let’s Dance; the German version of Strictly Come Dancing in seasons eight and nine. Oti’s debut on BBC Strictly appearance was in 2015 when she was teamed with boxer, Anthony Ogogo. The combo didn’t work out as planned as the pair got eliminated in week 2 of the show.

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Oti also partnered with actor Tom Chambers to participate in the Strictly 2015 Christmas Special. Her dance titles include – third place in World Cup Freestyle Latin in 2014; second place European Championship Latin in 2014 and first place in German Championship PD Freestyle Latin.

And if her performances on Strictly Come Dancing are anything to go by, then she will soon add the title to her list.

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