Top South African Dancer To Judge In World’s Biggest Dance Competition


South Africa has been brought to another amazing limelight following the announcement that one of her dance super star Paul Modjadji would be judging a renowned, classic dance competition.

Modjadji was brought to limelight in 2011 after he emerged the first African to win the covet title of the world’s ultimate dance star. He was crowned world solo jazz champion.

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Paul Modjadji’s Feat

The dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur is known for his role on local soapie Backstage and as the choreographer behind South Africa’s first dance film, Hear Me Move.

He was in the world known biggest dancing competition. Recently, the Dance Star Organization confirmed their list of judges for the 2016 dance star world championships and Modjadji was picked to judge contestants.

The dance star expressed happiness and said, “Returning to the biggest dance platform as a part of a panel of esteemed international judges is a great leap and feat for a young dancer who grew up in the dusty streets of a little unknown village in the north of South Africa.

“I am honoured and hope to continue to be part of a new generation of young Africans who are changing the narrative of our continent from disfranchised to Global African excellence. This is more than just about me its about representing the best of our rich continent.”

Paul Modjadji was crowned top dancer in the globe at the Talent America Showcase in 2013. He also won multiple awards, including the coveted Inyathelo Philanthropy award and a Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Award- conferred on him president Obama.

He has also performed in Washington DC at a South African gathering, the Freedom Day picnic celebrations. Recently, Modjadji promised to perform a contemporary solo piece, Viva the Legend, a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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Over 55 countries would be represented in this year’s competition while a total of 5 000 dancers will be competing for the covet title of the world’s ultimate dance STAR. And our own Modjadji will be judging contestants.

The Dance Star Organization has Laguna Porec as its major partner while the competition is closely supervised by the International Dance Association ESDU (European Dance Union)-a major dance organizations in the world.

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