Oti Mabuse is a South African professional Latin American and ballroom dancer. She is best known as a professional dancer on the British television series, Strictly Come Dancing, and its German equivalent, Let’s Dance. She is also a captain on The Greatest Dancer.
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(born 8 August 1990)
Oti Mabuse Early life and education
Mabuse was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and studied civil engineering at university before embarking on a career in professional ballroom dancing. Her elder sister Motsi Mabuse is also a professional ballroom dancer and has participated in the German series Let’s Dance both as a professional dancer and as a judge.
Oti Mabuse Dancing career
Mabuse won the South African Latin American Championship eight times, after which she moved to Germany to broaden her dancing horizons. She has earned a number of titles in her dancing career; including
- Oti began her career as a dancer. Later, she also won the South African Latin American Championship eight times. As she conquers the championship in South Africa, she moved to Germany and started to take participate in various German dance championship.
- Being a professional ballet dancer, she competes in German series Let’s Dance. Back in 2014, she was in third place in World Cup Freestyle Latin.
- In the same year, Oti came in the second place European Championship Latin. Moreover, the popular dancer won the German Championship PD Freestyle Latin.
- In 2017, she also took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour along with her celebrity partner Danny Mac. Additionally, she was also a contestant on an episode of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. Besides this, she also competed in the thirteenth series of the original British series.
- As of now, she has not won any awards. Although, she has won a couple of dance championship in her career.
Oti Mabuse Let’s Dance
In 2015, Mabuse appeared as a professional dancer on the eighth season of Let’s Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing.
She was partnered with singer Daniel Küblböck. The couple was eliminated in week 9, finishing in sixth place.
In 2016, Mabuse returned as a professional dancer for the ninth season of Let’s Dance. She was partnered with television presenter Niels Ruf. The couple was the first to be eliminated in week 2, leaving in 14th place.