Born and talent nurtured in Zamdela Sasolburg, Johannes Radebe started dancing at the tender age of 7
fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions working himself up the Latin ranks, with top honors, eventually adding ballroom and different dance styles like African Contemporary, Jazz to provincial colours for Gauteng, being a finalist at national dance competitions and getting an invitation to compete internationally in St. Pietersburg, Russia.
At the age of 21, Johannes left the shores of South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner “Costa”. Travelling the world and doing what he loved, opened up a whole new perspective on what life could hold for him. Persistence and experience saw this young vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain.
In 2014, upon his return home, Johannes was cast in the popular TV series Strictly Come Dancing. He competed for two years woh his celebrity partners, taking them to the finals both times. Eager to get back on the floor and compete in Latin professionally, he and partner Jeanne Swart were crowned winners of South African Professional Latin Championships 2014.
His breakthrough however came in 2015 when he pursued an opportunity to work for one of the most prestigious dance companies internationally, Burn The Floor. The tour contract allowed him to hone his craft even more in countries like China , Australia, Japan, London to name a few.
After an exhilarating 2 years of travelling the world and showcasing SA talent at its best, Johannes desired to return home. When the offer came to join the 2018 debut season of the international hit show Dancing with the Stars in South Africa, it was an opportunity he simply could not refuse. The debut season of Dancing with the Stars was a massive success and that platform once again through Johannes into the international spotlight. Needless to say, this rising talent is one to watch. 2018 will mark a whole new chapter in the life of Johannes Radebe and it will indeed be riveting!
- 2 x undefeated Professional South African Latin American Champion
- 3 x undefeated Amateur South African Latin American Champion
- A dancer of the Afro Arimba Dance Company (Costa Cruise Liner)
- Burn the Floor – resident dancer and World tour performer
- Strictly Come Dancing South Africa season 7 and 8 Professional Dancer (Finalist)
- Dancing with the Stars South Africa season 1 Professional Dancer (Semi Finalist)
- Teacher of Ballroom and Latin dance at various community projects
Favorite dance style: Latin, the rhythmical Samba
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