Keo Motsepe

Keo Motsepe is a South African dancer, famous for his serial appearances on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars TV show. 

Date of birth

Keoikantse ‘Keo’ Motsepe was born on November 24, 1989, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Family and Early life

Keo whose parents later got separated always knew what he wanted to be. At the age of 5, he had already started showing skills and interest in dancing. By 14, he had started taking it a little more seriously. Keo would enter for any dance competition he came across. He did not just enter the competition, he always came top in them. He did not spare any national dance title back home in South Africa.

From 2004 to 2014, Keo Motsepe and his dance partner Otlile Mabuse were South Africa’s undefeated Latin American Dance Champions of all times. The duo was the face of South Africa in several international competitions. In 2010, the two represented SA in the World Latin Championships in New York.

Love life

Not yet known.

Net worth

Not yet established.


What started out as a fun activity became a step by step progression to his present career as a professional dancer.

Keo’s talent comes to life the most when it comes to Latin and Ballroom dances.

As a choreographer, he also has his way with contemporary dance moves.

His first TV appearance was performing as a professional guest on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa in 2013.

The record-breaking dancer made history when he became the first black professional dancer on the Dancing with the Stars showThe milestone achievement of joining the cast of professional dancers on the show was announced in 2014. Before the announcement, Keo was already working on a Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami as a dancer.

Earlier in 2012, he was the first South African to join the “Burn the Floor” World Tour. According to ABC, Keo was such a natural at his dancing job with the Burn The Floor team. It was not long before he became the male principal dancer in the cast. He was said to be handpicked to do a solo performance during the show’s residency at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the West End.

Appearances on Dancing With The Stars 

  • Season 19– Paired with Olympic athlete Lolo Jones. They were eliminated in the 1st week of the competition at 13th position.
  • Season 20– Paired with model Charlotte McKinney. They were eliminated in the 3rd week at 11th position.
  • Season 21– Paired with Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan. They were the first couple eliminated in the 2nd week at 13th position.
  • Season 22– Partnered with Full House and Fuller House actress Jodie Sweetin; eliminated in the 8th week at a 6th overall position. This would be Motsepe’s longest run on the show.
  • Season 23– Appeared as a troupe member.
  • Season 24– Appeared as a pro dancer and was partnered with actress & comedienne Charo. They were eliminated in the 3rd at 11th position.

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Keo Motsepe
First Name Keo
Surname Motsepe
Born 24th November, 1989
Home City Pretoria, South Africa
Current City