Burn The Floor’s Keo Motsepe To Partner Lolo Jones On Dancing With The Stars

“Keoikantse ‘Keo’ Motsepe of Burn The Floor”

A Latin dance star from South Africa, Keoikantse ‘Keo’ Motsepe, appears above in a short documentary on his dancing and his role in the touring hit Burn The Floor back in 2012.

Keo Motsepe is back in the news after being selected to be Lolo Jones partner in Dancing With The Stars Season 19.

As noted by the press, Motsepe is not only the first black dance professional on the show but also the first non-white pro.

That’s a surprising lapse given the diversity of the stars in the cast but hopefully a sign of more diverse dance professionals coming on board as well.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.