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Oti Mabuse

  • 4 stars across 2 books

       Oti Mabuse  is a professional dancer, choreographer, presenter and actress best known for her star quality on BBC's Number One show  Strictly Come Dancing   and  Oti's Boogie Beebies   which kept children entertained during lockdown.
     
     Oti was born in South Africa in 1990, the year Mandela was released, and has been dancing since the age of four. Whilst training and competing as a dancer, she also studied civil engineering at the University of Technology in Pretoria. She is one of the most successful South African dancers in the world and starred in  Let's Dance  in Germany before joining  Strictly Come Dancing   in 2015, winning the coveted trophy in 2019. Her incredible Strictly performances led her to become a Dance Captain on BBC One's  The Greatest Dancer  .
     
       Samara Hardy   has always loved to draw. As an illustrator, she was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Children's Picture Book Prize, and won first place the Plum Pudding Awards   Alice in Wonderland  Competition.

     
    27th May 2021

    Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive

    It's time for Oti's dance class! Join Oti in her dance studio and learn "The Bird Jive" in ten easy steps. There a... More

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    7th April 2022

    Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive

    Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse's debut picture book, now in paperback! It's time for Oti's dance cla... More

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