Keo Motsepe


Keo Motsepe Biography(Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Keoikantse "Keo" Motsepe is a South African dancer. His dancing styles are Latin and Ballroom. He is known for being the first African-American professional dancer on the ABC show Dancing with the Stars.

Life and career

Motsepe started his career at 11 years of age by entering into in a competitive dance scene representing his country. In 2012 Motsepe joined the cast of Burn the Floor. In 2014 it was announced that Motsepe will join the cast of pro dancers on Dancing with the Stars.

Dancing with the Stars

In season 19, Motsepe was paired up with Olympic athlete Lolo Jones. They were eliminated during the first week of competition, finishing in 13th place. In season 20, Motsepe was paired up with model Charlotte McKinney. They were eliminated in the third week of competition, finishing in 11th place. For season 21, he paired with Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan. They were the first couple eliminated on the second week of competition, finishing in 13th place. For season 22, he was partnered with Full House and Fuller House actress Jodie Sweetin. The couple was eliminated in the eighth week of competition despite being at the top of the leader board that week. They placed 6th overall making this Motsepe's longest run on the show. he returned to season 23 but as a troupe member. For season 24 he returned as a pro dancer and is partnered with actress & comedienne Charo.

Season Partner Place Average
Score
19 Lolo Jones 13th 22.0
20 Charlotte McKinney 11th 23.3
21 Chaka Khan 13th 14.0
22 Jodie Sweetin 6th 24.5
24 Charo TBD TBD

Dancing with the Stars performances

  • Season 19 with celebrity partner Lolo Jones (average: 22.0); placed 13th
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Tell Her" 6 6 5 5 Eliminated
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "Shake a Tail Feather" 6 5 5 6 No Elimination
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "California Gurls" 7 6 7 6 Safe
3 Rumba / "Empire" 6 5 5 6 Eliminated
  • Season 21 with celebrity partner Chaka Khan (average: 14.0); placed 13th
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "I Feel for You" 5 4 4 No Elimination
2 Foxtrot / "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" 5 5 5 Eliminated
  • Season 22 with celebrity partner Jodie Sweetin (average: 24.5); placed 6th
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Tango / "Confident" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Samba / "Bun Up the Dance" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Rise Up" 8 7 8 Last to be called safe
4 Cha-cha-cha / "Try Everything" 7 6/71 7 Last to be called safe
52 Paso Doble / "Under Control" 9 8/93 9 No Elimination
6 Contemporary / "Try" 9 8 8 Safe
7 Quickstep / "For Once in My Life"
Team Freestyle / "End of Time", "If I Were a Boy" & "Crazy in Love"
8
8
9
8
9
9
Safe
8 Jive / "Something's Got a Hold on Me"
Team-up Dance (Argentine Tango) / "Habanera"
10
10
10
10
10
94
Eliminated
1 Score given by guest judge Zendaya.
2 For this week only, as part of "America's Switch Up", Sweetin performed with Valentin Chmerkovskiy instead of Motsepe. Motsepe performed with Kim Fields.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
4 Due to Tonioli being the judge coaching Sweetin's team during the team-up dance, the viewers scored the dance in his place with the averaged score being counted alongside the remaining judges.



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