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Xolani Mthabela

Born: 03 August 1980 (39 years old)
Gender: Male

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Xolani Mthabela is a South African dancer best known as one of the Top 16 contestants on the second season of the SABC1 reality competition So You Think You Can Dance, in 2010.

So You Think You Can Dance Q&A

City
Kempton Park, Johannesburg

Profession
Professional dancer

Dance history
Xolani obtained his three dance diploma from the Johannesburg Dance Foundation. He gained experience working for the likes of companies such as Tshwane Dance Theatre, Afrika-Afrika and African Footprint.

Why should he be SA's favourite dancer?
He feels he has everything that it takes to be a professional and entertaining dancer as required to win the competition.

Favourite dance genre
All forms of dance but primarily contemporary dance

Dance accolades/trophies/titles
2006 MEC award for the most promising male dancer in contemporary dance as well as being recognised as one of the Standard Bank all stars of the year for 2006.

What would he do with the prize money?
Xolani has many plans to utilise the R250,000 prize money such as continuing his studies, seeing up his own dance studio and owning a dance company.

What makes him stand out in the competition?
Xolani posesess amazing elevation in his jumps and a strong element of dance that is an asset to male performers.

Family background
Xolani is the eldest of a family of six children with three boys and three girls. His mother is the pillar of strength and is the source of their happiness.

Audition process
Xolani auditioned in his city

Profession if not dancing
Actor, doctor or sports man/Olympic athlete

Impression of the South African dance scene
A collaboration of different South African dance forms such as traditional dancing, Afro-fusion, contemporary, pantsula, hip-hop and ballet.

What would winning So You Think You Can Dance mean to Xolani?
It would mean that he managed to deliver the right stuff to his fans and he kept them entertained.

Inspiration
David Matamela, Harold Van Buuren, Gregory Maqoma, Debbie Rakusin, Graham Davies, Mandla Mchunu

Challenges faced
Completing his Johannesburg Dance Foundation Dance diploma

What makes him happy
Being with friends & family. Dancing his lungs & emotions out.

Message for potential fans
Xolani would like to communicate to his fans that they must be ready for something that they have never before seen in our dance industry and that he promises not to disappoint them.

South African charity close to his heart
Xolani would like to work with any charity that helps abandoned or abused children.


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Contestant - Himself

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