Michael Wentink is a South African champion Latin American dancer, instructor and choreographer who is a 12-time South African Dance Champion and Japanese Dance Champion.
His dance career spans over 30 years, but his passion for the sport keeps on growing. Michael still competes in dance, teaches and also has his own Latin fashion label.
Inspired by the iconic dance film Saturday Night Fever at a young age, Michael has dedicated his life to his passion and love for dance.
With titles like World Amateur Champion and All-Japan Champion under his belt, Michael is also an accredited international judge.
Professional dancers he has partnered with include Veronica Patrick, Tebogo Kgobokoe, Beata Onefater, Kristina Pchenitchnykh and Hidemi Yamamoto.
He and his celebrity dance partner Zuraida Jardine won the inaugural season of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing, in 2006.
He was one of the three judges of the e.tv reality dance competition Superdance South Africa, which aired on the channel from August to November, 2009.
When SABC3 bought the rights to the sixth season of Stricly Come Dancing in 2013, Michael was made one of the three permanent judges. He returned in 2014 and 2015 to judge the seventh and eight seasons of the show.