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Lorcia Cooper

Born: 09 November 1978 (41 years old)
Gender: Female

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Lorcia Cooper (also credited as Lorcia Kumalo and Lorcia Khumalo) is a South African dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and actress best known for her role as Charmaine in the e.tv soapie Backstage.

Born and raised in Cape Town, she started dancing at the age of four when she entered Ballroom and Latin American dance competitions with her brother.

She won her first competition when she was five years old and won the titles of provincial champion in both dance disciplines. At eight years old she joined the Academy of Dance under the guidance of Debby Turner.

Later she became a student and a teacher at the North West Arts Council's Dance Academy where she danced in various productions. At 19 Lorcia won the FNB Vita Best Female Dancer Award.

Lorcia represented South Africa in Berlin through her work in Faust, directed by Robin Orlyn. She was presenter of SABC2's Travel Xplorer and played the lead role in the local feature film Hey Boy.

From January to March 2008 she was a judge on kykNET's reality dance competition Dans! Dans! Dans!.

She was one of the judges - and the choreographer - of the M-Net reality talent competition High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa, from August to September, 2008.


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New on TV today: Monday 10 August

Travel investigates True Terror with Robert Englund as BBC Earth documents Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers.


New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.


2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.


New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.


Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020

Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!


Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.


Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.


New on TV today: Friday 7 August

Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.


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The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020

New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.

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