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Lorcia Cooper

Born: 09 November 1978 (42 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.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Celebrity Guest - Herself

Charmaine Jacobs

Lorna Williams

Celebrity Guest - Herself

Judge - Herself

Celebrity Prankster

Judge/Choreographer

Mkhonto (as Lorcia Cooper Kumalo)

Lorcia Cooper

Tyson

Tyson

Tyson

Tyson

Tyson

Presenter - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Host - Herself

Lucille (as Lorcia Cooper Kumalo)

Guest

Herself

Jo Mohammed (as Lorcia Cooper-Kumalo)

Cordelia


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