Modjadji’s leap to Europe!!!
Its dubbed the biggest dance competition in the world. With over 55 countries represented and a total of 5 000 dancers competing for the covet title of the world’s ultimate dance STAR. It is the only worldwide dance competition in the globe.
Paul Modjadji, who made history in 2011 by being the first dancer from the African continent to be crowned world solo jazz champion at the same championships will be part of the prestigious competition yet again, but this time in the prestigious role of judge.
The Dance Star Organization recently confirmed their list of judges for the 2016 dance star world championships and our very own are part of the international judges that include top names in the world of dance. Modjadji will not be the only south African selected to join the panel, So you think you can dance South Africa, head judge David Matamela is another name billed to judge the competition.
Modjadji who recently returned from the USA as part of an official invitation to perform for the South African Freedom month commemorations is not a new comer to the international dance scene. He was crowned top dancer in the globe at the Talent America Showcase in 2013, most recently acclaimed for choreographing Africa’s first dance fim, Hear Me Move. He’s work with advancing dance in disadvantaged communities has also won him multiple awards, including the coveted Inyathelo Philanthropy award and a Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Award. Upon his return from Europe he is earmarked to embark on an Africa tour, taking his dance skill and expertise to young people across the continent.
The capital city offiicial brand ambassador said: “Returning to the biggest dance platform as a part of a panel of esteemed international judges is a great leap and feat for a young dancer who grew up in the dusty streets of a little unknown village in the north of South Africa. I am honored and hope to continue to be part of a new generation of young Africans who are changing the narrative of our continent from disfrenchised to Global African excellence. This is more than just about me its about representing the best of our rich continent. I look forward to the task ahead as we endeavor to promote and celebrate the best in the world of dance.”