- Publisher: Ebury Spotlight (2022-11-29)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 320 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781529148572
- Item Weight: 544.32 grams
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.2 cm
'Ever since I was a child I loved to dance. I had it in me - and when you dance the whole day and you've got music, it doesn't feel like work. It's freedom. It's love. It's therapy.'
Before taking Strictly Come Dancing by storm, Motsi Mabuse worked her way up to becoming one of the top professional dancers worldwide and was crowned the Latin dance champion. From the moment she fell in love with the glitterball world as a young child watching a dance tournament, she knew that dancing was her destiny.
However, it wasn't always an easy path. Motsi takes us back to her youth growing up in apartheid-era South Africa, where she experienced exclusion and discrimination. She raised the money herself to compete in international competitions, eventually uprooting her life to be with her dance partner in Germany. Through it all, Motsi never let anything hold her back from fulfilling her dreams, showing the determination, hard work and resilience it took to get to where she is today.
In Finding My Own Rhythm, Motsi leads us in to the rhinestone-studded world of dance, through the ups and downs, romances and heartbreaks, the obstacles and adversity, and the long hours and triumphs that made it all worth it, all while staying true to herself and moving to the beat of her own rhythm.
About the Author
Mosti Mabuse is a world-class professional dancer and has been bringing fun and sparkle to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom as a Judge since 2019. Hailing from South Africa, Motsi fell in love with dancing at a young age, specialising in Ballroom and Latin, and was soon competing in tournaments. She studied Law at university, until she decided to dedicate her life to dance and moved to Germany. She won the South African Latin American title eight times and in 2007 she joined German TV show Let's Dance as a professional and then as a Judge since 2011. In 2013 she became the German Latin dance champion with her now-husband Evgenij Voznyuk, with whom she shares a daughter. They live in Germany, where Motsi has fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening her own dance school.