We caught up with Oti Mabuse ahead of the Rhythm of the Night tour here's what she had to say!
How are you feeling about your upcoming tour?
I’m really excited, it’s my very first tour and I can’t wait to get into a project that I believe in 100% that I will head jointly with Ian from beginning to the end
I want to become a choreographer or creative director and this will definitely be something towards my dream career
You’ll be dancing with fellow Strictly Alumni, Ian Waite, how did the collaboration occur?
He contacted me early this year looking for a leading lady to join him on his Tour and I jumped at the opportunity
How do you both work together to choreograph the show?
Ian is extremely talented and so funny he’s got a lot of knowledge and a personality on stage that your drawn to
I love having a good time, I work hard and love to be artistic and choreograph and the combination will be one to remember
A show full of laughs and art
What can audiences expect from the show?
I love choreographing, the audience can expect an intimate evening where they get to know both Ian and myself personally. They will share the love of dance that we have with amazing dancing and entertainment of course
You started dancing at the age of 4, had you always dreamt of a career in ballroom dance?
Yes I always wanted to dance it’s the perfect job where you get to express yourself for a living
Who or what has inspired your dance career?
My family have played a huge role in my life and my sister who is a world class dancer has always been my inspiration
What is the biggest challenge in terms of pursuing a career as a dancer?
The availability of work we are very blessed and lucky to be able to make a living
What advice would you give to aspiring dancers and choreographers?
Stay focused and relax, great things take time
The Rhythm of the Night Tour is from 31 May to 1 June, click here to book your tickets now!