Johannes Radebe: Freedom
TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe presents his first UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: Freedom, which will open on 16 March and run to 1 May 2022.
Johannes Radebe: Freedom is a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a big company of dancers and a multitude of costumes.
Johannes will take his audiences on his personal journey, from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning titles and performing as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg, South Africa, Johannes started dancing when he was seven. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions, climbing up the Latin ranks with top honours, and eventually adding Ballroom and other dance styles, such as African Contemporary and Jazz.
At 21, Johannes left South Africa to work on the Italian cruise liner Costa. Persistence and experience saw him given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then being promoted to Dance Captain. In 2018, he was invited to join the debut season of the international hit show, Dancing With The Stars, in South Africa.
Johannes toured the world in the international dance show Burn The Floor before being headhunted by Strictly Come Dancing. He then moved to the UK to dance on the flagship BBC show. In his second series, he was partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and danced the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. In 2020, he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week seven in a shorter BAFTA-nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth series in September and further dates will be added to the tour.