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February 12, 2018

SA dancer ready to hit the world stage

Delta Choshi better known by her stage name, Deta The Leo, is a two time world dance champion set to hit yet another international stage to represent South Africa in May 2018. With two titles under her belt, this time around is set to be a very different experience. She intends to set thie world stage a light with the African energy and flare.

In 2013, she competed in the UDO World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland where she was named Best Krumper and Best Female Soloist thus taking home first prize. In 2014, Delta went on to be placed first at the ESDU Dance Star World Masters in Italy. She was placed first for Hip Hop, second for Folkloric dance style and was named the Best Overall Talent. She is currently preparing for the upcoming ESDU Dance Star World Masters 2018 in Croatia.

Being able to travel to Croatia, in association with Dance Star, once again will afford Delta the opportunity to learn more about the art of dance from some of the world’s best choreographers to better equip her to share this knowledge with the underprivileged youth that she mentors in various Johannesburg areas. She will also have the opportunity to share our local dance styles with the dancers from over 32 countries as well as share her musical talents with them at an exclusive event.

As a philanthropist in her own right; she has setup Live.Learn.Inspire Dreamworks, a foundation that focuses on the arts and encourages the youth to look within themselves to better their futures. Through this initiative she has hosted numerous dance workshops where various dance forms were taught by some of the best dancers in South Africa.

Under the Live.Learn.Inspire Dreamworks umbrella, over 60 youth from Alexandra (ages 5-16) were able to participate in the Nike/Jordan and Converse flash mobs and take part in SA Fashion Week (2014) each receiving merchandise from the brands. Taking lessons from the achievements of working on a high pressure but rewarding project, she then embarked on yet another solo project – hosting her very own talent show. This talent show saw 100 talented young people take to the stage to prove to their parents, the community of Alexandra but most importantly to themselves that their talents matter and that a bright future can be forged by honing these talents, remaining focused, working hard and obtaining a good education. “I want to make a meaningful difference in the life of even just one person who will take the knowledge I have shared with them and pay it forward,” says Delta.

In a bid to make more of a difference on a much larger scale, Delta will be hosting dance workshops to raise funds for the mentorship and youth programmes she will host upon her return from the world championships in Croatia.

Classes are open to anyone (ages 6 – 45) at any dance level who is looking to learn something new, make friends and be part of the change they wish to see in the world. This young starlet is surely reaching for the stars and is bringing the youth along with her on this journey.


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