International choreographer joins Dancing with the Stars SA!

International choreographer joins Dancing with the Stars SA!


Cape Town - Internationally acclaimed choreographer and creative director Jason Gilkison will bring his expertise to the Dancing with the Stars SA Season 1 judging panel. 

Apart from sharing his opinion about the competing couples’ interpretation of different dancing styles, he will also function as creative director, overseeing the couples and group choreography and the creative execution thereof.

Jason, whose creative skills have been seen around the globe on stage and screen, is probably best known for his work as judge and choreographer on the hugely successful TV series So You Think You Can Dance, both in Australia and the USA. He personally choreographed over 80 routines for the popular franchise.

Not a novice to the industry, the renowned choreographer has held the coveted position of Creative Director of Choreography on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing in the UK. 

“I can’t wait to come to South Africa and start working on some big, spectacular dance numbers for the show! This is going to be one fierce first season,” Gilkison reveals. “Dancing with the Stars is a show for the whole family, something that everyone can watch and enjoy.”


Dancing with the Stars SA will premiere on M-Net (DStv 101) on Sunday, 4 February at 17:00.