Founder of Dance Culture Studios
Quintus Jansen is fast establishing himself as one of the county’s most innovative choreographers with an eye for detail and is best known for his style of choreography that is both artistic and entertaining; and can be adapted from intimate settings to stadium spectaculars!
Hailing from Cape Town, Quintus embarked on what would become a lifelong journey and his undeniable passion, his Ballroom and Latin American dance career at the age of 6. His innate talent and self-disciplined nature lay a solid foundation which was quickly built upon with national titles – which included the desired Lorraine Trophy (for most promising young dancer), at the world renowned “Rumba in the Jungle.” By the time Quintus completed his schooling career, he had already won, and would continue to win, numerous South African Championship Titles in Ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance and represent South Africa at The World Championships and other major competitions abroad. Having spent a large amount of time in Europe to continue his training, Quintus harnessed his passion for dance by taking up training in Contemporary, Adagio, Ballet, Hip Hop and Show Dance.
His performance career saw him working with industry greats such as Debbie Rakusin Dance, David Bloch Company, Ian Von Memerty, Harry Sideropoulos, VWV and Omage to mention a few. After having made the final of Strictly Come Dancing Season 3 with Candice Moodley in 2008, Quintus married Kim, and embarked on another path that would take him one step closer to attaining his vision, the running of a dance studio which would come to be known as the most prestigious at the time, under his management. Corporate clients for whom he has choreographed include Nike, Standard Bank, Bidvest, SABC, MNET, BMW SA, SASOL and Momentum. His television work includes Strictly Come Dancing Seasons 4,5 & , So You Think You Can Dance SA and Dans Dans Dans and he has also worked with a number of NPO’s including Dance To Be Wild and the Winter School program ‘Targeting Talent’ in conjunction with Wits University.
Because the vision for developing dance in SA is so great, he was compelled to get the necessary qualifications and passed his Licentiate IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) and SADTA adjudicating qualifications – making him one of SA’s highest qualified adjudicators. Quintus founded Creative Culture Productions of which Dance Culture Studios is a division to help raise the standard of dance in South Africa. He continues his personal dance training in an effort to remain at, and give of, his best. His profile as a dance coach and choreographer has increased tremendously over the years and he has, and continues to, train some of the best dancers in the country.