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At 24, Rudi Smit has taught, performed, or judged dance competitions in more cities around the world than his years on earth.

A predominantly self-taught choreographer, Smit and his dance company, Untimitive, went viral with their 2016 YouTube video ‘Me Too’.

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It showcased his talents as both a dancer and choreographer. The video saw over 20 talented dancers put a slick Capetonian spin on the popular Meghan Trainor track and generated over 900 000 views (and counting) and a personal tweet from Trainor herself.

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But Smit is not a one-hit-wonder. Beside his other YouTube hits, his work is in high demand across a number of industries.

He choreographs flash mobs for corporate clients, and has worked on international commercials for the likes of Adidas and Pepsi.

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Smit’s daily routine requires some fancy footwork, as he finds himself running between airports and dance studios, teaching classes and workshops.

He was one of four choreographers on the movie Honey 3: Dare to Dance, and an assistant choreographer on the new Bring It On series.

Watching these movies as a 12-year-old, and working on them 12 years later is like a Hollywood dream come true – one that Smit seems to be choreographing.

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