So You Think You Can Dance (season 2) Finalists - Dmitry Chaplin

Dmitry Chaplin

Dmitry Chaplin is an international Latin dancer, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on July 14, 1982. He graduated from School #8 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and attended Brooklyn College for one semester. Outside of the TV show, Chaplin is currently partnered with Heidi Groskreutz and was a national finalist in the 2006 U.S. National Amateur Dancesport Championships in Provo, Utah.

Chaplin's dance style proved extremely popular with the audience, and other contestants sought his assistance in how to "dance masculine". Although generally rated positively by the judges, viewer votes repeatedly placed Chaplin in the bottom three couples each week. Three of his first partners (Joy Spears, Aleksandra Wojda, and Ashlee Nino) were eliminated, this so-called "curse" becoming a running joke. Chaplin reached the top 10 contestants before being eliminated with Martha Nichols on July 20. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Dmitry Chapin also was on a season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered up with Playboy Model Holly Madison, being eliminated on week 3 in a double elimination. He then competed on season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and was partnered with singer, Mýa. They were runners-up to Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson. He recently competed on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars with supermodel Petra Němcová. They were the fourth couple to be eliminated.

Dances on "So you think you can dance"

Hip-hop-"Hit the Floor" Twista (ft. Pitbull)-Performed with Joy Spears

Samba-"Mas Que Nada" Sergio Mendes (ft. The Black Eyed Peas)-Performed with Joy Spears (Joy eliminated)

Waltz-"If I Were a Painting"-Kenny Rogers-Performed with Aleksandra Wojda (Aleksandra eliminated)

Contemporary-"Dance Dance" Fall Out Boy-Performed with Ashlee Nino

Pop-"Let Me" Rihanna-Performed with Ashlee Nino (Ashlee eliminated)

Lindy Hop-"Sing sing sing" Benny Goodman-Performed with Donyelle Jones

Samba-"Hey Mama" The Black Eyed Peas-Performed with Donyelle Jones (Dmitry eliminated)

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