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Dmitry Chaplin was born on July 14, 1982 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He is currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brooklyn College and was a national finalist in the US National Amateur Dancesport Championship in Provo, Utah. He specializes in ballroom Latin style dancing and aspires to become a well respected dancer teacher in the future.
Dmitry auditioned with his dance partner Heidi Groskreutz
and the both of them became top 20 finalists on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance. His performance in the show made him popular with the viewers, with a lot of it contributed to his sex appeal. Three of his partners, Joy Spears
, Aleksandra Wojda
and Ashlee Nino
, were eliminated when paired with him, so he was labeled as being cursed. He was eliminated during Week 6 with Martha Nichols