Dmitry Chaplin


Date Of Birth

July 14, 1982


Dancing with the Stars Slideshows:
Rehearsal Photos for Jewel and Dmitry Chaplin
BuddyTV's Dancing with the Stars Predictions
Dancing with the Stars: First Look at Partners
Meet the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 8

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 .

Place of Birth

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Birth Name

Dmitry Chaplin



Fun Facts



Partnered by Heidi Groskreutz:
Finalists (6th), World Class Latin, 2006 New Jersey Spring Fling
Finalists (4th), Latin Championships, U.S. National Amateur Dancesport Championships
Runners Up, Open Amateur Latin, Northeastern Open
Finalists (3rd), Open Amateur Latin, 2005 Holiday Dance Classic
Finalists (6th), Open Amateur Latin, 2005 Ohio Star Ball
Runners Up, Open Amateur Latin, 2005 Constitution State Challenge
And several other results in adult and youth division championships[5]

Partnered by Ilona Mayzenberg:
Semi-Finalists, 2005 US National Junior and Professional Dancesport Championships
Finalists (3rd), Open Amateur Latin, 2004 Holiday Dance Classic
And numerous other results in adult and youth division championships[6]









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