Dmitry Chaplin Joins Previously Announced Choreographers

Newest Choreographer Samba’s in to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Next Performance Episode, Oct. 29

– So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 competitor Dmitry Chaplin joins previously announced choreographers –
–Rex Harrington and Mary Murphy join judging panel –

– Halloween-themed dance performed during Results Episode on Oct. 30 –

Toronto, ON (October 28, 2008) – So You Think you Can Dance Season 2 competitor Dmitry Chaplin shares his experience and expertise with the Top 14 in the new 90-minute SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA performance episode on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Specializing in ballroom, Dmitry joins Sean Cheesman, Paul Becker, Benji Schwimmer, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath as they work with the Top 14 dancers this week.

In this week’s episode, special guest judges Rex Harrington (artist-in-residence for The National Ballet of Canada) and Mary Murphy (So You Think You Can Dance) join the judging panel, while the seven remaining couples are paired with a new choreographer and attempt to master a new style of dance.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Dmitry Chaplin’s biography is below. Previously announced choreographer biographies and photos can be found on dance.ctv.ca or on the media site at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008. Choreographers for upcoming weeks will be announced as the competition continues.

Dmitry Chaplin – One of the Top 10 finalists on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance, Dmitry Chaplin is now one of ballroom’s most requested teachers and coaches. Before appearing on So You Think You Can Dance, Dmitry represented the U.S. all over the world in dance finals with former partner Heidi Groskreutz. Dmitry has appeared in numerous TV commercials and series including Idol Gives Back 2008, where he was featured in the opening routine and also danced with Gloria Estefan in “Get On Your Feet.” Last year, Dmitry was invited to choreograph for the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance. His “Hip Hip, Chin Chin Samba” routine was recognized as one of the best dances of last season and his Argentine Tango is now featured on the So You Think You Can Dance National Tour which made a stop in Toronto Sunday night. He is also a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance series around the world.

Tune in to the 30-minute results show on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times) on CTV to catch the Top 14 perform a Halloween-themed rock theatre group number to “Dragula” by Rob Zombie, choreographed by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Melissa Williams. The performance is a vampire-themed piece performed on red fabric that billows around the stage.

An encore broadcast of this week’s performance and results episodes air back to back on Sunday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA can now be seen on the CTV Media Player at ctv.ca.

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