Chaplin was born in Rostov-on-Don, on July 14, 1982 in Russia. He graduated from School #8 in Rostov-on-Don, and Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York for one semester.
Chaplin partnered with Heidi Groskreutz and was a national finalist in U. National Amateur Dancesport Championships in Provo, Utah that occurred on March 11, 2006. In 2006, Chaplin was part of the top 20 cast on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Two of his first partners, Joy Spears, Aleksandra Wojda were eliminated consecutively, and a third Ashlee Nino after only two weeks together, so he was labeled as being cursed.
On July 23, 2008, for Chaplin choreographed an routine for contestants and which earned him an Emmy nomination.
Dmitry Alexandrovich Chaplin) is a Russian dancer and Emmy nominated choreographer, best known for being a Top 10 finalist on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance (Season 2).
This was not, however, Chaplin's first DWTS appearance: when Aretha Franklin appeared as a guest performer in season 7, Chaplin performed a routine with other DWTS performers Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, and Louis van Amstel.
Chaplin finished in 2nd place in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars with singer, Mýa.
It's not like I just decided to come on the show and undress.