Professional dancer Dmitry Chaplin first transitioned from the successful Fox series, "So You Think You Can Dance" to season 8 of "Dancing with the Stars," when he was paired up with Holly Madison after she replaced injured singer, Jewel. Dmitry's ballroom dancing career began at the age of 12 in his home town of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. His perfect combination of technique and performance soon got him noticed by judges and teachers in his home country. After moving to the United States, his commitment to dance brought him to work with some of the best coaches in the ballroom world, including Louis Van Amstel and Shirley Ballas. Chaplin studied in both America and the United Kingdom, and began representing the U.S. at famous ballroom competitions around the world as one of the best dancers in the Under 21 division.