Chehon Wespi-Tschope was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Sydney, Australia and Zurich, Switzerland. He began dancing at the age of 13 and at 14 was offered a spot at The Royal Ballet School, London. Whilst still a student Chehon received many prestigious dance and choreographic awards, including the Grand Prix at the ‘American Dance Competition’ and the coveted 'Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award' in London. Chehon has been invited on various occasions to perform for the Royal Family of England and in Copenhagen for the Queen of Denmark. Upon graduating from the RBS, Chehon joined the Los Angeles Ballet in 2009 where he performed various principal roles.
In 2011 Twyla Tharp invited Chehon to join her award winning Broadway Show 'Come Fly Away'. Chehon joined the cast of CFA as the youngest company member, where he performed all the leading roles. His performances and capability to command the stage earned him rave reviews across the US, proclaiming him as one of the strongest and most promising young dancers of today.
Chehon put a hold on his dancing career in 2012 to audition for the FOX hit TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance'. It was his eagerness to grow as an artist and expand his horizon that prompted him to do so. In the course of the show Chehon performed some of the most memorable routines in the history of SYTYCD. His emotional journey and capability to grow as a performer won over the hearts of America and he went on to take the title of 'Americas Favorite Dancer'. Since then Chehon has been seen on the SYTYCD Top10 National Tour, he was featured on the Cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, appeared on the ELLEN show and guest starred on the popular TV series 'Bones'.
Chehon has already made 2013 his biggest year yet, landing his first starring role in a full-length feauture film, 'East Side Story'. He has also created his own unique brand for movers: 'CheForce', with which he aims to inspire and give dance a louder voice. Chehon lives in LA where he continues dancing and hopes to pursue a acting and choreographic career. Chehon would like to thank his family and all the special people who love and supported him throughout his journey.
Do you recognize Chehon? He is the ”So You Think You Can Dance” Season 10 winner!
Gitit Kohavie, born and raised in Israel, always had a passion for dance. Once she finally started training at 16, it was clear that she is an energetic and charismatic dancer with captivating performing skills. After winning a Nike hip hop championship in Israel, she was brought to Los Angeles and trained with L.A's top choreographers such as Jamie King. In 2009, after participating in Israel's So You Think You Can Dance, and performing with some of Israel's top artists, Kohavie decided to take her career one step further and move to L.A. Today, she dances with Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and her credits include Black Eyes Peas, Akon&Michael Jackson, Macy Grey, Natasha Bedingfield, and many more.
Brian Stevens grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and received training from numerous instructors locally and across the nation. Throughout his training, Brian has won numerous overall awards, competition titles, and scholarships including Tremaine, Dupree, L.A. Dance Magic, West Coast Dance Explosion, Jump, Adrenaline, and Co. Dance. He has danced under scholarships at the Broadway Dance Center and various Dance Intensives from East to West coast. Throughout his school years, Brian traveled as an Assistant Instructor for conventions such as Dupree Dance and Tremaine. Brian tours the country as a freelance choreographer and choreographs and teaches for KJ Dance Designs in Plano, TX and is a Dupree Dance faculty member. His choreography for groups, solos, duets and trios has been recognized with many choreography awards and numerous overall titles. He has a passion for dance and he loves sharing his knowledge and creativity with his students. His work is unique and his approach in the classroom is inspiring to all!
Bril Barrett is a creative tap dancer, whose mission is to preserve and promote tap dance as a percussive art form, foster respect and admiration for the history and creators of tap, and continuously create opportunities for the art form and its practitioners. Bril is the founder of M.A.D.D. (Making A Difference Dancing) Rhythms, director of The Chicago Tap Summit and founder of The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy. Performance opportunities include Riverdance, Tap Dance Kid, The St. Louis Tap Festival, The Calgary Tap Summit and many others. Bril has taught and/or performed in Canada, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Albania, Amsterdam, and across the U.S. He has started many outreach programs in Chicago’s public schools, Park districts, a performing arts high school in Gary, Indiana and several After School Matters programs on the city’s Westside and Southside.