Chehon Wespi-Tschopp

Chehon was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Sydney, Australia and Zurich, Switzerland. Greatly inspired by the movie ‘Billy Elliot’, he began dancing at the age of 13 and, at 14, was offered a spot at The Royal Ballet School, London.

While 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’. During 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 ‘America’s Favorite Dancer’. Since then, Chehon has been seen on the SYTYCD Top10 National Tour, he was featured on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, has made several appearances on the ELLEN show, and guest starred on the popular TV series ‘Bones’.

In 2013, Chehon landed a starring role in a full-length feature film, ‘East Side Story’. He also booked his first worldwide principal commercial, where he worked with director Joseph Kahn. He is currently touring the US with his dance convention, ‘CheForce,’ and is preparing to launch his clothing line for movers.

Chehon lives in LA where he continues dancing and hopes to pursue a choreographic and acting career.