Dmitry was in the audience for the performance show of So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday, July 25th, as he choreographed the samba that Lacey and Danny did together; he was also present for the finale on August 16, 2007.
Dmitry lists that his most memorable dance experience was making it into the Miami Open final.
Dimitry started to dance when he was 14 years old.
Although he was living on the east coast at the time, Dmitry did not audition for So You Think You Can Dance on the east coast; he missed that audition so that he (and co-contestant Heidi Groskreutz) could compete in the National Amateur Ballroom Dance Championships. Both Dmitry and Heidi auditioned for the show in South Carolina instead.
The host of So You Think You Can Dance revealed in the finale that Dmitry had had a fling with co-contestant Natalie Fotopoulos.
He likes to play the guitar and go to martial arts classes (Wing Chun Kung-Fu).
Dmitry's current coach is Louis Van Amstel (from Dancing with the Stars) former world champion and Tonya Garamela.
(about his constantly open shirts)
Dmitry: For the audience, it's kind of awkward to see my shirt open all the time, but as a ballroom dancer I always compete with open shirts. This is the custom. It's not like I just decided to come on the show and undress.