So You Think You Can Dance 2012 came to a close on Tuesday night when one female dancer and one male dancer were crowned Season 9 champions.

During the Season 9 grand finale, America’s final votes were revealed and the winners were announced. So which of the final four came out on top on Tuesday night?

Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp were crowned Season 9 champions! Eliana and Chehon bested other dancers Tiffany Maher and Cyrus Spencer to become the first SYTYCD c0-champions.

Eliana Girard, 21, currently lives in New York and grew up in West Palm Beach, FL.  Girard started dancing when she was 3 1/2 yrs old. She left Dreyfoos High School of the Arts to dance at Joffrey Ballet School, and went the following year to Alvin Ailey School.  She started her career with Cirque Du Soleil in July 2009. Her dance specialty is Contemporary Ballet.

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp,23, was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Sydney, Australia and Zurich, Switzerland where his family lives now. He began Ballet at age 13 and when he was 14 he was offered a spot to train at The Royal Ballet School, London. After graduating from the RBS, Chehon joined the Los Angeles Ballet in 2009 where he performed for two seasons. Chehon was lucky to have been seen and offered a contract with the touring company of Twyla Tharp’s Broadway Show ‘Come Fly Away’, which enabled him to remain living and working in the US. His dance specialty is Classical Ballet.

Check back later for a complete recap of the SYTYCD 2012 finale.


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