Behind the Scenes with Team Ballet

When Eliana and Chehon showed up for their Dance Spirit photo shoot, we were a little worried they’d be utterly exhausted. After all, they’d just finished taping 14 weeks of “So You Think You Can Dance” and been crowned the show’s Season 9 winners the night before. After staying up late celebrating, they woke up at dawn to appear on early morning TV shows and chat with reporters from around the country before meeting us at 10am. Who wouldn’t be a complete mess? Eliana and Chehon, that’s who. They were all smiles from the beginning and rocked it nonstop for the camera—only taking one small break to watch the “SYTYCD” finale on Chehon’s iPad. By the end of the day, we were having so much fun we didn’t want to stop! But don’t take my word for it—get an inside peek at our DS cover shoot here:

Then, check out our December cover story to learn what made this dynamic ballet duo stand out from the rest and take home the title of “America’s Favorite Dancers.”

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