Born In: Wichita, Kansas
Dushaunt Fik-Shun Stegall is an American dancer and actor. He is more popular by his stage name, Fik-Shun. A native of Kansas, he started dancing at the age of five or six. He went to Las Vegas, where he enrolled at the Las Vegas Academy of Arts. In 2013, he successfully auditioned for the 10th season of Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (USA) and went on to become the male winner of the season. After the show ended, Fik-Shun began a career as a television personality, appearing in multiple reality shows. He even returned as a guest in some of the subsequent seasons of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (USA). Fik-Shun made his acting debut in 2016, in the dance TV series ‘Making Moves’. He is incredibly popular on various platforms of social media. He has accumulated over 2.1 million followers on Instagram and 549k followers on Facebook. He is also fiercely popular on TikTok and has over 5.3 million followers and around 50 million likes on the platform.
father: Cali Stegall
mother: Sabrina Brooks
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Kansas
City: Wichita, Kansas
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Fik-Shun participated in ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ an American reality TV dance competition show that has been airing on Fox since 2005. It has broadcast 14 seasons to date and has been green-lighted for a 15th season which is set to premiere on June 4, 2018.
In the 10th season of the show, Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy returned as permanent judges and Cat Deeley as the presenter. Fik-Shun was the first contestant of the season to give an audition and performed before Lythgoe, Murphy, and guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson on 22 March 2013 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. He received “Yes” votes from all three judges and proceeded to the Las Vegas Week with 32 other dancers. He continued to perform spectacularly and was eventually selected among the 20 finalists.
In the episode ‘Meet the Top 20,’ which aired on 18 June, Fik-Shun performed a hip-hop routine set to T.I.’s ‘Ball’ with Mariah Spears. In the first week (2 July), he did a contemporary routine set to The Valerie Project’s ‘Elsa’. In the subsequent weeks, he found himself only once in the bottom four. In the final episode, Fik-Shun and Amy Yakima were crowned the male and female winners of the season, with fellow contestants Aaron Turner and Jasmine Harper being the respective runner-ups.
Fik-Shun made one appearance in the following season, in the episode, ‘Top 6 Perform + Elimination’. He returned once more in 2017, in the 14th season of the show, for two episodes, ‘Academy Week: No. 1’ and ‘Academy Week: No. 2’.
Besides ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, he also appeared in the inaugural season of NBC’s ‘World of Dance’, but was eventually eliminated. He has been a guest on ‘AXE Live’ (2013) and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (2013).
Fik-Shun’s first acting credit is the dance drama series ‘Making Moves’ (2016). He made his big-screen debut in the 2018 dance drama film ‘All Styles’ directed by Angela Tucker. The film holds a 4.3 out of 10 rating on IMDb. In 2019, he made an appearance in the music video for the song “Player Won: Welcome to Oz.”
Dushaunt Fik-Shun Stegall was born on September 2, 1994, in Wichita, Kansas, to Cali Stegall and Sabrina Brooks. He has been practicing Taekwondo since the age of two and has stated that his dancing ability has immensely helped his training. In 2006, he and his father moved to Las Vegas, where he could pursue his love for dancing. Subsequently, he enrolled at the prestigious Las Vegas Academy of Arts and spent the next two years honing his craft. While he stayed in Las Vegas for the most part of the year with his father, he spent the holidays and the summer with his mother in Peoria, Illinois.
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