Du-Shaunt 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 one million followers on Instagram, more than 272 thousand followers on Facebook, and about 93 thousand followers on Twitter.
Rise to Fame
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 other 32 dancers. He continued to perform spectacularly and was eventually selected among the 20 finalists.
In the episode ‘Meet the Top 20,’ that 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 is set to make his cinematic debut in Angela Tucker’s family drama ‘All Styles’.
You May Like
Continue Reading Below
Du-Shaunt Stegall was born on September 2, 1994, in Wichita, Kansas, to Cali Stegall and Sabrina Brooks. He has been practising 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.