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Chelsea Kane
Chelsea Kane S12
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 15 September 1988 (1988-09-15) (age 35)
Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
Known For Actress and Singer

Dancing with the Stars 12

Partner(s) Mark Ballas
Placement 3rd
Highest Score 30 (Freestyle, Viennese Waltz, Rumba)
Lowest Score 18 (Jive)

Chelsea Kane Staub is a celebrity from Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Early Life[]

Chelsea Kane Staub was born in Phoenix, Arizona on 15 September 1988. Kane is the only child of John and Becky Staub. She worked at Valley Youth Theatre.


Kane made her professional acting debut in the 2001 short film entitled Failure of Pamela Salt. She went on to guest star in the television series Cracking Up, Listen Up!, the pilot episode of Summerland and the 2004 direct-to-video film Arizona Summer.

In 2007, Kane starred in her first theatrical film role as Meredith Baxter Dimly in the film Bratz, playing the film's antagonist. She also performed two of the songs on the film's soundtrack.

In 2008, she starred in the Disney Channel original film Minutemen, as Stephanie Jameson. She also appeared in one episode of Wizards of Waverly Place (the episode, "The Supernatural") and she starred in the Disney Channel original film Starstruck (2010). She played the role of Stella Malone, the stylist and long time best friend of the band J.O.N.A.S., in the Disney Channel series Jonas. The series aired from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2014, Kane co-starred in the Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks voicing the role of Bea Goldfishberg.

In 2010, Kane filmed a web series called The Homes written and directed by John Cabrera. The series premiered 27 January 2011 on Lockerz.com.

In 2012, Kane joined the cast of the final season of The CW's One Tree Hill in a recurring role. She played a character named Tara, who is a love interest for Kane's real life ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti's character, Chase. Since 2012, Kane has co-starred as Riley Perrin in the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy.

Dancing with the Stars 12[]

Kane was one of the celebrity contestants in Season 12 of the American ballroom competition Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas, a two-time champion of the series. She made it to the season finale, but finished in third place behind Hines Ward and Kirstie Alley.


1 Score from guest judge Donnie Burns.


  • Chelsea and Mark are the first couple not to open the season by dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha.