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Chelsie Hightower
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 29)
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada

Partner(s) 8: Ty Murray (4th)
9: Louie Vito (8th)
10: Jake Pavelka (7th)
11: Michael Bolton (11th)
12: Romeo (5th)
14: Roshon Fegan (6th)
All-Stars: Hélio Castroneves (10th)

Chelsie Kay Hightower was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.

Early life

Born Chelsie Kay Hightower in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in Orem, Utah with five older brothers and her mother and father until they divorced in 2006. She started dancing when she was nine years old and received conventional training since the age of fourteen. She has been trained in ballroom, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. Hightower has performed in musical theaters across the United States and won her first national title when she was eleven. She was a U.S. Worlds finalist in 2005, and competed on Team USA during the British Open in Blackpool, England. She graduated from Timpanogos High School, then attended Utah Valley University.

Career

So You Think You Can Dance

At age eighteen, she made her television debut on season four of So You Think You Can Dance. She is highly remembered for her Emmy nominated performances with Mark Kanemura to a revision of "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis choreographed by NappyTabs and with Joshua Allen to "A Los Amigas" choreographed by Dimitry Chaplin. She was eliminated from the U.S. reality TV show on July 31, 2008 after making it to the top six. Hightower was one of two contestants who were never in the bottom three. After season four, Chelsie has since returned in season eight as an All-Star and in season 10 as a choreographer and All-Star.

Dancing with the Stars 8

Chelsie was partnered with Ty Murray. Placed 4th.

Scores

Dancing with the Stars 9

Chelsie was partnered with Louie Vito. Placed 8th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "It's My Life"

Salsa Relay / "Get Busy"—Sean Paul

6

Awarded

7
8
6

points

Safe
2 Jive / "Crash" 6 7* 6 Safe
3 Rumba / "Total Eclipse of the Heart" 8 5 7 Safe
4 Two Step / "Sweet Home Alabama 5 5 6 Safe
5 Argentine Tango / "Sin Rumbo"
Group Hustle / "The Hustle"
7
No
8
scores
7
given
Safe
6 Jitterbug / "Baby Likes to Rock It"
Mambo Marathon / "Ran Kan Kan"
7
Awarded
7
3
7
points
Eliminated

* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2 the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.

Dancing with the Stars 10

Chelsie was partnered with Jake Pavelka. Placed 7th.

Scores

Dancing with the Stars 11

Chelsie was partnered with Michael Bolton. Placed 11th.

Scores

Dancing with the Stars 12

Chelsie was partnered with Romeo. Placed 5th.

Scores

  • Scores for weeks 1 & 2 were combined and first results were revealed on March 29, 2011
  • Week 7 guest judge Donnie Burns score is before Carrie Ann's
  • Average score does not include guest judge's score on week 7

Dancing with the Stars 14

Chelsie was partnered with Roshon Fegan. Placed 6th.

Scores

  • Average score does not include marathon dance in week 6

Dancing with the Stars 15

Chelsie was partnered with Hélio Castroneves. Placed 10th.

Scores

Trivia

  • Chelsie was eliminated on the week of the marathon twice (seasons 9 and 10) and was very close to being eliminated on the marathon week of season 14.

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