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Chelsie Hightower
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 28)
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 lifeEdit

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 14. 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 11. 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.

CareerEdit

So You Think You Can DanceEdit

At age 18, 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 3. 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 8Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Ty Murray. Placed 4th.

ScoresEdit

Dancing with the Stars 9Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Louie Vito. Placed 8th.

ScoresEdit

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 10Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Jake Pavelka. Placed 7th.

ScoresEdit

Dancing with the Stars 11Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Michael Bolton. Placed 11th.

ScoresEdit

Dancing with the Stars 12Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Romeo. Placed 5th.

ScoresEdit

  • 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 14Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Roshon Fegan. Placed 6th.

ScoresEdit

  • Average score does not include marathon dance in week 6

Dancing with the Stars 15Edit

Chelsie was partnered with Hélio Castroneves. Placed 10th.

ScoresEdit

GalleryEdit

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