Full Name: Chelsie Kay Hightower
Dance Style: Latin and Ballroom
Chelsie is a Latin ballroom dancer born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in Orem, Utah. She is currently dating James Lowe. She started dancing when she was 9 years old and received conventional training since the age of 14. Hightower has worked with many world-renowned choreographers and performed in musical theatres across the United States. She was a U.S. Worlds finalist in 2005 and competed on Team USA. She graduated from Timpanogos High School, then attended Utah Valley University. She was eliminated from the U.S. reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance on July 31, 2008 along with original dance partner Mark Kanemura. She is one of four female dancers (and one of six dancers total) who never had a bottom appearance in all seasons of SYTYCD. She joined the season 8 cast of Dancing with the Stars as a professional dancer and was partnered with Ty Murray, nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy.
Chelsie joined the DWTS pro cast in Season 8. Her specialty is ballroom and she has trained with current and former world champions including Dancing With The Stars professionals Corky Ballas, Katrina Smirnoff and Louis VanAmstel.
At 20 years old, Chelsie has her own clothing line from Sugar and Bruno and a makeup line through Cliché Cosmetics. Both are available for purchase in the store.
- U.S. Representative to the Worlds - 2005
- U.S National Standard Finalist - 2005
- International Latin Finalist - 2006
- 10 Dance National Youth Champion - 2005
Performance Roundup on DWTS:
Season 8: Ty Murray (Finished 4th)
Season 9: Louie Vito (Finished 8th)
Season 10: Jake Pavelka (Finished 7th)
Season 11: Michael Bolton (Finished 11th)