Dancing With The Stars

Lacey Schwimmer

Quick Facts:

Full Name: Lacey Mae Schwimmer
Dance Style: Latin and West Coast Swing
Nationality: American
Height: 5'3"

Age: 24


Lacey Schwimmer was born into a family with very strong dancing genes. Her parents are Laurie Kauffman and noted West Coast Swing dancer, Buddy Schwimmer. She is the younger sister of Benji Schwimmer, winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance, and David Schwimmer of Friends fame. Despite her super famous relatives, Lacey's managed to make a name for herself in the dance world.


Schwimmer has been training and dancing competitively since a young age. At age seven, she and partner Brian Cordoba danced in the 1995 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. At age ten, she and partner Blace Thompson placed 1st in the Young America Division at the 1998 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. Schwimmer went on to have annual top rankings at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships and has won numerous U.S. titles. In January 2003, Schwimmer was paired with Jared Murillo, and the two began competing at a junior level. They were upgraded to the youth level in August 2003 and have competed in dozens of competitions. They received the U.S. title in the Young Adult Division of the 2004 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. They were also awarded the U.S. National Youth Latin Championship in 2006.


DWTS Data:
Lacey made her Dancing With The Stars debut in Season 7, finishing third with Lance Bass of 'N Sync. From there, she was paired with reality TV star Steve-O in Season 8, finishing eighth overall despite Steve-O's injured back. She also danced with Iron Chef America personality Mark Dacascos for Season 9.

Beyond DWTS:
Outside of the reality dance competish circuit, we've seen Lacey in Christina Aguilera's pop video clip "Candyman" as a jitterbugger. She's also made cameo appearances in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in the episode,"Loosely Ballroom", and Jon Chu and Adam Sevani's Biggest Online Dance Battle against M&M. 

Lacey danced at the MTV Movie Awards 2008 alongside Adam Sandler and was cast to dance in Adam Shankman's film Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler. Currently Lacey is part of the iHollywood Dance faculty and is also teaching master classes in Norway.


  • 2007 - 1st Place: World Swing Dance Championships
  • 7 time US Open Swing Dance Champion
  • 2007 - So You Think You Can Dance Finalist
  • 2006 - 1st Place: US National Youth Latin Championships
  • 2006 - Emerald Ball Youth Latin Champion

Performance Roundup on DWTS:

Season 7: Lance Bass (Finished 3rd)
Season 8: Steve-O (Finished 8th)
Season 9: Mark Dacascos (Finished 6th)

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