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Chelsie Kay Hightower (born July 21, 1989) is a Latin ballroom dancer, who is best known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars.

Biography

Born Chelsie Kay Hightower in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in Orem, Utah with five 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. Hightower performed in musical theaters 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.

At age 18, she made her television debut on season four of So You Think You Can Dance. She was eliminated from the U.S. reality TV show on July 31, 2008 after making it to the top six.

Hightower joined the season eight cast of Dancing with the Stars as a professional dancer, and was partnered with Ty Murray, a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy. On May 12, 2009, she and Murray were eliminated from the competition with a 4th place finish. Her partner for season nine was professional snowboarder Louie Vito. They were eliminated in week six of the competition, and came in eighth place. For season ten she was partnered with The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka. They were voted off in week five of the competition, and came in seventh place. She was paired with Michael Bolton in season 11. The couple were eliminated in week two. For season 12 she was partnered with rapper and actor Romeo Miller. They were eliminated in week eight of the competition, and came in fifth place. She was not on season 13 (Fall 2011), but returned in season 14 (Spring 2012) partnered with Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan. The couple was eliminated on week eight, finishing in sixth place. For season 15 (the first "all-stars" season), she was partnered with season five winner Hélio Castroneves. They were voted off during a double elimination in week three and finished in 10th place.

Hightower made an appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Winter 2010 edition (pages 152 and 153) along with three other couples from Dancing with the Stars. On July 8, 2010, she received an Emmy nomination for the "Paso Doble/Malagueña" dance that she and Derek Hough performed and co-choreographed for season ten.

Hightower has performed with singer/songwriter Jewel (Ty Murray's wife) in concert on Jewel's hit "Hands."

Personal life

Chelsie taught at Center Stage in Utah. Chelsie had planned to open a dance, acting and singing studio in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, however has currently placed the plans on hold for a time.

Hightower has her own clothing line through Sugar and Bruno and makeup line through Cliche Cosmetics.

So You Think You Can Dance performances

Week Partner Dance Song Result
1 Mark Kanemura Contemporary "Beautiful" " Meshell Ndegeocello Safe
2 Argentine tango "Mi Confesión" " Gotan Project Safe
3 Lyrical hip-hop "Bleeding Love" " Leona Lewis Safe
4 Jazz "Kiss Kiss" " Holly Valance Safe
Foxtrot "It's My Life" " Paul Anka
5 Salsa "Fuego" " Joe Bataan Safe
Broadway "I'm a Woman" from Smokey Joe's Cafe
6 Gev Manoukian Contemporary "These Arms of Mine" " Otis Redding Safe
Jive "The House is Rockin'" " Brian Setzer Orchestra
Solo "Pon de Replay" " Rihanna
7 Joshua Allen Argentine tango "A Los Amigos" from Forever Tango Safe
Disco "Everlasting Love" " Gloria Estefan
Solo "Damaged" " Danity Kane
8 Stephen "Twitch" Boss Mambo "Ahora Me Toca A Mi" " Víctor Manuelle Eliminated
Hip-hop "Control" " Vitamin String Quartet
Solo "When I Grow Up" " The Pussycat Dolls
Results show solo "The Girl's Gone Wild" " Travis Tritt

Dancing With the Stars performances

Chelsie's average score from all her partners is 21.03 points.

Season Partner Place
8 Ty Murray 4th
9 Louie Vito 8th
10 Jake Pavelka 7th
11 Michael Bolton 11th
12 Romeo 5th
13 N/A N/A
14 Roshon Fegan 6th
15 Hélio Castroneves 10th

Season 8 : with Ty Murray (average : 22.4)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Train in Vain" 5 4 5 No elimination
2 Quickstep / "Life is a Highway" 7 6 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Come Dance With Me" 8 8 7 Safe
4 Lindy Hop / "You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)" 9 8 8 Safe
5 Paso Doble / "Barracuda" 7 7 7 Safe
6 Jive / "The Girl's Gone Wild" 6 6 6 Last to be called safe
7 Waltz / "Strawberry Wine"
1960's Group Dance / "The Clapping Song"
8
No
8
scores
8
given
Last to be called safe
8 Salsa / "Vehicle"
Team Tango / "Womanizer"
9
9
7
9
8
10
Safe
9 Argentine Tango / "Amor Que Se Baila"
Rumba / "Free Fallin'"
8
7
9
7
8
7
Bottom 2
10
Semi-finals
Viennese Waltz / "Tuesday's Gone"
Samba / "Concrete and Clay"
8
8
9
7
8
8
Eliminated

Season 9 : with Louie Vito (average : 18.8)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "It's My Life" 6 7 6 Safe
Salsa Relay / "Get Busy""?Sean Paul Awarded 8 points
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.

Season 10 : with Jake Pavelka (average : 19.4)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz / "Kiss From a Rose" 7 6 7 No elimination
2 Jive / "Hip to be Square" 6 7 7 Safe
3 Quickstep / "Walk Like An Egyptian" 7 7 7 Last to be called safe
4 Tango / "A Girl Like You" 6/7 7/6 6/6 Safe
5 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Old Time Rock and Roll" 8 7 8 Safe
6 Samba / "Comanche"
Swing Marathon / "In the Mood"
7
Awarded
7
4
7
points
Eliminated

Season 11 : with Michael Bolton (average : 14.0)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz / "Life After You" 6 5 5 Safe
2 Jive / "Hound Dog" 4 5 3 Eliminated

Season 12 : with Romeo Miller (average : 23.6)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Romeo" 7 6 6 No elimination
2 Quickstep / "You're the One That I Want" 7 8 8 Safe
3 Rumba / "I'll Be There" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Palladio, First Movement" 7 8 8 Safe
5 Foxtrot / "New York, New York" 9 8 9 Safe
6 Waltz / "My Heart Will Go On" 10 9 9 Safe
7 Samba / "Say Hey (I Love You)"
Team Cha-Cha-Cha / "Born This Way"
7/8
8/8
7
7
8
7
Safe
8 Tango / "Hold It Against Me"
Salsa (Instant-Dance) / "Tequila"
9
8
9
9
9
8
Eliminated
  • 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

Season 14 : with Roshon Fegan (average : 25.7)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Glad You Came" 8 7 8 No elimination
2 Quickstep / "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" 9 8 9 Safe
3 Samba / "I Want You Back" 8 8 9 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "The Time of My Life" 9 8 9 Bottom 2
5 Salsa / "Bumpy Ride" 9 8 9 Safe
6 Rumba / "Cruisin"
Motown Marathon / "Nowhere to Run"
Dance Duel Jive / "Don't Stop Me Now"
7
AwardedSaved
8
5
by
8
Points
judges
Bottom 2
7 Argentine Tango / "Bad Romance"
Team Tango / "Toccata"
Dance Duel Rumba / "Set Fire to the Rain"
9
10
Saved
8
8
by
8
9
judges
Bottom 2
8 Foxtrot / "Sweet Pea"
Paso Doble / "Turn Me On"
10
9
9
9
10
9
Eliminated
  • Average score does not include marathon dance in week 6

Season 15 : with Hélio Castroneves (average: 23.3)

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Pride and Joy" 7.0 7.5 7.0 Safe
2 Jive / "Everybody Talks" 8.0 7.5 7.5 Bottom Two
3 Quickstep / "Mr. Pinstripe Suit" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Eliminated


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