Chelsie Hightower is Best Known For Appearing on the ABC’s dance reality TV show Dancing With the Stars as choreographer, dance partner and trainer. She first appeared in this show in season 8 (in 2009) and was placed 4th when partnered with Ty Murray, a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy.
Born Name: Chelsie Kay Hightower
Occupation: Ballroom dancer, choreographer
Years active: 1998–present
Born: July 21, 1989, 31 years and 10 months, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Measurements: 33-26-34 in or 84-66-86 cm
Bra size: 32B
Dance Style: Latin, ballroom, jazz, ballet and hip-hop
Chelsie completed her schooling from Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah then attended Utah Valley University.
Siblings – Chelsie has five older brothers
Chelsie Kay Hightower is known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars, where she was a professional from Season 8 to 15, excluding Season 13.
Chelsie Kay Hightower was born 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.
So You Think You Can Dance
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 Amigos” choreographed by Dmitry 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. She returned in season eight as an All-Star and in season 10 as a choreographer and All-Star.
Started professional dancing at the age of 18, when she appeared on So You Think You Can Dance.
First TV Show
Chelsie debuted with Fox’s dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance in season 4 in May 2008, when she was 18. She was partnered with Mark Kanemura. She didn’t win the show but was able to reach in the top 6.
She goes to the nearby gym during the off-season for 6 days a week, while Sunday is a rest day. The exercises, which she does are primarily cardio, strength training, and weight training.
Cardio is done by her for the initial 30 minutes to increase the heart rate and as a form of warm up, which is followed by a session of weight training for 60 minutes. During that time, she also performs some weight training with light weights but high reps. This was all about her workout routine during the off-season.
Regarding diet, it looks like the following –
Breakfast – Egg whites (albumin) with yogurt
Lunch – Chicken sandwich
Snack – Prunes
Dinner – Fruit salad
Chelsie Hightower Favorite Things
Dancer on DWTS – Jack Osbourne
Chelsie Hightower Facts
She has received her dance training from former world champions including Dancing With The Stars professionals Corky Ballas, Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff.
She appeared on DWTS from season 8 until 15 (except season 13). She was dropped off from DWTS in the season 16 (in 2013), which was against her will.
Chelsie was born in Nevada but grew up in Orem, Utah.
Her parents divorced in 2006 (when she was 17 years old).
Chelsie started dancing when she was nine.
She is the youngest in her house.
She received her dance training at Center Stage Dance Studio in Utah alongside Derek Hough, Jared Murillo, and Julianne Hough.
Hightower had a hole in her heart when she was born.
She is trained in various dance forms such as ballroom, jazz, ballet and hip-hop.
At 11, she won her first national level title.
Chelsie is the only girl in her house.
With Sugar and Bruno, Chelsie has opened her own clothing line. She also has her own makeup line with Cliché Cosmetics.
Official website @ chelsiehightowerdance.com.