Chelsie Hightower is a nationally-recognized dancer from Orem, Utah. She was a fan favorite, All-Star, and choreographer on FOX’s hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. Two of the duets she danced in were nominated for Emmy awards. She then toured in a national arena tour with that season’s top ten.
Soon after, she made her debut as a professional dancer on ABC’s, Dancing With The Stars where she worked for the next 8 seasons. Her partners have ranged from Olympic athletes to world-renowned entertainers. She was nominated for an Emmy award for a dance she choreographed with fellow cast mate Derek Hough.
As a younger competitor, she represented the United States at the British Open Championships and consistently placed in the top 3 in the country. She was trained by some of the world’s top coaches.
Chelsie has graced the cover of many national fitness and dance magazines as well as being the face of Reebok’s dance line. She teaches at studios across the country and still performs for audiences around the country.
She started a company called Dance Elevated in 2016; dance camps are designed to create a safe and positive learning environment for the next generation. She hosted for Fox’s The Place from 2018 to 2019 and played Tina Sparkle in the US premiere of Baz Lurmen’s “Strictly Ballroom” this year.
In 2020 she started Inside Out a dancewear company with a purpose to reach beyond the performance for dancers to know their worth and navigate their dance journey in a positive way. Currently, Chelsie is residing in NYC to expand her dance education and as an entrepreneur in the dance community.