Born in Las Vegas and raised in Orem, Utah, Chelsie Hightower has five older brothers and started dancing when she was 9 years old in an after-school program. She won her first national title when she was just 11 years old. At age 18, she made her television debut on season four of FOX’s "So You Think You Can Dance." After season 4, Chelsie has returned in season 8 as an All-Star and in season 10 as a choreographer and All-Star. She joined the cast of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in its 8th Season and has been a professional dancer for seven different seasons. In July 2010 she received her first Creative Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography for her “Dancing With The Stars” routine, Paso Doble/Malaquena. She co-choreographed the piece with fellow "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough.
"Bullying is wrong, and it should be stopped. Everyone has the power to make or break someone's day/month/year/life. It is my hope we can all use that power to uplift and build one another up to make this world a better place as opposed to tearing it down. Let's be better together."