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. For season 12 she was partnered with rapper and actor Romeo Miller.
She was not on season 13 (2011), but returned in season 14 (2012) partnered with Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan.The couple was eliminated on week eight, finishing in sixth place.Hightower earned her highest score and her best average with any partner woth Fegan earning 29/30 for their Foxtrot and earning an average of 25.7.Born Chelsie Kay Hightower 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. Worlds finalist in 2005, and competed on Team USA during the British Open in Blackpool, England.
Hightower has performed in musical theaters across the United States and won her first national title when she was 11. 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. reality TV show on July 31, 2008 after making it to the top six.
She is highly remembered for her Emmy nominated performances with Mark Kanemura to a revision of "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis choreographed by Nappy Tabs and with Joshua Allen to "A Los Amigas" choreographed by Dimitry Chaplin. Hightower was one of two contestants who were never in the bottom 3.
After season four, Chelsie has since returned in season eight as an All-Star and in season 10 as a choreographer and All-Star.
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.