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Lacey Schwimmer Height 5' 3" Born June 28 1988
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Lacey Schwimmer: Lacey-Mae Schwimmer (born
June 28, 1988) is an American competitive ballroom dancer, and the winner of
multiple youth championship awards. She is best known as one of the Top 4
Finalists on the 2007 season of So You Think You Can Dance. She is the daughter
of noted dancer, Buddy Schwimmer, and sister of the winner of Season 2's show,
Benji Schwimmer. She is currently participating in the seventh season of Dancing
with the Stars as a professional dancer paired with Lance Bass of 'N Sync.
Schwimmer was born into a family of championship dancers and grew up in a Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) household in Moreno Valley, California. Her parents are Laurie Kauffman and noted West Coast Swing dancer, Buddy Schwimmer. She is the younger sister of Benji Schwimmer, winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Schwimmer has been dancing competitively since a young age. At age seven, she and partner Brian Cordoba danced in the 1995 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. At age ten, she and partner Blace Thompson placed 1st in the Young America Division at the 1998 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. Schwimmer went on to have annual top finishes at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships and has won numerous U.S. titles. In January 2003, Schwimmer was paired with Jared Murillo, and the two began competing at a junior level. They were upgraded to the youth level in August 2003 and have competed in dozens of competitions. They received the U.S. title in the Young Adult Division of the 2004 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. They were also awarded the U.S. National Youth Latin Championship in 2006. Lacey also appeared in Christina Aguilera's pop video clip Candyman as a jitterbugger.
Schwimmer and Murillo also have a cameo appearance in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in the episode, "Loosely Ballroom". She is in the background of the scene during which a ballroom competition takes place.
On December 12, 2007, Lacey had surgery on her left knee to repair a torn meniscus she suffered during the So You Think You Can Dance's 2007 dance tour. She made an appearance in Jon Chu and Adam Sevani's Biggest Online Dance Battle against M&M and was credited as a member of ACDC with Hok, another So You Think You Can Dance competitor. She made an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Lacey danced at the MTV Movie Awards 2008 alongside Adam Sandler.
Lacey was cast to dance in Adam Shankman's upcoming film Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler.
She is currently part of the iHollywood Dance faculty. She is also teaching master classes in Norway.
Lacey Schwimmer has been added to the Coastal Dance Rage faculty touring Canada amongst noted choreographers: Brian Friedman, Francisco Gella, Cris Judd, Shannon Mather, Blake McGrath, Mia Michaels, Bobby Newberry, Shane Sparks, Benji Schwimmer and Kenny Wormald.
Lacey is currently starring on Dancing With The Stars as Lance Bass' partner. On October 30, 2008, TV Guide reported that Schwimmer has endometriosis but will still be able to continue on the show as her condition will not require surgery.
So You Think You Can Dance
Schwimmer describes her dance style as West Coast Swing and international Latin.
She auditioned with her brother Benji Schwimmer.
After becoming a Top 20 Finalist on Season 3 of "So You Think You Can Dance", Schwimmer was paired up with contemporary/hip hop dancer, Kameron Bink. The two danced together for five weeks and had much success, with the judges praising their chemistry and ease with which they danced together. They were also the only couple to never get placed in the bottom three couples. At Week 6, the couples were assigned new partners and Schwimmer was then partnered with Danny Tidwell. She was also partnered with Neil Haskell and Pasha Kovalev before being named a Top 4 Finalist on the show.
Schwimmer, her brother Benji Schwimmer, Donyelle Jones, Katee Shean, Chelsie Hightower,and Joshua Allen are the only contestants in all four seasons of the show to never be in the bottom three couples or bottom four dancers.
After making it to the top 10 finalists, Schwimmer joined her fellow contestants in the So You Think You Can Dance's 2007 dance tour, starting in Albany, New York.
She also appeared in season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance to assist her brother, Benji Schwimmer, to choreograph a West Coast Swing routine for Katee Shean and Joshua Allen.
She will appear in the video of the song Rainbow, by Elisa.
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