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Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer


Lacey-Mae Schwimmer (born June 28, 1988) is an American competitive ballroom dancer, and the winner of multiple youth championships. 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, as well as the cousin of Heidi Groskreutz, 4th place on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance. She is also the sister of Benji Schwimmer, the winner of the 2006 season of So You Think You Can Dance. Read more on Last.fm
Lacey-Mae Schwimmer (born June 28, 1988) is an American competitive ballroom dancer, and the winner of multiple youth championships. 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, as well as the cousin of Heidi Groskreutz, 4th place on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance. She is also the sister of Benji Schwimmer, the winner of the 2006 season of So You Think You Can Dance.

She participated in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars as a professional dancer paired with Lance Bass of 'N Sync, in the eighth season of the show paired with Jackass star Steve-O and in the ninth season paired with actor and Iron Chef America host Mark Dacascos. Schwimmer returned to Dancing with the Stars for its eleventh season and she was partnered with Disney Channel star, Kyle Massey and in the 12th season she was paired with radio host Mike Catherwood. Lacey grew up in a Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) household in Redlands, 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 training and 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 rankings 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 US National Youth Latin Championship in 2006. Lacey also appeared in Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" music video 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 Cru 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. Schwimmer danced at the MTV Movie Awards 2008 alongside Adam Sandler. She is currently part of the iHollywood Dance faculty. She has also taught master classes in Norway. Schwimmer has her own line of tube socks as well as a dancewear line designed by Sugar and Bruno Dancewear collection. Lacey joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars for Season 7 as Lance Bass' partner. On October 30, 2008, TV Guide reported that Schwimmer had endometriosis but was still able to continue on the show as her condition did not require surgery.

She returned for Season 8, season 9, and season 11. She appeared in the video of the song Rainbow, by Elisa with singer songwriter Vinnie Ferra. Her vocals were featured in the song "Red Cup (I Fly Solo)" by Cash Cash. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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