You Should Know: Chelsie Hightower

chelsie_hightower_ Chelsie Hightower is an internationally recognized dancer originally from Orem, Utah. She was a fan favorite and finalist on Fox’s hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, where she still makes appearances as a choreographer and All-Star. Two of the pieces that were choreographed for her were nominated for Emmy’s. She then performed on Dancing with the Stars for nine seasons and was nominated for another Emmy for a dance choreographed with Derek Hough. Chelsie’s partners have included Olympic athletes and world renown entertainers.

Chelsie was the face of Reebok’s dance line and she has collaborated with a multitude of brands, including Latisse. She has graced the cover of many national dance and fitness magazines and was featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition with dance partner, Ty Murray. Dance continues to be a major part of Chelsie’s life and she hopes to inspire others to live a healthier, happier life through dance and fitness.

chelsie_hightower_1 Name: Chelsie Hightower
Occupation: Professional dancer
Twitter Handle: @chelsiehightowr

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Free-spirited, independent, strong-willed

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

Well I’m awesome because my quesadilla-making is top notch and I will arm wrestle any man and lose pretty much every time but I have the tenacity to try.

But seriously I would say that I’ve been able to remain true to myself no matter the circumstance, the fact that I have been able and blessed to live out my dreams and make a living doing so and that I have gotten to work with and become close to some incredible people in the process.

3. What are your biggest indulgences?

Doughnuts and Netflix.

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: Takashi sushi in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Food: Sushi
Cocktail: I love EMV Mynt energy drinks.
Shopping destination/Store: Zara
Fashion item: A nice fashionable jacket.
Place to hangout: The mountains or my house.
City: NYC.
Travel item: My music.
Beauty product: Stila liquid eyeliner and mascara.
Skincare product: Warm water, clean food.
Hostess gift: Candles.
Home décor item: CANDLES. Every time.
Book: Visions of Glory, right now.
Website: 😉

5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

Well my superficial answer would definitely be my cell phone, but my real answer would be my family.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

When I lose something! Unfortunately it happens too often.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be?

Abraham Lincoln. He’s the man.

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

I have been so blessed in my life with the opportunities that I have received and the doors that have been opened. Having an engaging brand has allowed me many opportunities to be in the public eye and has given me the ability to inspire people to live their dreams so they can stay true to themselves in the process. In fact that can become their greatest asset.

9. What is your #1 tip for fellow women entrepreneurs?

Be fearless. Love yourself.


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