Ultimately, she decides to go for it, partly because she really wants to see Europe.Age 16: Returns to the US after training with world-class dance instructors.Competes with Team USA in the most prestigious dance competition in the world — the Blackpool Dance Festival.

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Through sheer persistence, she got past her initial awkwardness, and achieved enough competency (and interest) to start competing in child dance competitions.

In most competitions she was cut or disqualified in the first round.

One day, something “clicked” and she started winning almost every competition she entered.

Age 11-12: Wins her first national dancing title, gains a bunch of self-confidence, starts experimenting with jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dancing, and joins Studio One‘s junior dance company in Utah.

Age 14: Gets the chance to leave Studio One and work with world renowned choreographer Shirley Ballas, but wrestles with the decision.

This would mean a return to ballroom dancing (when she was enjoying jazz so much).

Plus she’d have to leave all her friends at Studio One.

“I am a virgin, I don’t drink, and I don’t do drugs. In the 3rd grade, her parents enrolled her in an after-school dance class. She was a shy girl, and cried when her mother first brought her to class, but she quickly realized if she was going to sit in class for an hour anyway, so might as well learn to dance.

There are always temptations, and they come in different ways, but this is really who I am. She started as the worst dancer in the class, and the slowest learner.

Chelsie grew up with five athletic older brothers, and spent most of her childhood outside playing sports.

I don’t care what anyone says.” Born on July 21, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in Orem, Utah.