Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer - Dancing With the Stars 2008

Lance Bass
PROFESSION:
Pop star

BACKGROUND:
Lance Bass has sold over 50 million records as a member of the phenomenally successful pop group *NSYNC. He also executive produced and starred in a number of film and television projects. In 2002 he successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia’s Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA for a mission aboard a Soyuz capsule. Lance has also released his memoir, Out of Sync, for Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

Lacey Schwimmer
ACHIEVEMENTS:
2007 – 1st Place: World Swing Dance Championships
7 time US Open Swing Dance Champion
2007 – So You Think You Can Dance Finalist
2006 – 1st Place: US National Youth Latin Championships
2006 – Emerald Ball Youth Latin Champion

CELEBRITY PARTNER:
Lance Bass

STATS:
Style: Latin and West Coast Swing
Nationality: American
Based in: Studio City
Status: Not currently competing

BACKGROUND:
Lacey was born into a family of championship dancers and grew up 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.

Although she began dancing at age 6, it wasn’t until she hit her teens that she realized that this was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She was chosen as one of the Top 20 contestants for season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX. Schwimmer has finished top at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships and has won numerous U.S. titles.

Some of her appearances include Christina Aguilera’s pop video clip “Candyman” as a jitterbugger, a cameo appearance in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in the episode, “Loosely Ballroom”, and Jon Chu and Adam Sevani’s Biggest Online Dance Battle against M&M.

Lacey danced at the MTV Movie Awards 2008 alongside Adam Sandler and was cast to dance in Adam Shankman’s upcoming film Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler. Currently Lacey is part of the iHollywood Dance faculty and is also teaching master classes in Norway. She is going to be judging the World Swing Championships in September 2008.

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