|Born:||June 28, 1988|
|Known for:||Her dancing career|
Lacey Schwimmer grew up in a Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) household in Redlands, California. Her parents are Laurie Kauffman and notable 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 were in dozens of competitions. They received the U.S. title in the Young Adult Division of the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. They were also awarded the US National Youth Latin Championship in 2006. Schwimmer also appeared in Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" music video as a jitterbugger.
Schwimmer and Murillo have a cameo appearance in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in the episode "Loosely Ballroom". She is in the background of the scene during which a ballroom competition takes place.
In 2007, Lacey auditioned to become a contestant on season three of So You Think You Can Dance after learning that her brother Benji won season two. Lacey didn't win like her brother did, she place fourth.
Around a year later, she was asked to become a pro for Dancing with the Stars starting in the seventh season. She's been with the show for six seasons (took the tenth off) and has currently left the show to focus on other projects.
- Schwimmer was featured as a singer on the 2010 single "Red Cup (I Fly Solo)" by Cash Cash.
- In June 2011 she released her official single titled "Love Soundz" produced by The Monsters and The Strangerz. The song hit the airwaves on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on June 17, 2011 and was available on iTunes on June 21.
- In 2012, Schwimmer was featured as a singer on the It Boys! single "Burning Up".