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.

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.

She had such trouble learning new steps that she stayed late after class most nights so that the teacher could help her catch up.

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.