The initial ingredient for this young dancer's success came from her parents, Laurie Kaufmann Buddy Schwimmer (an exceptional West Coast Swing dancer himself). National Youth Latin Championship in 2006, and went on to begin dancing professionally in videos by stars such as Christina Aguilera and the TV show in 2007 knowing that she had some big shoes to fill.They also had a son, Benji Schwimmer, who was raised as a dancer along with Lacey. A few years later she started working with a new partner, and the team of Jared Murillo and Lacey Schwimmer became a force to be reckoned with in the Latin and Swing dance world. Her brother Benji had won the previous season, and it put her in the unenviable position of needing to prove herself not only against other dancers but against the shadow of her big brother.
She is an actress and costume designer, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), So You Think You Can Dance (2005) and Steve-O: Demise and Rise (2009).
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It’s nice to be a part of a movement, a moment, that helped change your life or someone else’s. We all fear rejection from our family, faith and friends.
Once I kind of came to my senses and I saw things from the outside, and wasn’t so brainwashed, I realized—we can change. Even though I would never want to go back to the church, I feel bad for little Timmy or little Susie, who’s a lesbian and theoretically wants to stay there because she likes the community. And it’s also bad that we’re worrying about our careers.
After reaching the top four finalists, Lacey finally did get voted off of the show, but joined the cast for their tour and returned the following season with her brother to create an exciting West Coast Swing routine that made her father proud.