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Kaycee Rice
Kaycee Caitlin Rice

October 21, 2002
Woodland Hills, California
ResidenceLos Angeles, California

Kaycee Caitlin Rice is an American dancer and actress. She is best known for her participation in the reality competition shows, World of Dance (season 2) and America's Got Talent.

Early Life and Career[edit]

Rice was born in Woodland Hills, California on October 21, 2002.[1]She grew up in Simi Valley with her two siblings, Devon and Kylie[2]. Rice began dancing at the age of four, and began competing at dance competitions when she was five. She is trained in hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, contemporary and acro. [3]At the age of seven, her mom opened the dance studio, Studio 13, which she trained at until it closed in 2016.[4]

Rice began gaining popularity online when a video of her 2013 hip hop solo, WERK,[5]went viral after singer Katy Perry tweeted about it. [6]This caused her to have several national news articles[7] [8]to be written about her, be featured in Youtube Rewind 2013, [9]interviewed by CNN, and to be perform and be interviewed on The Queen Latifah Show. Rice began regularly posting on her Youtube channel in 2017 when she started a vlog series called "Weirdo Wednesdays", and her channel now has over 248,000 subscribers[10]. Rice also has her own collection of Nike shoes called the Air Max Zero Collection. [11]She also frequently collaborates with choreographers such as Matt Steffania [12]and Brian Friedman [13]and stars in videos of their choreography on Youtube.[14]

Rice was a contestant on season 9 of NBC's reality competition series America's Got Talent with her partner Gabe de Guzman in 2014[15]. The duo were eliminated in the Judgement Week. In 2018, Rice competed on season 2 of World of Dance[16] with her partner Sean Lew[17] in a duo called Sean and Kaycee.[18] Rice was a guest star on the talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show [19]three times where she did performances with both De Guzman[20] and Lew.[21] Rice also was on the fifth season of Dance Moms [22]where she competed with the Candy Apples for two episodes, performing two group dances and one unaired solo.[23]

Rice has been in many professional performances including being featured on the Oscars, the Teen Choice Awards, the Radio Disney Music Awards,[24] the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Rice has also danced for artists such as Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor, [25]Superfruit,[26] Portugal the Man, Katy Perry, Missy Elliot,[27] and more. She also has been a part of dance groups such as immaBEAST.


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Stunt Double
2017 How to Catch a Ghost Jase Disney short film, lead role
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Teens Wanna Know Herself
2013 The Queen Latifah Show Herself Performed a solo[28]
2014 America's Got Talent (season 9) Contestant Performed in the duo, Kaycee & Gabe[29]
2014 86th Academy Awards Dancer Danced with Pharrell Williams in Happy performance[30]
2015 Super Bowl XLIX Dancer Performed at halftime show onstage with Katy Perry and Missy Elliott
2015 Dance Moms Herself Performed in two episodes with Candy Apples Dance Center
2016-2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Dancer Danced as a part of the Hype Squad at 2016 and 2017 award shows
2016-2018 The Ellen Show Dancer Performed 3 times: with Gabe de Guzman in 2016, with Portugal the Man in 2017, and with Sean Lew in 2018.
2017 The Neighborhood Kiddos Maggie
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Popular Girl
2017 Teen Choice Awards Dancer Danced for French Montana and Swae Lee during "Unforgettable" performance[31]
2017 Fuller House Dancer Performed in one episode, "Fast Times at Bayview High"[32]
2018 To the Pointe with Kristyn Burtt Herself
2018 World of Dance (season 2) Contestant Performed in the duo, Sean and Kaycee[33]
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2014 All About That Bass[34] Meghan Trainor
2017 Worth It Superfruit Lead Dancer[35]


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  2. ^ Kaycee Rice **Official Channel** (2018-08-29), WHO KNOWS ME BETTER? (SIBLING EDITION) - Kaycee Rice, retrieved 2018-09-04
  3. ^ "Bloc LA | Kaycee Rice". la.blocagency.com. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  4. ^ "Kaycee Rice (@kayceericeofficial) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  5. ^ "Balancing homework and Hollywood -- the real life of dance parents". espnW. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  6. ^ "kayceerice | Resume". kayceerice. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Katy Perry's Tiny Dancer: How the superstar turned one little girl into an internet sensation". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. ^ "Who twerks it best? Miley or Kaycee?". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  9. ^ Chmielewski, By Dawn C. "YouTube Rewind is playful homage to year's top videos". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  10. ^ "Kaycee Rice **Official Channel**". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  11. ^ "Air Max Day Build-Up Continues With Release of Imaginairs Air Max Zero Collection". Nike News. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  12. ^ Matt Steffanina (2018-06-20), MAROON 5 - "Girls Like You" ft Cardi B Dance | Matt Steffanina & Kaycee Rice, retrieved 2018-09-04
  13. ^ Brian Friedman (2017-08-08), Hiccup ft Kaycee Rice - JX Riders ft Sisterwife | Brian Friedman Choreo | Hollywood Summer Tour, retrieved 2018-09-04
  14. ^ Garcia, Kelsey. "If You Liked Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" Video, Wait Until You See This Next-Level Choreography". POPSUGAR Celebrity UK. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  15. ^ "Gabe De Guzman and Kaycee Rice Are a Stage Match Made in Hip-Hop Heaven". Dance Spirit. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  16. ^ "Teen dancers leave J-Lo in TEARS with powerful World of Dance number". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  17. ^ Stagnitta, Ali (2018-05-30). "'World Of Dance' Standouts Sean & Kaycee React To Making J.Lo Cry With Their Qualifying Dance". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  18. ^ Ruth, Wolfgang. "This World of Dance Duo Pulled Off Seriously Gorgeous Choreography With 1 Giant Twist". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  19. ^ amazing_dancers_3 (2017-09-11), Kaycee Rice, Sean Lew, Charlize Glass, Josh Price - Ellen Show | Portugal.The Man Feel It Still LIVE, retrieved 2018-09-04
  20. ^ TheEllenShow (2018-06-26), 'World of Dance' Contestants Kaycee and Sean Are Icons, retrieved 2018-09-04
  21. ^ Christabel Gabriella (2016-05-16), Gabe and Kaycee at Ellen Show with Twitch&Allison, retrieved 2018-09-04
  22. ^ "Watch Mackenzie's Time to Shine Full Episode - Dance Moms | Lifetime". Lifetime. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  23. ^ pink.aldc (2015-01-18), CADC Kaycee Rice solo 'Hot Stuff' | Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 13, retrieved 2018-09-04
  24. ^ "kayceerice". kayceerice. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  25. ^ "MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES NEW DANCE VIDEO FOR NO EXCUSES -". ventsmagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  26. ^ "Gay Duo Superfruit Celebrates Genderfluidity In "Worth It (Perfect)" Video". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  27. ^ "Dancing Her Way to Pop Stardom, Thanks to YouTube and Rihanna". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  28. ^ Queen Latifah (2013-11-08), Kaycee Rice Dances on The Queen Latifah Show, retrieved 2018-09-04
  29. ^ "Kaycee & Gabe". America's Got Talent Wiki. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  30. ^ Yutaka Isamu (2014-03-03), Pharrell Happy Oscar Awards 2014 HD live performance, retrieved 2018-09-04
  31. ^ Nick Henri (2017-08-14), French Montana Performs ' Unforgettable - Live at Teen Choice awards, retrieved 2018-09-04
  32. ^ Fast Times At Bayview High, retrieved 2018-09-04
  33. ^ Sean & Kaycee - The Cut, 2018-08-28, retrieved 2018-09-04
  34. ^ MeghanTrainorVEVO (2014-06-11), Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass, retrieved 2018-09-04
  35. ^ SUPERFRUIT (2017-07-14), WORTH IT (PERFECT) by SUPERFRUIT, retrieved 2018-09-04