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Lindsay Arnold
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date January 11, 1994 (1994-01-11) (age 23)
Hometown Provo, Utah

Partner(s) 16: Victor Ortiz (8th)
21: Alek Skarlatos (3rd)
22: Wanya Morris (4th/5th)
23: Calvin Johnson (3rd)
24: David Ross (2nd)

Lindsay Arnold Cusick is a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.

BiographyEdit

Retrieved from abc.com
Season 24 will mark Lindsay Arnold’s ninth season as a professional dancer on the show. Prior to “Dancing with the Stars,” she was a top four finalist and fan favorite on season nine of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Born and raised in Provo, Utah, Arnold began dancing at the age of four when her mom began searching to find a hobby that she enjoyed. After her first ballet and jazz dance classes, she was hooked and has been dancing ever since. By the age of eight, she found herself a ballroom partner and began entering competitions.

With three younger sisters following in her footsteps and dance dominating the Arnold household, her mom decided to create an environment where all of her daughters could enjoy their passion and train together. She opened The Vibe dance studio in Lindon, Utah, where Arnold trained under head director Rick Robinson, and with some of the best teachers in the nation, in a variety of mediums including: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, Latin and ballroom. Most of her training, however, was with her main ballroom coach and world-renowned ballroom dancer, Shirley Ballas, who is also the mother of “Dancing with the Stars” veteran Mark Ballas.

Arnold’s dedication to her craft has earned her countless awards over the years including: first place in the United States Open Youth Latin Championships, first place in the United States Open Junior Latin Championships, top three finalist in the World Junior Latin Team Match, top five finalist at the World Cup Latin Junior Championships, and top five finalist at the United States Junior National 10 Dance Championships.

At the age of 14, Arnold had her first taste of the Hollywood life when Mark Ballas visited her dance studio to put together a routine for her team to perform on “Dancing with the Stars.” After that, her studio was invited to compete on Paula Abdul’s “Let’s Dance,” and as a high school senior, she decided to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance.” To her surprise and excitement, she made it through the audition process and put her academic scholarship for Utah Valley University on hold to pursue her dream full-time.

When not dancing, Arnold enjoys all things outdoors and can be found hiking, fishing, boating or skiing. In 2015 and after five years of dating, she married her high school sweetheart, Sam Cusick. The pair currently live in Los Angeles with their Labradoodle, Moose.

Dancing with the Stars 16Edit

Lindsay was partnered with Victor Ortiz. Placed 8th.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Daylight" 6 6 6 No elimination
2 Jive / "Runaway Baby" 6 6 6 Bottom 2
3 Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Contemporary / "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"
Awarded
8
0
7
Points
8
Safe
4 Paso Doble / "We Will Rock You" 6 6 6 Bottom 2
5 Viennese Waltz / "Never Tear Us Apart" 7 7 7 Bottom 2
6 Rumba / "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
6
7
6
8
6
7
Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 21Edit

Lindsay was partnered with Alek Skarlatos. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Ten Feet Tall" 8 7 7 No elimination
2 Jazz / "Don't Stop Believin'"
Quickstep / "American Girl"
8
7
7
7
8
8
Safe
3 Tango / "Bad Things" 8 81/9 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Wake Me Up" 8 8 8 Safe
52 Quickstep / "Bossa Nova Baby" 10 10/93 10 No elimination
6 Jive / "Jailhouse Rock" 8 8/74 7 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "Haunted"
Team Freestyle / "Ghostbusters"
9
9
8
10
8
9
Safe
8 Contemporary / "Holding Out for a Hero"
Samba dance-off / "Lean On"
9
No
8
extra
8
points
Safe
9 Salsa / "Back It Up"
Team Paso Doble / "We Will Rock You"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Safe
10
Semifinals
Waltz / "America the Beautiful"
Cha-Cha-Cha Dance-off / "Fun"
Trio Argentine Tango / "Ex's & Oh's"
10
No
9
10
Extra
9
10
Points
9
No elimination
11
Finals
Rumba / "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore
Freestyle / "Marchin On"
Rumba/Tango Fusion / "A Sky Full of Stars"
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
Third Place
1 Score given by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro.
2 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Skarlatos performed with Emma Slater instead of Arnold. Arnold performed with Carlos PenaVega.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
4 Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John.

Dancing with the Stars 22Edit

Lindsay was partnered with Wanya Morris. Placed 4th/5th.

ScoresEdit

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Motownphilly" 8 7 8 No elimination
2 Salsa / "Echa Pa'lla (Manos Pa'rriba)" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Waltz / "The Star-Spangled Banner" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Samba / "Circle of Life" 8 9/91 9 Safe
52 Tango / "Hold Back the River" 8 7/73 8 No elimination
6 Jazz / "Bye Bye Bye" 10 9 10 Safe
7 Foxtrot / "I Say a Little Prayer"
Team Freestyle / "Super Bad", "Living in America" & "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Last to be called safe
8 Jive / "Can You Do This"
Team-up Samba / "Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)"
8
10
8
93
9
10
Last to be called safe
9
Semifinals
Trio Paso Doble / "Explosive"
Charleston / "Shame on Me"
10
10
10
10
10
10
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Zendaya Coleman.
2 For this week only, as part of "America's Switch Up", Morris performed with Witney Carson instead of Arnold. Arnold performed with Von Miller.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
3 Due to Goodman being the judge coaching Morris' team during the team-up dance, the viewers scored the dance in his place with the averaged score being counted alongside the remaining judges.

Dancing with the Stars 23Edit

Lindsay was partnered with Calvin Johnson. Placed 3rd.

ScoresEdit

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "That's What I Like" 7 6 6 7 No elimination
2 Foxtrot / "As Days Go By" 7 7 7 7 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz / "It's a Woman's World" 8 8 8 8 Safe (Immunity)
4 Charleston / "Bella Donna Twist" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Jazz / "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" 8 8 8 No elimination
6 Argentine Tango / "Hotel California" 9 101 9 9 Last to be called safe
7 Jive / "Good Golly, Miss Molly"
Team Freestyle / "The Skye Boat Song"
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
8 Quickstep / "Dr. Bones"
Jive Dance Off / "The Purple People Eater"
10
No

Extra
10
Points
10
Awarded
Safe
9 Waltz / "Memory"
Team-Up Dance (Paso Doble) / "No Good"
9
9
92
92
10
10
9
9
Safe
10
Semifinals
Tango / "Seven Nation Army"
Trio Salsa / "Limbo"
8
10

9
10
9
10
Last to be called safe
11
Finals
Viennese Waltz / "I Am Your Man"
Freestyle / "Please Mr. Postman" & "I Want You Back"
Jive & Quickstep Fusion / "Tutti Frutti"
8
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
Third Place

1 Score given by guest judge Pitbull.
2 Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel.

Dancing with the Stars 24Edit

Lindsay was partnered with David Ross. Placed 2nd.

ScoresEdit

1 Score given by guest judge Nick Carter
2 Score given by guest judge Mandy Moore

TriviaEdit

  • She is best friends with fellow professional dancers Witney Carson and Jenna Johnson.
  • Arnold was one of the finalists on the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance. Although she was eliminated on August 29, 2012, she received repeated praise from the judges about her versatility as a dancer and her endless star quality. After the season, she performed in the 30-city tour.
  • Lindsay loves food.
  • She hates spiders and tomatoes.
  • She once gave stitches to another person.
  • Her favorite color is green.
  • She has a foot phobia.
  • On December 9, 2014, she and her high school sweetheart, Samuel Cusick, got engaged while vacationing in Africa.
    • They got married on June 18, 2015, exchanging vows in a private Mormon ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have their wedding video on YouTube.
    • Fellow Dancing with the Stars dancers Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson and Emma Slater were among her bridesmaids, with Witney Carson serving as her maid of honor.

GalleryEdit

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