Lindsay Arnold


Lindsay Arnold Biography (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Lindsay Arnold Cusick (born January 11, 1994) is an American professional ballroom dancer. She was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance. She is a professional dancer and choreographer on Dancing with the Stars.

Personal life

Arnold, born and raised in Provo, Utah, is the oldest of four daughters. On June 18, 2015, she married her high school sweetheart, Samuel Lightner Cusick. Arnold and Cusick exchanged vows in a private Mormon ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. 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.

So You Think You Can Dance

At the age of 18, Arnold auditioned for the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance. She made it through to the top twenty finalists. Her partner was martial arts fusion dancer Cole Horibe. When only ten dancers remained, the contestants switched partners to a new all-star each week. As she proceeded to the top 8 dancers, Arnold partnered with dancers Jakob Karr and Alex Wong. Although she was eliminated on August 29, 2012, she received repeated praise from the judges about her versatility as a dancer and her star quality. After the season, she performed on the 30-city tour.

Dancing with the Stars

Arnold became a professional dancer on season 16 of the reality television series Dancing with the Stars. At the time, she was the second youngest pro dancer in the show's history (Julianne Hough joined the show at 18). She was partnered with professional boxer Victor Ortiz. They finished in 8th place and were eliminated in week six after getting three 6s.

She returned in season 17 as a member of the dance troupe, and continued in the troupe through season 20.

She was promoted again to a professional partner in season 21, in which she partnered with National Guard member Alek Skarlatos. The couple made it to the finals and finished in third place.

Arnold returned as a professional for season 22 and was paired with Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris. Arnold and Morris made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated, finishing in 4th place despite receiving the highest scores of that night.

Arnold returned for season 23 and is partnered with former NFL player Calvin Johnson Jr..

Season Partner Place Average
score
16 Victor Ortiz 8th 19.7
21 Alek Skarlatos 3rd 25.2
22 Wanya Morris 4th 26.5
23 Calvin Johnson Jr. TBA TBA

Performances

Season 16 with celebrity partner Victor Ortiz

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 two
3 Prom group dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Contemporary / "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"
No
8
points
7
awarded
8
Safe
4 Paso doble / "We Will Rock You" 6 6 6 Bottom two
5 Viennese Waltz / "Never Tear Us Apart" 7 7 7 Bottom two
6 Rumba / "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
Team Paso doble / "Higher Ground"
6
7
6
8
6
7
Eliminated
Season 21 with celebrity partner Alek Skarlatos

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 Rumba / "Let It Go" 8 7/73 7 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-Up Dance (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.

Season 22 with celebrity partner Wanya Morris

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 Dance (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.
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.

Season 23 with celebrity partner Calvin Johnson Jr.

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



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