Lindsay Arnold

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Lindsay Arnold
Born (1994-01-11) January 11, 1994 (age 27)
OccupationDancer, choreographer
Years active2012–present
Height5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)[1]
Spouse(s)
Samuel Cusick
(m. 2015)
ChildrenSage Jill Cusick
Websitewww.lindsayarnold.com

Lindsay Arnold Cusick (born January 11, 1994)[2][3] is an American professional Latin and 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[edit]

Lindsay Arnold was born and raised in Provo, Utah, and is the oldest of four daughters.[3][4] Her siblings are Jensen, Brynley, and Rylee. On June 18, 2015, she married her high-school sweetheart, Samuel Cusick, in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fellow Dancing with the Stars dancers Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson, and Emma Slater were among her bridesmaids, with Witney Carson serving as maid of honor.[3] On May 13, 2020, she announced she and Cusick were expecting their first child, a girl, due in November.[5] Their daughter, Sage Jill Cusick, was born on November 2, 2020.[6]

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

At age 18, Arnold auditioned for the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance. She progress to the top 20 finalists. Her partner was martial arts fusion dancer Cole Horibe. With 10 dancers remained, the contestants switched partners to a new one each week. As she proceeded to the top eight dancers, Arnold partnered with Jakob Karr and Alex Wong. She was eliminated on August 29, 2012. After the season, she performed on the show's 30-city tour.[citation needed]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

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,[citation needed] following Julianne Hough joining 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.[7]

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.[8] The couple made it to the finals and finished in third place.[citation needed]

Arnold returned as a professional for season 22 and was paired with Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris. They were eliminated in the semifinals, finishing in 4th place.[citation needed] In season 23, she was partnered with former NFL player Calvin Johnson Jr., finishing in third place.[citation needed] The following season, her partner was former Major League Baseball catcher David Ross. They finished in second place, behind Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater.

In season 25, Arnold was paired with singer-actor Jordan Fisher. They won the season on November 21, 2017, setting the record[citation needed] for most perfect scores with a total of 9. The next season, Arnold and former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were eliminated in the second week of competition, tying for 7th place with Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko.[citation needed] In season 27, she was paired with former NFL player DeMarcus Ware.[9] The couple was eliminated on week 7 of the competition, finishing in 7th place.[citation needed] The following season, Arnold was paired with former White House Press Secretary and political aide Sean Spicer. Despite consistently earning low scores and criticism from the judges, home-audience votes kept the pair in[citation needed] through week 9, and they finished in 6th place.[citation needed]

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. 3rd 26.4
24 David Ross 2nd 24.2
25 Jordan Fisher 1st 27.9
26 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 8th 20.0
27 DeMarcus Ware 7th 24.8
28 Sean Spicer 6th 18.0

Performances[edit]

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.[10]

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

10

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
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

Season 24 with celebrity partner David Ross

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Quickstep / "Go, Cubs, Go" 7 7 7 7 No elimination
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Bust a Move" 7 6 7 7 Safe
3 Jazz / "Candy Shop" 8 7 8 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "Forever Young" 7 8 8 8 Safe
5 Jive / "Ride" 7 7 8 7 Safe
6 Argentine Tango / "I Want You Back"
Team Freestyle / "Dancing Machine", "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" & "Best Song Ever"
7
8
7
8
81
91
7
8
Safe
7 Salsa / "Universal Mind Control"
Jive Dance Off / "Gimme Some Lovin'"
8
No
8
Extra
82
Points
8
Awarded
Last to be called safe
8 Waltz / "Humble and Kind"
Trio Paso Doble / "Gangsta's Paradise"
9
7
9
7
9
8
9
7
Safe
9
Semifinals
Foxtrot / "You Make Me Feel So Young"
Tango / "Castle on the Hill"
9
9
8
9
9
9
8
9
Last to be called safe
10
Finals
Viennese Waltz / "Let's Hurt Tonight"
Freestyle / "It Takes Two" & "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Foxtrot & Salsa Fusion / "Living"
8
10
9
8
10
9
9
10
9
8
10
9
Runner-Up

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

Season 25 with celebrity partner Jordan Fisher

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Tango / "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" 8 7 7 No Elimination
2 Viennese Waltz / "Count On Me"
Samba / "Mi Gente"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Safe
3 Charleston / "The Glory Days" 9 7 9 No Elimination
4 Contemporary / "Take Me Home" 10 9 10 Safe
5 Foxtrot / "You're Welcome" 10 10 10 Safe
6 Rumba / "Supermarket Flowers" 10 9/101 10 Safe
7 Paso Doble / “Animals
Team Freestyle / “Monster Mash
10
8
10
8
10
8
Safe
8 Quickstep / “Chuck Berry”
Trio Salsa / “Que Viva La Vida”
10
10
10
10
10
10
Safe
9 Argentine Tango / "Brother"
Jive / "Proud Mary"
9
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
10 Charleston / "Bad Man"
Freestyle / "Puttin on the Ritz"
Samba / "Mi Gente"
Salsa & Paso Doble Fusion / "Kill the Lights"
10
10
10
10
10/102
10/102
10
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

1 Score given by guest judge Shania Twain.
2 Score given by guest judge Julianne Hough.

Season 26 with celebrity partner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" 6 5 6 Safe
2 Salsa / "La Malanga"
Team Freestyle / "...Baby One More Time"
7
8
6/71
8/91
6
8
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Rashad Jennings.

Season 27 with celebrity partner DeMarcus Ware

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Sweet Sensation" 8 7 8 Safe
2 Foxtrot / "The Boy from New York City"
Quickstep / "Ladies Man"
8
8
8
7
8
8
Safe
3 Argentine Tango / "Lux Aeterna" 9 8 9 Safe
4 Trio Paso Doble / "Fire" 7 7 8 Safe
5 Charleston / "A Star Is Born" 9 8 9 No Elimination
6 Salsa / "Under Your Spell" 8 9 9 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "Tennessee Whiskey"
Team Freestyle / "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Eliminated

Season 28 with celebrity partner Sean Spicer

Week Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Salsa / "Spice Up Your Life" 4 4 4 No Elimination
2 Tango / "Shut Up and Dance" 6 5 5 Safe
3 Cha-cha-cha / "Night Fever" 5 5 5 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Bamboléo" 5 61/5 5 Safe
5 Quickstep / "You've Got a Friend in Me" 7 6 6 No Elimination
6 Viennese Waltz / "Somebody to Love" 7 7 7 Safe
7 Jive / "Monster Mash"
Team Freestyle / "Sweet Dreams"
6
8
6
8
6
8
Safe
82 Jazz / "Come Sail Away"
Cha-cha-cha Dance-Off / "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
7
No
7
Points
6
Awarded
Safe
92 Argentine Tango / "Bills, Bills, Bills"
Foxtrot / "Story of My Life"
7
6
6/73
6/63
6
6
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Leah Remini.
2 Due to Arnold being unable to perform weeks 8 and 9, Spicer danced with Jenna Johnson instead.
3 Score given by guest judge Joey Fatone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kareem and Lindsay's Cha Cha – Dancing with the Stars". YouTube. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  2. ^ @DancingABC (January 11, 2020). "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the brightest stars out there! Everyone send love to @lindsayarnold today. #DWTS" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b c "Dancing with the Stars Pro Lindsay Arnold Weds Her High School Sweetheart". People. Archived from the original on October 8, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2015. ...the 21-year-old ... walked down the aisle to wed her high school sweetheart.
  4. ^ "Lindsay Arnold". Dancing with the Stars. American Broadcast Company. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019. Born and raised in Provo, Utah ... [w]ith three younger sisters...
  5. ^ Avila, Pamela (May 13, 2020). "DWTS Pro Lindsay Arnold Is Pregnant With Her First Child". E! News. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Dancing With the Stars Pro Lindsay Arnold Gives Birth to Baby Girl". E! Online. November 3, 2020. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Dancing With the Stars Elimination: Victor Ortiz Booted From Ballroom in Week 6". ABC News. April 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Cast Announcement" (Press release). ABC. February 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Murphy, Desiree (September 12, 2018). "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Cast Revealed -- Meet the Celebs and Their Pro Partners!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Gomez, Patrick (October 7, 2015). "The Dancing with the Stars Switch-Up Week Couples Revealed!". People.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater
Dancing with the Stars (US) Winners
Season 25 (Fall 2017 with Jordan Fisher)
Succeeded by
Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson