Lindsay Arnold

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Lindsay Arnold
Lindsay Arnold (8936951933) (cropped).jpg
Arnold for 2013 KARtv Dance Awards
Born (1994-01-11) January 11, 1994 (age 24)
Provo, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Years active 2012–present
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[1]
Spouse(s) Samuel Cusick (m. 2015)
Website www.lindsayarnold.com

Lindsay Arnold Cusick (born January 11, 1994) 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]

Arnold, born and raised in Provo, Utah, by Josh and Mindy Arnold, and is the oldest of four daughters, Jensen (born 1997), Brynley (born 2000) and Rylee (born 2005) On June 18, 2015, she married her high school sweetheart, Samuel 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.[2]

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

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. Her younger sister Jensen Arnold auditioned for the 14th season, however was cut during Academy week.

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 (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.[3]

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.[4] 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 was partnered with former NFL player Calvin Johnson Jr.. The couple made it to the finals and finished in third place.

Arnold returned for season 24 and was partnered with former MLB catcher David Ross. Despite low scores, the couple outlasted many high-scoring couples, made it to the finals and finished in second place, behind Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater.

For season 25, Arnold was paired with singer and actor Jordan Fisher. They placed first on November 21, 2017, and they set the record for most perfect scores with a total of 9. She further achieved a feat not yet reached, by finishing fourth, third, second, and first place in four consecutive seasons.

For season 26, Arnold was partnered with former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They were eliminated in the second week of competition, tying in 7th place with Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko.

Season Partner Place Average
score
16 Victor Ortiz 8th 19.7/30
21 Alek Skarlatos 3rd 25.2/30
22 Wanya Morris 4th 26.5/30
23 Calvin Johnson Jr. 3rd 35.3/40
24 David Ross 2nd 32.3/40
25 Jordan Fisher 1st 27.9/30
26 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 7th 20.0/30

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.[5]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kareem and Lindsay's Cha Cha – Dancing with the Stars". YouTube. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Dancing with the Stars Pro Lindsay Arnold Weds Her High School Sweetheart". People.com. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Dancing With the Stars Elimination: Victor Ortiz Booted From Ballroom in Week 6 - abcnews.go.com - 04-23-2013
  4. ^ Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Cast Announcement - abc.go.com - 02-09-2015
  5. ^ Gomez, Patrick (October 7, 2015). "The Dancing with the Stars Switch-Up Week Couples Revealed!". People.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Lindsay Arnold on IMDb

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