Most of the time we find meaning by trying to do many things in life, but if you find the things you have a passion for and hold on to them, it brings tremendous success and satisfaction. Lindsay Arnold is a dancer, but that is not all. She is a successful dancer known for her participation in the dance shows – So You Think You Can Dance and Dance With The Stars (DWTS). She also has a very beautiful love story with her husband. Find out who he is and also learn other interesting facts about the choreographer.
Who is Lindsay Arnold?
Lindsay Arnold is a professional choreographer and ballroom dancer. She was born on January 11, 1994, in Provo, Utah, in the United States of America. She comes from a modest family and was raised in Utah by her parents – Josh and Mindy Arnold, along with her three siblings Jensen, Brynley, and Rylee Arnold – who were born in 1997, 2000, and 2005 respectively. Lindsay is the firstborn of the family and her younger sisters are Jensen, Brynley, and Rylee Arnold, born in 1997, 2000, and 2005, respectively. She attended Timpview High School and there is no information about her college education.
Marriage and Kids
The prominent choreographer is married to her high school sweetheart Samuel Cusick. Their love for each other would lead them to the altar of holy matrimony on June 18, 2015. The couple tied the wedding knot in front of 150 guests, including family and close friends, in a rather small but super-sweet ceremony that took place at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Despite the private nature of the ceremony, her co-dancers from the ballroom were present, all of whom were part of her bridal procession. While Witney Carson served as her main bridesmaid, Emma Slater, Brittany Cherry, Brooklyn Fullmer, and Jenna Johnson were also part of her procession. They have no children yet.
Who is Her Husband?
Samuel Lightner Cusick is the husband of professional dancer Lindsay Arnold. They met in high school when they were 16 and got married in June 2015 at the age of 21. He asked the question during a vacation in Africa. How do we know that? Lindsay told us herself! A super excited Lindsay announced the event in her social media account with a post that read: “Just when I thought our day in Africa couldn’t get any better We are engaged!”
According to his LinkedIn profile, Cusick is one of the founders of FlyNyx. He studied at Utah Valley University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration and Management. He went even further and enrolled at Arizona State University, where he also studied business communications and data analysis.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Her
Lindsay Arnold is one of those stars who showed signs of promise from childhood on. Her talent was discovered at the age of four and she had the privilege of being nurtured by dancer and choreographer Mark Ballas and his mother, ballroom dancer, and dance teacher Shirley Ballas.
Lindsay Arnold’s mother, Mindy Arnold, played a central role in the dancer she has developed into today. Since she was a dancer herself, her mother owned a dance school, and it was there that Lindsay received her training, as from then on she amazed the world in front of her and improved from performance to performance. As she grew up, she participated in several dance competitions, which helped her to develop better.
She did not allow herself to be stereotyped into a certain kind of dancing. Since she was nursed in her mother’s dance studio, she had the opportunity to learn various dance genres, including ballet, jazz, Latin, hip-hop, ballroom dance, and even various contemporary dance forms.
At the beginning of her professional career as a dancer, Lindsay participated in and won the Open Latin Youth Championships of the United States and the Open Latin Junior Championships of the United States. She also took part in the World Junior Latin Team Match, but could not win because she finished in the top three.
Adventure With Dance Shows
So You Think You Can Dance
Following her mother’s advice, Lindsay Arnold went to audition for So You Think You Can Dance. She was 18 years old at the time, and the show, which was a popular dance show in the USA, was in its ninth season. She made it through the auditions as the youngest participant and was paired with martial arts fusion dancer Cole Horibe. With Horibe, she met chemistry, and they excelled until the last few weeks when the dance partners were mixed.
She would be paired with Alex Wong and Jakob Karr before she dropped out of the competition. Her performance, however, earned her a huge fan base and also an invitation to tour 30 cities in the company of the world’s best dancers. The tour helped to improve her reputation and sell her image as a professional dancer.
Dancing With The Stars (DWTS)
In the 16th season of the celebrity dance show Dancing with the Stars she joined the show as the second youngest dancer in history. She was paired with Victor Ortiz, which seemed to be a good thing as she finished the competition in 8th place. In the following seasons, she continued to perform in the show.
In the 17th season, she joined a dance troupe and stayed with them until the 20th season. In the 21st season, she was to be a dance partner again, this time with Alek Skarlatos, a member of the US National Guard. It was a successful partnership, as they finished the show as second runner-up. The following season (22nd season) she was paired with Wanya Morris, a popular singer of the male band Boyz II Men. Again it was a good partnership, as they finished the show in 4th place.
In the 23rd season, she teamed up with Calvin Johnson Jr., an NFL player, and finished third. David Ross, a former MLB catcher, was her partner for the show’s 24th season, and the pair finished first (second). As if this served as motivation, in November 2017 Lindsay Arnold finally won the 25th season of the show in style, set a record for the most perfect results (nine), and became the only dancer to date to finish first, second, third, and fourth in four consecutive shows. Her partner this time was an actor and singer Jordan Fisher.
There was another participation, perhaps an attempt to consolidate her title win in the 25th season. She was with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a retired NBA star, and ended up in her lowest ranking (seventh place) since her eighth place at her debut in the show.
Body Measurement and Statistics
Lindsay Arnold has an hourglass body shape and physique that will make top models green with envy. She has an athletic physique, as one is used to in her profession. Her height is 1.68 m (5 feet 6 inches), which makes up for her weight of 54 kg (119 lbs). Her hair color is blond and her eyes are blue. Other body statistics/measurements are chest size: 34 inches, waist: 24 inches, hips: 33 inches, bra size: 34B, dress size: 6 (US), and shoe size: 8 (US).