Season 25 winner of Dancing with The Stars, Lindsay Arnold wrapped up Season 27, her 12th, as a professional dancer on ABC’s hit competition series partnered with NFL legend DeMarcus Ware. In the spring of 2018, she chacha’d with NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the All- Athletes Season. She won in the fall of 2017 with Hamilton sensation Jordan Fisher. In Season 24, Lindsay and Chicago Cubs great David Ross finished 2nd in the competition, firmly establishing Lindsay as one of the top female dancers on the show and among the most creative choreographers. Lindsay has made it to the semifinals and finals four of the last six seasons with her partners. Prior to Dancing with the Stars, Lindsay was a top four finalist and fan favorite on season 9 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance.
In October of 2018, Dancing with the Stars Juniors premiered. Lindsay is a mentor and choreographer, guiding her youngest sister Rylie, the Junior pro, and her partner Miles Brown from the hit show Blackish.
Lindsay continues to be a headliner on the DWTS Tour in the offseason and is often one of the show’s MCs, keeping audiences around the country entertained by her warmth, humor, humility and extraordinary dancing.
Born and raised in Provo, Utah, Lindsay began dancing at the age of 4, when her mom began searching for 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 8, Lindsay found herself a ballroom partner and began entering competitions.
With three younger sisters following in her footsteps and dance dominating the Arnold household, Lindsay’s 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 London, UT, where Lindsay 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.
Lindsay’s dedication to her craft has earned her countless awards over the years including first place in both the United States Open Youth Latin Championships and 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, Lindsay 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, Lindsay 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, Lindsay enjoys all things outdoor and can be found hiking, fishing, boating or skiing. In 2015 and after five years of dating, Lindsay married her high school sweetheart Sam Cusick. The pair currently live in Los Angeles with their labradoodle, Moose.
With 1 over million authentic fans following her on social media, Lindsay opens her life to the public through her official pages, giving her fans, consumer brands and traditional media access to each and every moment. She is a sought after influencer, working with companies on meaningful marketing collaborations.
Lindsay launched her own jewelry line in December 2018, L.A.C by Lindsay Arnold, partnering with RivalWorld.com, selling out her first two necklaces in less than a week. Lindsay followed that up with two pairs of earrings in January 2019. The early success has allowed for Lindsay’s pieces to be part of RivalWorld’s pop up shops in select Macys around the US beginning February 2019. Lindsay will be broadening her #LAC brand with other categories in the months to come!