Lindsay Arnold is an all-American girl who was born and raised on the stage in Provo, Utah. She began dancing at the age of four and has not stopped dancing since. She is the youngest pro +dancer on Dancing With The Stars at age 19. She trained extensively in Utah with some of the country’s best teachers, including Shirley Ballas and Mark Ballas, a Dancing With The Stars veteran dancer. In fact, she represented Team Ballas in a Ballroom Battle a few seasons ago.
Lindsay is incredibly versatile, but her area of expertise is Latin dance. She was one of the finalists on the last season of So You Think You Can Dance” and she received constant praise from the judges about her versatility as a dancer and her endless star quality. She then continued to perform in the 30-city tour, in theaters all across the nation. She was partnered on her first season of Dancing With The Stars with boxer, Victor Ortiz.
Her numerous awards include placing 1st place in both the United States Open Youth Latin Championships and the United States Open Junior Latin Championships, being a top 3 finalist at the World Junior Latin Team Match, a top 5 finalist at the World Cup Latin Junior Championships and a top 5 finalist at the United States Junior National 10 dance Championships.
Lindsay Arnold is an American professional dancer. She was the finalist in reality television series ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance. Catch up with her in conversation with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You started at a very young age of four years by taking dancing lessons and reached the pinnacle of success by being youngest professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars at age of 19 years. What factors do you consider were responsible that made you achieve that?
Ms. Lindsay Arnold: There have been many factors that have gotten me to the point where I am today. I feel that the two most important factors have been a lot of dedicated hard work and determination. My journey to where I am today has not always been easy and at times I didn’t think it was going to be possible but that’s where I really had to be determined that I would not give up.
No matter what happened and no matter how many failures I had, I would not give up. This mindset didn’t only apply to dancing and my career but it applied to everything in my life. When I was in high school I would go to school for seven hours a day then go straight to dance practice for five more hours after that every day. I really had to be focused and work hard in order to maintain my schoolwork and keep up with my dance training. I couldn’t go hang out with my friends every night or do all the fun activities they did because I had to learn how to prioritize my life. Having to learn this at a young age has really helped me in my career.
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