Jensen Arnold is a ballroom dancer from Provo, Utah. She competed in the 14th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ but was eliminated near the beginning of the competition. But she was not dissuaded and tried out again for the 15th season the next year. This time she has advanced to the top 20 dancers and has her sights set on winning.
Jensen is from Provo, Utah and comes from a family of dancers. She has been dancing since she was about 3 or 4 years old and has made it her goal to become a professional dancer someday. Her sister Lindsay Arnold went on season 9 of the show and did very well. That experience helped to kick-start her career as a professional dancer. She is a dancer on the popular ABC show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and even won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 25. Jensen hopes to also be able to become a professional dancer so she can do what she loves every day as a career.
Season 15 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ has had some tough competition and is filled with very talented dancers in a variety of genres. Going into the show Jensen was confident in her abilities to wow the judges. She said, “I’ve been working really hard on being true to myself and showing my personality, and I feel that I’m ready.”
The season of the show started with open auditions in 5-6 different cities to see what people have to offer. After that, they have a week called The Academy, which is the callback for the top 70 dancers. But sadly only 41 of the dancers were selected to move on to the next day of the competition. These remaining dancers had the opportunity to work with Mandy Moore, the choreographer for the critically acclaimed movie “La, La, Land.” She choreographed a group piece for the dancers where they were judged further. After much consideration and a few more dances they finally broke it down to the top 20 dancers, and Jensen Arnold made the cut.
This year they were informed that instead of the usual 20 dancers that get to perform for live TV, they are only taking the top 10. Jensen is determined to work harder than ever in order to make the cut for the live portion of the show.
So You Think You Can Dance is broadcast Monday’s at 7 p.m. on FOX.
Check out her first solo performance on the show