Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby is going to be on dancing with the Stars Season 30. The new season starts September 20th, featuring a new lineup of celebrities ranging from YouTubers to wrestlers. Tyra Banks will return to host this season after missing the side from Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews last year.
Jojo Siwa will be partnered with a female supporter, making it the first time the show featured a same-sex couple. The second first is Peloton instructor, Cody Rigsby. Let’s take a look at Rigsby and how did he become? dancing with the Stars.
Cody Rigsby is a Peloton Instructor
Rigsby will be the first peloton instructor to compete in the show. But before joining Peloton, Rigby was a professional dancer. As a child in Greensboro, North Carolina, he used to learn dance moves in music videos and then taught them to the girls at his school. He had not received any formal education till the age of 18. That’s when she started going to free ballet classes at a community center.
Rigby moved to New York City for an internship program at the Broadway Dance Center. She also danced in bars and for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She soon found a job as a dancer for Katy Perry and Pitbull and worked at The Box, a musical, theater and burlesque venue located in New York.
Rigsby Peloton. works with
Rigsby joined Peloton shortly after the company was founded when a friend mentioned that the company was looking for instructors and paying them $150 per class. Rigsby did not like the serious style of the other coaches, so he played to his strengths. He developed his own unique style that resonated with Peloton users.
Rigsby now has more than 860,000 followers on Instagram, more than other major Peloton stars, including Allie Love, who has 776,000 followers, and Alex Toussaint, who has 495,000 followers.
Rigby is wearing his dancing shoes
Being a former dancer, Rigsby is definitely ahead in this season’s competition. Other notable former dancers and athletes who have won competition in the past are Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and his pro partner Jenna Johnson.
Rippon and Johnson went up against NFL star Josh Norman and his pro teammate Sharna Burgess, as well as Tonya Harding and her partner Sasha Farber. Rigsby isn’t the only contestant this season to have some dancing shoes on. The Spice Girls features Melanie C’s dance background as well as Jojo Siwa.
The Season 30 cast will also include WWE wrestling wrestler Michael Gregory Mizanin aka “The Miz” as well as Cobra Kai star Martin Cove. It will definitely be an exciting season with some expected firsts. dancing with the Stars TV has been a fixture for the past 16 years, and with good reason.
The show has a winning formula that the producers haven’t really changed since it aired 16 years ago. Through a series of performances and eliminations, a winner is selected by the judges. Throughout the process, celebrities are shown working and learning the choreography.
For some, the process is easy and they catch on quickly. For others they have to work a little harder. Daily rehearsals for the show can go on for several hours and the work is grueling. For pro partners, it’s just another day at the office. For those who have never danced professionally, it can be exhausting.
It will be interesting to see who wins this season. But as always, there can be only one winner.
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