Cody Arndtson


CodyCody Arndtson developed his love for ballroom dancing through his undergraduate work at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. A four-year participant of the Luther College Ballroom & Swing Club and executive board member, it was where he "caught the bug" as they say. His drive and support of the art form grew, leading to the start of his professional career in the industry.

In addition to his ballroom career, he is also a sought-after choreographer and clinician for movement education in show choir as well as circular choir. He has worked with multiple groups including Luther College Aurora and Norsemen, Iowa City West Good Time Company and Showtime, and Hastings Riverside Company. In 2018, he was selected as the choreographer for the Emmy Awarding Winning Concert Series, Christmas at Luther, showcasing the institution's top ensembles and performers. Since 2016, he has also held the title of show choir director and choreographer at Luther College's Middle School Summer Dorian Camp. His continued work in education has developed an excitement about assisting others in discovering the creative possibilities of movement.

Currently, he serves on staff as a professional ballroom dancer and instructor at Dancers Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Alongside teaching, he also competes as a professional 9-dance competitor on the professional circuit with his talented partner, Paris Becker as well as on the PRO/AM circuit with his wonderful students. Traveling to cities such as Kansas City, Chicago, and Milwaukee, he loves to showcase his passion for dancing where ever he goes. Although he enjoys performing, his true passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge with his great students. His philosophy is that a true artist is able to perfect their craft whilst teaching the artists of tomorrow and to truly enjoy the educational process as that is where you discover the passion for what you do and create.  As a wise man once said, "The day you stop, is the day you retire" so never stop moving, working and inspiring.