Cody Rigsby, born on June 8, 1987, started as a dancer way back in high school and has always had a passion for dancing. He attended Broadway Dance Centre and served gigs for Hollywood stars and events, including “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.” A man with many talents should never be overlooked. He took on fitness training and became an instructor for Peloton; there is no doubt that his mere vibrant presence brings light into everything he joins. Today we will help you celebrate his life on this special day.
Born in California, United States, Cody Rigsby was raised by a single mother, Cindy Rigsby, who is said to have struggled with several health problems. Rigsby has one sibling, a brother, of whom not much is known, and his father died of a drug overdose when he was just a few months old. Growing up, Rigsby had a keen desire for dance and performing, teaching his sixth-grade classmates choreographies and being involved in show choirs and musical theatre.
Rigsby’s stepping stone was when he went to New York and trained as a professional dancer. He went from gig to gig, performing with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry and sometimes side-hustling as a waiter to pay his bills. He also worked as a professional dancer for “Elle Magazine.” With the help of a friend, Rigsby was able to secure an interview to work for Peloton, a company established in 2012. Apart from creating endless fitness routines, he is Peloton’s cycling director. He also deals with talent recruitment and development. Like many children who struggle in school, Rigsby got mocked for being gay while performing on stage.
As a grown man, he’s had a taste of success and continues basking in it. He got into a relationship with Andrés Alfaro in 2018. The couple prefers to keep their relationship private. In 2020, Rigsby had to quarantine and partake in the “Dancing with the Stars” competition online, dancing with his partner, Cheryl Burke, on split screens.
To earn a living, Cody Rigsby works in retail, at a streetwear company, and a T.G.I. Fridays during weekends.
Resigning in retail and the T.G.I. Fridays, he chooses to focus on Wild Child Nation, the streetwear company.
Rigsby performs in a “Victoria's Secret Fashion Show” as part of the dancers for Nick Minaj's performance.
Two years after the company started, Rigsby joins Peloton as a fitness instructor.
Rigsby decides to go public about his relationship with Andres Alfaro, making it official.
Why We Love Cody Rigsby
Cody Rigsby is a hard worker
Having been raised in a family with constant financial struggles, he decided to work hard to make a life for himself. His family would stay in motels sometimes due to homelessness. When Rigsby moved to New York City, he hustled hard, sometimes juggling jobs to survive. Today his hard work has paid off, and he continues to reap the effort he has put in.
He is vibrant
Rigsby is a friendly person, and we can see this through his social media activities and interviews. Most people who follow Peloton could attest to Rigsby being one of the most fun instructors, with a vibe unlike any other. He enjoys music, which we see as well through his fitness videos, and this is what gets everyone so attracted to his energy.
He is confident
Seeing how Rigsby carries himself and interacts with people, it is fair to say that he is confident. As a schoolchild, he was mocked for being gay, but he still could go on stage and perform at school, damning the rude remarks. As a queer person, people often judge you, but Rigsby understands that people are entitled to their own opinions, which have nothing to do with him.
5 Surprising Facts
Cody Rigsby was homeless
Owing to money problems at home, Rigsby was homeless for about three years before taking the responsibility to step up from his situation.
He’s a Mickey Mouse fan
Rigsby has a Mickey Mouse tattoo on the inner part of his right arm.
He dislikes real-life Disney movies
Rigsby prefers the animated version of Disney movies and wants to “live in a nostalgia of the big plastic case that Disney movies came in, that was like a book.”
He loves Brazil
He has mentioned in several interviews and interactive YouTube videos that on any given day, he would want to go on vacation in Brazil.
His favorite movie is “Spice World”
"Spice World" is one of Rigsby’s favorite movies, a film that he says he has repeated countless times and might even know all the characters’ lines word-for-word.
Cody Rigsby FAQs
What is Cody Rigsby's favorite color?
Rigsby likes purple because he looks good in it and it’s the color of royalty.
Which is Cody Rigsby’s best Britney Spears album?
Rigsby is a huge fan of Spears, and his favorite album of the pop icon is “Blackout.”
Who is Cody Rigsby’s role model?
Rigsby’s idol is Melanie C. of “Spice Girls.”
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