Stirling, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be joining the show “Dancing With The Stars” for its upcoming 25th season. The season is set to premiere Sept. 18.
Lindsey Stirling, who will be partnered with pro dancer Mark Ballas for season 25 of the ABC dance competition. Stirling got her first start on a big stage during an appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2010. She’s also a viral YouTube star with over 9 million followers and over 1.9 BILLION video views of her videos and claimed two Billboard Music Awards.
She has been very open about her struggles with anorexia and depression, as well as the pain she felt when her father died in January after battling cancer.
She’s also the feature of “Brave Enough,” a documentary showcasing her struggles that she has had to overcome the past year as she comes to terms with the most challenging & traumatic events of her life. Through her art, she seeks to share a message of hope and courage and yet she must ask herself the question, “Am I Brave Enough?” Capturing her personal obstacles and breakthrough moments during the “Brave Enough,” tour, the film presents an intimate look at this one-of- a-kind artist and her spectacular live performances inspired by real-life heartbreak, joy, and love.
Pertaining to her faith she has said:
“There was a time in my life when I lost all my ambition, I had no purpose, and I began to hate myself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an essential light in my life that helped my love myself again. I always believed that God had a plan for me but through the scriptures, through personal revelation and through the words of a living Prophet, I was able to come to know that I am a daughter of God, and that God’s plan is a plan of happiness. This changed everything; I was able to discover my passions, I regained a desire, a desire to do… anything again, and I found the happiness that I had forgotten I could feel. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true. When I read it I feel good, and I am more at peace. I have found answers to important personal questions and it has helped me come closer to my Jesus Christ. Aside, from my faith, when I live the standards of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints I am a happier and I can’t deny that. When the “important” things in life weigh me down or scare me, I am so grateful that I can go to the temple, that I can pray or read my scriptures and I am reminded of what is really important. In a world where everything is changing the God has given us something to cling to; he hasn’t left us here alone.”