It’s been nearly a decade since Dance Moms first hit our screens, and the show has remained one of the talented dancers that graced our screens.
In this article, we’ll take a look at where some of the stars of Dance Moms are now and how they have stayed in touch with their roots.
What is Dance Moms
Dance Moms is an American reality television series created by Collins Avenue Productions that first aired in July 2011. The show follows the lives of young dancers and their mothers as they compete in dance competitions, practice routines, and face off against each other in heated confrontations.
The original cast of Dance Moms included Abby Lee Miller, the legendary head coach of ALDC; Christi Lukasiak and Kelly Hyland, two passionate moms who were there to support their daughters; Maddie and Chloe Lukasiak, a pair of talented dancers that quickly rose to fame on the show.
Abby Lee Miller
Current activities and projects
Since leaving Dance Moms, Abby Lee Miller has stayed busy with a variety of projects and activities. In July 2016, she released her book “Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned in Dance Class” which is a guide to life from her years working as a dance teacher.
Legal issues and prison sentence
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Abby Lee Miller also found herself at the center of a legal scandal. In October 2015, Miller was indicted on 20 counts of fraud after it was revealed that she had concealed income earned from Dance Moms and other projects. She eventually pled guilty to one count of concealing bankruptcy assets and one count of not reporting international monetary transactions.
Impact on the dance community
Abby Lee Miller’s work on Dance Moms has had a lasting impact on the dance community. The show brought attention to the competitive nature of dance and helped to foster a new generation of aspiring dancers who were inspired by Miller and her students.
Rise to fame after the show
Maddie Ziegler was just 8 years old when Dance Moms first aired in 2011. She quickly rose to fame and became one of the most recognizable faces on the show due to her undeniable talent, charm, and charisma.
Success in the entertainment industry
Maddie Ziegler has achieved great success since her time on Dance Moms. She has appeared on various television shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Austin & Ally, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Current projects and collaborations
Maddie Ziegler continues to find success in the entertainment industry, appearing in a variety of projects and collaborations. She recently partnered with DFO (Dance For Others) on their “Spread Joy” campaign, which encourages people to use dance and movement as a way to express themselves.
Post-“Dance Moms” career
Since leaving Dance Moms, Chloe Lukasiak has found success in the entertainment industry. She made her acting debut in the Lifetime movie Cowgirls n’ Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer and has since appeared in a number of other films and television shows, including Dance Moms spinoff Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.
Acting and modeling endeavors
In addition to her acting career, Chloe Lukasiak has also had success in the modeling world. She is represented by Women Management and has worked with major brands such as Aeropostale, Justice, and American Girl. Chloe was also featured in a number of magazine editorials, including Teen Vogue and Seventeen.
Continued dance involvement
Chloe Lukasiak has continued to stay connected to the dance world since leaving Dance Moms. In 2017, she released her own line of dancewear in collaboration with Zappos Couture and launched a competition brand called Chloe Choreography. She also travels around the country hosting workshops and master classes for aspiring dancers.
Pursuing a music career
Nia Sioux is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having starred on Dance Moms since 2011. After leaving the show in 2016, Nia has been focusing on pursuing her music career.
Acting roles and media appearances
Nia Sioux has continued to find success in the entertainment industry since leaving Dance Moms, appearing in a number of acting roles and media appearances.
Advocacy for equality and empowerment
Nia Sioux has used her platform to advocate for equality and empowerment, particularly amongst young girls. She frequently speaks out against gender inequality in the entertainment industry, and has become an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement.
Music releases and singing career
Kendall Vertes has continued to pursue her dreams of becoming a pop star since leaving Dance Moms in 2016. She released her debut single, “Wear ‘Em Out”, in 2018 and has since released several other songs such as “Where Would I Be” and “Nothing Like This”.
Acting roles and projects
Kendall Vertes has also pursued acting roles since leaving Dance Moms. She made her acting debut in 2019 with the lead role of Sophie in the movie Dance Camp, and she has also appeared in a number of television shows, including Bunk’d and Austin & Ally.
Influence in the social media space
Kendall Vertes has also used her platform to become an influencer in the social media space. She has amassed a large following on Instagram, where she regularly posts pictures and videos about her life and career. In addition to Instagram, Kendall also runs her own YouTube channel, which includes vlogs, beauty tutorials, and dance videos.
Modeling and fashion ventures
Kalani Hilliker has continued to find success in the fashion industry since leaving Dance Moms in 2016. She is currently represented by Wilhelmina Models and has done work with brands such as Missguided, Guess, and Target. Kalani has also appeared in a number of magazine editorials, including Teen Vogue and ELLE.
Dancing professionally and in music videos
Kalani Hilliker has continued to stay connected to the dance world since leaving Dance Moms, performing professionally and appearing in music videos.
Personal growth and expanded skillset
Since leaving Dance Moms, Kalani Hilliker has continued to grow both personally and professionally. She has taken on a number of different roles and projects, allowing her to expand her skill set and gain more experience in the entertainment industry.
Breakout success as a pop culture icon
Since leaving Dance Moms, JoJo Siwa has become a breakout success as a pop culture icon. She has released her own line of merchandise, including clothing and accessories, which have been sold in stores such as Claire’s and Hot Topic.
Music, merchandise, and brand collaborations
Since leaving Dance Moms in 2016, JoJo Siwa has continued to be a force in the entertainment industry. She has released multiple hit singles such as “Boomerang” and “Kid In A Candy Store”, which have been featured on both the Billboard Hot 100 .
Philanthropy and advocacy work
JoJo Siwa has also used her platform for philanthropy and advocacy work since leaving Dance Moms. She has raised awareness and money for a variety of causes, including cancer research, anti-bullying initiatives, and animal welfare organizations.
Other notable cast members
Brooke and Paige Hyland
Since leaving Dance Moms, Brooke and Paige Hyland have both gone on to pursue various projects in the entertainment industry. Brooke has continued her love of dance by competing in several pageants and performing as a backup dancer for JoJo Siwa.
Since leaving Dance Moms, Mackenzie Ziegler has continued to find success in the entertainment industry. She released her debut EP, Phases, at the age of 14 and has since signed with the S-Curve Records label.
Asia Monet Ray
Since leaving Dance Moms, Asia Monet Ray has found immense success in the entertainment industry. She has released multiple albums and singles as a singer-songwriter, including her debut album “Echoes of Me” in 2018.
The former cast members of Dance Moms have gone on to find immense success in the entertainment industry. From modeling, acting, singing, and dancing professionally to philanthropy and advocacy work, these talented young women have used their fame from the hit show to create meaningful careers for themselves.