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What the Stars Are Doing Over 10 Years Later

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"Dance Moms" first aired nearly 10 years ago. Jason Merritt/KCA2015/Getty Images
  • The reality show "Dance Moms" first premiered on Lifetime 10 years ago in 2011.
  • JoJo Siwa has gone on to achieve a massive social-media following. 
  • Maddie Ziegler made it big when she danced in Sia's music video.

Maddie Ziegler was 8 years old when "Dance Moms" started filming.

Maddie Ziegler on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

In the first episode, her mom, Melissa Gisoni, proudly declared that Maddie was Abby Lee Miller's, the controversial and strict teacher of the elite Abby Lee Dance Company, favorite student.

The dancer kept that title for most of her ALDC career.

The 19-year-old is one of the most famous dancers to emerge from the show.

Maddie Ziegler appeared in the "West Side Story" remake. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

In 2014, Maddie hit it big when musician Sia tapped her to appear in the "Chandelier" music video. The two have continued to work closely together, and Ziegler starred in Sia's 2021 movie "Music," which has been criticized for casting an able-bodied actor to play a disabled character.

Maddie also played Velma in the 2021 "West Side Story" remake.

In addition to dancing and acting, she judged Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" in 2016, released a memoir titled "The Maddie Diaries" in 2017, and launched a makeup collection with Morphe in 2020.

Maddie's younger sister, Mackenzie, was one of the youngest ALDC dancers.

Mackenzie Ziegler on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

Mackenzie was around 6 years old at the start of the show, so she competed in a lower age bracket than the rest of the team.

She was known for her comedic quotes, like when she said she didn't need to be a Broadway dancer, she just wanted to stay home and eat chips.

She's now focusing on an acting and singing career.

Mackenzie Ziegler released an album, "Phases," in 2018. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

After leaving "Dance Moms," Mackenzie has released music under the stage name Kenzie.

She dropped her first album "Phases" in 2018 and even collaborated with Sia for her 2020 song "Exhale."

With a growing presence on YouTube and TikTok, Kenzie's also branched into acting by starring on the Brat web series "Total Eclipse" and voicing the main character in the US version of the film "Ice Princess Lily" (2019).

Recently, Mackenzie competed as Tulip on Fox's "The Masked Dancer" and came in third place. She also played Ivy in "Let Us In" (2021).

In September 2021, she marked a new era of her music career with her single "Happy for Me," and she also released her collaboration with NOTD, "Worst Thing," in May 2022.

Chloe Lukasiak often played second fiddle to Maddie.

Chloe Lukasiak on "Dance Moms. " Lifetime

Chloe was 9 years old when she first appeared on "Dance Moms," and she was one of Maddie's biggest challengers.

Every week was a battle to see which one of them would win the solo at the competition.

Now, she's a published writer.

Chloe Lukasiak has talked about attending Pepperdine University. John Wolfsohn/Getty Images

Chloe stepped away from the often-toxic competitive-dance world when she left the series at the end of season four. Now, she's 20 years old.

She has a separate Instagram where she posts her poetry, and she previously released a book in 2018 called "Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World."

She also uploads vlogs on YouTube for over 2 million subscribers. In her videos, she talks about attending Pepperdine University and her college experience.

Additionally, Chloe has appeared in various movies like "Center Stage: On Pointe" (2016) and "Loophole" (2019).



Nia Sioux was 10 when her "Dance Moms" journey began.

Nia Sioux on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

Although Abby Lee seemingly didn't consider her one of the top dancers, Nia held her own and even learned how to perfect a difficult signature move — the death drop, in which the dancer falls to the ground in a split-legged pose.

Nia is currently enrolled at UCLA.

Nia Sioux is acting and singing while attending UCLA. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The 20-year-old is attending UCLA while also staying busy with a budding singing and acting career.

She's worked on shows like CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Brat's web series "Sunnyside Up.

Nia dropped her latest single "Low Key Love" in 2020, and she vlogs on YouTube for over a million subscribers.

In 2021, she started the podcast "Adulting with Teala and Nia" alongside Teala Dunn and played Hanna Brooks in the TV movie "Imperfect High."

She also appeared in the film "I Am Mortal" in 2021. 

Brooke Hyland was the oldest member of the team when the show started.

Brooke Hyland on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

At 13 years old, Brooke had already been dancing for years and seemed, at times, to be getting tired of it.

Throughout the series, she would say that she was missing out on regular high-school activities because she was so focused on dance.

Brooke eventually got the normal school experience she wanted.

Brooke Hyland graduated from Ohio University. Presley Ann/Getty Images

After leaving the show at age 16, Brooke finished up high school and eventually went on to graduate from Ohio University with a marketing degree in 2019.

She tried her hand at a singing career shortly after she left "Dance Moms," but now she runs a popular food-themed Instagram account and occasionally posts on her YouTube channel, which has over 200,000 subscribers. 

She still seems to be close friends with Nia and was pictured hanging out with her in late 2020.

Brooke's younger sister, Paige, was 10 years old when the show started.

Paige Hyland on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

Paige tried hard to keep up with Chloe and Maddie but often found herself relegated to group dances instead of solos.

Kendall Vertes joined the show on season two.

Kendall Vertes on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

Dancing since she was just 18 months old, the then-9-year-old stayed on the show through season seven.


Kendall is now an actress and singer.

Kendall Vertes has appeared in several films. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Under the stage name Kendall K, she released several albums and singles, with her latest song "Girl Talk" debuting in 2018.

The 19-year-old also branched into acting, recently appearing in the movies "Rapunzel: A Princess Frozen in Time" (2019), "Santa in Training" (2019), and a live-action version of "Anastasia" (2020), about the Romanov royal family.

In 2021, she started hosting "The Kendall K. and Friends Show" on CBS-TV.

She also regularly posts on her Instagram page, which has over 9 million followers.


Asia Monet Ray joined the show during season three.

Asia Monet Ray on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

When she was 8 years old, Asia was brought onto the ALDC team and challenged other performers like Mackenzie.

Asia is now focusing on a singing career.

Asia Monet Ray posts song covers on YouTube. Yuchen Liao/Getty Images

After "Dance Moms," she had her own Lifetime reality show called "Raising Asia" that ran for a single season in 2014.

Asia also jumped into acting, appearing on multiple episodes of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and FX's "American Crime Story."

These days, the 16-year-old is prioritizing a music career, as she released her single "Real Life" in 2019 and frequently posts song covers on her YouTube page to nearly 500,000 subscribers. 

Kalani Hilliker joined the elite dance team during season four.

Kalani Hilliker on "Dance Moms. " Lifetime

Kalani gained attention on Lifetime's "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," a "Dance Moms" spin-off in which young performers compete for $100,000 and a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School.

She officially joined the reality-show cast when she was 13 years old.

The 21-year-old is still dancing.

Kalani Hilliker launched a line of prom dresses. Dana Pleasant/Getty Images for

Her Instagram page, which has over 6 million followers, is filled with videos showing off her moves. She captioned one clip, "Dance is always my 1st love."

In addition to dancing, Kalani now vlogs on her YouTube channel for over 800,000 subscribers.

She also dove into the world of fashion with a line of formal dresses for Prom Girl, and several "Dance Moms" alumni, like Nia and Kendall, attended her launch event.

Kalani's also acted in projects like the movie "Swiped" (2018) and on the Brat TV show "Dirt."

She still seems to be friends with Kendall, and shared a selfie with her on Instagram in January 2021.

JoJo Siwa joined the "Dance Moms" cast in 2015.

JoJo Siwa on "Dance Moms." Lifetime

JoJo was a late addition to the series, officially joining during season five.

Before her entrance to the official team, JoJo was on "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" when she was only 9 years old.

She's one of the most famous stars to come from the show.

JoJo Siwa has millions of followers and subscribers across multiple platforms. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GLAAD

JoJo has over 12 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and she's also gained over 41 million followers on TikTok. 

The 19-year-old does a little bit of everything, from acting to singing to vlogging.

JoJo also has an accessories line with Claire's, portrayed T-Rex on Fox's "The Masked Singer," and was named one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2020.  

Recently, she starred in Nickelodeon's dance flick "The J Team" (2021).

She also competed and got second place on season 30 0f ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," though she earned the first perfect score of the season for her and dance partner Jenna Johnson's foxtrot. 


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This is what the original cast of Dance Moms looks like now

And what they've been up to since the show.

By Lauren Attard|7:30pm Jun 25, 2022


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Dance Moms aired more than a decade ago in 2011.

The reality show gave us a glimpse inside the world of competitive dance and followed Abby Lee Miller, a hardline dance instructor and owner of Abby Lee Dance Company.

Stream the latest episodes of Dance Moms for free on 9Now.

We saw the highs and lows of the road to stardom and watched the constant bickering between Abby Lee, the girls and their mothers.

Scroll through to see what the stars of the show look like 10 years on and what they've been up to since the show.

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Abby Lee Miller

There would be no Abby Lee Dance Company without Abby Lee Miller.

Abby quickly became a household name for her no-nonsense way of dealing with her dancers.

Some of her best one-liners included "Save your tears for your pillow" and "Those legs are about as straight as Elton John."

Not everyone agreed with her approach but her blunt attitude made her the dance teacher everyone loved to hate.

She first opened her dance studio in 1980 at just 14 years old. Abby Lee was 46 when Dance Moms started filming.

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Abby Lee Miller

Since the show, Abby Lee Miller has been through a lot.

In 2018 she pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy fraud and was later sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

She was released after just 10 months due to health complications.

The now 56-year-old was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in 2018. It left her temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. She is now confined to a motorized wheel chair.

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Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler was just eight years old when Dance Moms started filming.

She was Abby Lee Miller's star student and held that position for most of the series.

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Maddie Ziegler

The dancer is now 19 years old and has come a long way since her Dance Moms days.

She became a viral sensation after appearing in the singer Sia's music videos 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart'.

Maddie has also starred in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. Her latest film role is in HBO Max's The Fallout, as Mia Reed.

The 19-year-old has a massive online following of 13.9 million.

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Mackenzie Ziegler

Maddie's younger sister Mackenzie also appeared on Dance Moms at just six years old and was the youngest cast member.

She was best known for her funny and straightforward one liners.

Like when she said, "I don't want to go on Broadway, I want to just stay home and eat chips."

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Mackenzie Ziegler

Mackenzie might be sporting the same pout but she's got different interests now that she's all grown up.

The 18-year-old has taken a break from full-time dancing to focus on her music career.

She now goes by the stage name 'Kenzie'.

She dropped her first album 'Phases' in 2018 and even collaborated with Sia for her 2020 song 'Exhale'.

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Jojo Siwa

Jojo Siwa became a part of the Dance Moms cast in Season 5.

She took the Abby Lee Dance Company by storm with her high energy and soon became the one to beat.

The newcomer was well known for her sassy attitude and her signature hair bow and side pony.

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Jojo Siwa

Jojo Siwa has ditched her signature side pony and big bow and swapped it out for a pixie cut.

The 19-year-old is arguably one of the most successful Dance Moms alumni with a global pop career and Kids Choice Award.

Jojo also came out as a member of LGBTQ+ community.

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Nia Sioux

Nia was 10 years old when she joined Abby Lee's Dance Company.

While Abby never considered her one of her standout performers, Nia won the hearts of many over with her sweet nature.

She remained a member of the cast till Season 7, making her the longest-standing dancer on the reality series

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Nia Sioux

Nia now attends the University of California, Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old made her off-Broadway debut in Trip of Love and joined the cast of soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Nia is working on her career as an influencer with over 5 million followers on Instagram.

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Paige Hyland

Paige was often overlooked by Abby Lee, and found herself taking part in more group dances than solos.

She was just 10 years old when starting on Dance Moms.

Her friendship with co-star Chloe Lukasiak was one of the most memorable friendships of the reality show.

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Paige Hyland

Paige is all grown up now!

The 21-year-old is enrolled at West Virginia University and is growing her social media following,

She has 3.3 million Instagram followers and more than a million on TikTok.

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Brooke Hyland

Brooke Hyland is Paige's older sister.

They started the show together and also finished together when it was revealed they were kicked off the team in Season 4.

At 13 years old, Brooke was the oldest member of the team when the show first aired.

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Brooke Hyland

These days Brooke is enjoying life away from the limelight.

After leaving the show at 16, she got to have a normal high school experience and went on to pursue a business degree at Ohio University.

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Chloe Lukasiak

Chloe was front-runner Maddie Ziegler's biggest competition.

The two would often battle it out to claim the solo performance.

She was just nine years old when she started the show in Season 1 and left in Season 4.

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Chloe Lukasiak

Now 21, Chloe has a string of accomplishments under her belt including being a published author.

In 2018 she released a book in 2018 called "Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World."

She often posts vlogs of her life to her YouTube were she has 2.2 million subscribers.

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How old is Maddie in Dance Moms season 1? –

Usually considered Abby's favorite on Dance Moms, Maddie began performing on the show at age 8 in the Competition Begins section. By 2014, when she was 11 years old, Maddie landed the lead role in Sia's "Chandelier" video, one of the most viewed videos in history.

Second, how old was Nia Siu in the first season? Season 1 1

Beginning of the season End of season
Nia 9 10
Page 10 10
Vivi-Anne 6 No
Average age 8.71 9.66

however Why does Sia use Maddie?

Regarding the cast of the lead role (yes, the main character's name is Muzyka), Sia initially stated that she originally "tried to work with a beautiful young girl, non-verbal on the spectrum", but because the character was too demanding for the person in question speech, she changed her plans and chose Maddie Ziegler.

Who is the youngest dance mom?

While in Dance Moms, Mackenzie has always been the youngest dancer on the team. She was often pressured by Abby and Melissa to follow in her older sister Maddie's footsteps.

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Gender: F
Date of birth: June 4, 2004
Age: 17
Main: Murrysville, PA

And yet, how did Sia find Maddie?

Maddie Ziegler tells how she first met Sia

Sensing Ziegler's talent and stage presence, Sia contacted the dancer on Twitter to see if she would be interested in starring in her Chandelier video. In a recent interview with SBJCT magazine, Ziegler recalled the tweet that ended up changing the course of her life.


Who has been on Dance Moms the longest?

Nia Su. The UCLA student was an early member of the ALDC and remained with the team until the seventh season of Dance Mom, making her the longest running dancer in the reality show.

Why aren't Maddie and Abby talking?

“We don't keep in touch,” the former Dance Moms star admitted. Abby Lee underwent spinal surgery in June 2018 while also battling Burkitt's lymphoma. And while Maddie is unaware of her former teacher's day-to-day health issues, she had some kind words for Abby Lee.

Maddie Ziegler adopted?

I just love her like a mother, I love her as if she were mine.” The singer, who recently revealed that she adopted two 18-year-olds last year, added that Maddie “feels like my first child even though she was 11.

Maddie Ziegler and Chloe Lukasiak are friends?

Dance Moms fans will remember that Maddie and Chloe had a very close friendship in the first few seasons of the show. The couple had known each other for years before the show began filming and often performed as a duet.

Vivi Stein adopted?

Vivi-Anne Quinn Nesbitt-Stein is a dancer at the Candy Apple Dance Center. Vivi-Anne Stein is the adopted daughter of Kathy Nesbitt Stein and Mike Stein. Vivi-Anne was born on September 11, 2004. Vivi-Anne did not become a US citizen until she entered elementary school.

Who is the most beautiful dance mom?

1. Holly. What's this? Holly is undoubtedly the best mom on the show.

Who is Abby's favorite dancer?

One of the first things that became apparent in Dance Moms was how much Abby Lee Miller liked Maddie Ziegler. She gave her more solos and constantly put her at the top of the rating pyramid.

Are Sia and Maddie still friends?

Of course, Ziegler's relationship with Sia went far beyond the professional. Today, the couple consider each other family, and Sia is Ziegler's godmother. The "Move Your Body" singer bought the dancer a car and even paid for her 24/7 security, as she feels responsible for Ziegler's fame.

What is Maddie's net worth?

As of 2022, Maddie Zeigler's net worth is $5 million.

Net Worth: $5 million
Date of birth: September 30, 2002
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: Professional dancer
Last update: 2021

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Is ALDC still open in 2021?

On the studio's official website, both locations are currently open and enrolling for the fall semester. In line with COVID-19 precautions, the studio has put in place protocols, including maintaining a 6-foot distance between students and requiring masks to be worn in the building except during class.

Why wasn't Mackenzie on Turn up the track?

The contract did not promise that McKenzie would receive the highest pay, nor did it state that the video would say "featuring McZ". It appears from the video that Mackenzie was removed from the music video along with Kendall for an unknown reason.

Chloe went to see Joffrey?

Even in the second season, Chloe danced in the hearts of the judges. She won a scholarship to the world famous Joffrey Ballet School. With her ballet ability, Chloe was one step ahead of the rest of her teammates.

How many dance moms are scripted?

Despite the fact that the producers provoked or staged very emotional and controversial scenes, Maddy maintained that all the drama revolving around the competition is 100 percent authentic. “It's really real. We have a really crazy competitive life,” she continued.

Abby Lee Miller?

Abigail Lee Miller (born September 21, 1965) is an American dance teacher, choreographer, television host, and convicted con artist. She is the founder of the dance company Abby Lee, who appeared on the reality show Dance Moms for eight seasons.

Abby Lee Miller
Active years 1980 present

Who are the children of the dancing mother still friends with?

While most of the girls had periods when they didn't talk much, Chloe revealed that she now talks to the members of the original Dance Moms on a regular basis. Maddie, Mackenzie, Nia and Chloe see each other more often because they all live in Los Angeles.

Are JoJo and Abby still friends?

Is Chloe still a dancer?

And yes, fans. She is still dancing! They grow up so fast! Fan favorite Dance Moms documented her prom on Instagram in 2019, promising to be active on YouTube all summer long.

Are Chloe and Maddie still talking?

While most of the girls had periods when they didn't talk much, Chloe revealed that she now talks to the members of the original Dance Moms on a regular basis. Maddie, Mackenzie, Nia and Chloe see each other more often because they all live in Los Angeles.

Vivi-Anne still dancing?

Is she still dancing? The teenager still dances for his mom and former rival of Abby Lee's dance company, the Candy Apple Dance Center in Ohio, at her own studio. She is set to play Clara in an upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

Biography, creative path, recognition

During her very short career and young age, this girl gained such popularity that millions of her peers could not dream of. It can already be called an American discovery of the last two years. What did she do to deserve such honor? Maddie Ziegler, biography and a number of interesting facts are at the center of this article.

In the beginning there was childhood

Nicole Madison was born in September 2002 in Pennsylvania. In the family of Melissa and Kurt Ziegler, dancing occupied a strong place. So much so that when her parents divorced, Melissa admits that it was they who caused the breakup. As she recalls, a lot of money was spent on tutors and dance clubs. This was emotionally and financially reflected in the family. Kurt is increasingly difficult to put up with the fact that his wife disappears away from home.

Melissa Gisoni-Sulo danced a lot, which was later passed on to her daughter. Maddie Ziegler herself inherited the roots of Poles, Italians and Germans. The blood of several nationalities flows in it. This, to a certain extent, affected the talent and charisma of the successor of the family dynasty. At the age of 12, she already fell into the category of professional artists in her direction.

First changes

How did the family changes affect her? Maddie Ziegler herself often talked about this in an interview. Maddie's biography does not include at that time any special details of her life. On the contrary, she tried to simplify her life to the maximum, remaining an ordinary child. Mom remarried, and the family was expecting an addition of older brothers and sisters. A little later, it will become difficult for everyone to get along together, and therefore a large, but definitely friendly family will move to the less populated Merrisville.

Two more children were born in the new marriage. Maddie Ziegler regularly attended high school, and since she began taking dance lessons, she had to switch to home schooling. Admittedly, many hours of rehearsals did not affect her studies negatively - for all her busyness, Maddy does not forget about school.

Family business

Before she became a world-famous star, few people knew how much her passion for dancing was honored in the family. Do you think that after the second marriage, everyone forgot about them? No matter how! On the contrary, dance began to pay even more attention. Now everyone was dancing, including Maddie Mackenzie's younger half-sister.

Melissa herself and her daughter Maddy Ziegler stood out from the whole cast. The Zieglers' biography includes participation in the Abby Lee Company dance project. This studio, by the way, often performs at international competitions. It was followed by another popular show in the west, Live to Dance, which aired on CBS. Unfortunately, the ratings began to drop, and the channel's management decided to close it before the Maddie episode got on the air. This, of course, upset everyone. But he didn't let me quit what he loved. In 2011, Melissa became a guest star on the reality show Dance Moms. “Dancing Moms” told about the daily life of little dancers. And since the still unknown Maddie appeared in the Abby Lee Company, then she often began to flash on the screen. A little later, she appeared in Abby's Ultimate Competition, a similar dance show.

Further promotion

From that moment on, the career of a small but already established dancer reached a new level. Lifetime, which aired dance shows, didn't want to let go of Maddie Ziegler so easily. Biography Maddie remembers a minor, but no less important participation in the TV series “Deadly Beautiful”, where she played the heroine Brooke D’Orsay as a child. It was followed by "Austin and Ally" and "Pretty Little Liars". Around this time, Ziegler became a model for a number of brands, including the Clitzy Girls. She participates in children's clothing shows, she is called for the first interviews. We didn't have to wait long for reader recognition. Photo Maddie Ziegler graced the cover of the summer issue of Kode Magazine, and a little later she will be called in the video clips of Todrick Hall and Alex Kaliz.

Worldwide success

2014 was a real breakthrough for Maddy.

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