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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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It was evident from the first episode of Dance Moms that Maddie Ziegler was a superstar even though she was still very young at the time. As fans know, she's always been Abby Lee Miller's Favorite Dance Student. Her time on the hit Lifetime reality show resonated with a lot of people and was the springboard for a very successful career - she's only 17 years old.

Dance Moms gave Ziegler the perfect experience for other dance reality shows. She was a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation She performed routines on Dancing With the Stars and appeared on Dancing with the Stars Juniors to support her sister Mackenzie Ziegler who competed

Ziegler also became Sia's favorite dancer, appearing in the music videos for 'Chandelier' "Elastic Heart", "Cheap Thrills", "Unstoppable" and "Big Girls Scream". She even performed live with Sia on stage at the 2015 Grammys. Obviously, they were on the beat (both literally and figuratively) with their collaboration. Sia even cast Ziegler in a movie called Music that she directed and co-wrote. Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. are also in the film, according to IMDb, is about "a sober drug dealer and their disabled sister".

In a February 2019 interview with , she Sia shared that "the musical takes place in the head of this sister played by Maddie." She also referred to Ziegler as her "little honey cake, avatar, surrogate daughter".

Maddie Ziegler is in several high-profile projects

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In addition to starring in the upcoming film Sia Music Maddie Ziegler has another acting experience. She made a quick cameo in the Netflix original movie To All The Boys: P.S. I Keep Loving You , which was spotted by BuzzFeed . She only had one line in the movie, but Ziegler plays a much more prominent role as Velma in the movie's upcoming remake. West Side Story protected by the prolific Steven Spielberg,

In April 2020, producer David Brown told The Hollywood Reporter “Maddie is an exceptional talent and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board. She will bring so much to production. In November 2019, Ziegler discussed the experience during an interview with Entertainment Tonight . She said, “It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Working with Steven Spielberg has been quite a life-changing experience, so I'm very grateful for that."

Ziegler also promised that they were "really true to the value of the first film" without making it "too modern" in terms of hair, makeup and costumes. in IMDb a reboot is scheduled for December 2020.

Maddie Ziegler is a social media influencer and author

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Thanks to her many projects, Maddie Ziegler has become a very popular celebrity. She currently has 13.6 million followers on Instagram. She has spread her popularity through several sponsored posts with big brands. In 2018, Ziegler had a partnership with Marc Jacobs fragrances. In the same year, she starred in a campaign for jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. where she spoke about her love of dance, jewelry and hard work.

Ziegler has also appeared in several commercials for Capezio, a dancewear company. She currently has her own collections with the activewear brand. Fabletics, which was founded by Kate Hudson, Ziegler Music co-star. Her second Fabletics collage fell in February 2020.

In addition to being influential in the fashion world, Ziegler has added "Author" to her list of accomplishments. She has written four books: The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir, The Audition, Callback, and Competition. Maddie's Diaries is an autobiography, while the other three are part of a fictional series about a young dancer named Harper.

Ziegler's hard work paid off - literally. According to reports, dancing, acting, social media influence, and writing totaled $5 million. Lifestyle ,

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In 2017, Maddie Ziegler became a New York Times best-selling author at the age of 14, adding another achievement to her already impressive resume. The teen is best known for the reality show Dancing Mom and her memorable performances in several of Sia's music videos, but there's so much more to it than just dancing. "I understand how people can make assumptions based on what they see, hear or read - easy to do," Ziegler wrote in Maddie's Diaries (via XOXO After Dark). “That's why I thought writing a book was a really good idea. I may be only 14, but there are so many things I love and care about and so many other aspects of who I am. "

According to Yahoo, Pittsburgh, the PA native started dancing when she was just two years old and showed up at her first concert a year later. Taking a seat at Abby Lee's dance company, whose students (and their ultra-competitive mothers) became the focus of Lifetime's dance moms, Ziegler found the perfect launching pad for his dance career. But over the past few years, this cool, calm and collected kid has started to make a name for himself on his own.

Of course, the road to fame is never without a weird speed bump, but this girl refuses to let her failures slow her down. From the drama surrounding her Dance Moms exit to her plans for world domination, here's the untold truth of Maddie Ziegler.


She's not a born dancer

In her memoir, Maddie Ziegler admitted that she was never a gifted dancer. Anyone who has seen her on stage is hard to believe, but the teenager insists that she is only as good as she is today because she wanted it so badly when she was younger. "I wasn't very good at [dancing] in the beginning and I had to work really hard," she revealed in Maddie's diaries. “He taught me an important lesson: even if something doesn’t work out for you, don’t give up. Someday you'll look back and never believe how far you've come."

Ziegler might never have become a professional dancer if not for an unfortunate childhood trauma. When she was about four years old, she broke her arm before she was due to start riding lessons.

"Looking back, I'm really glad that happened - although at the time I remember being very upset," she said. “I could be a rider, not a dancer! Things definitely happen for a reason, and I believe in fate."

She doesn't let her mother dance


Show may have made it, but Maddie Ziegler isn't exactly missing her time on Dance Moms . The reality show turned her and the rest of the cast into international celebrities, but Ziegler was always only interested in dancing and didn't really care about being a TV star. In fact, she has never even watched the full episode of Dancing Moms .

"The show was a really stressful time - I just didn't want to deal with all the drama anymore," she told Seventeen. “I am happy that I am moving on. I'll go out, do my thing, and be myself."

Ziegler admitted that she missed dancing with the girls during an interview with teen mag, but she didn't mention her former coach, Abby Lee Miller. In fact, Miller's name never appeared in Ziegler's book, according to Radar Online. Her relationship with her former mentor has become so cold that she often refuses to discuss it. "I really don't think I have much to say about her," Ziegler said as Miller approached during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

In an interview with People, the dancer admitted that Miller taught her a lot, but she "gone" from those days and is now in a much better place. “We had a good time,” Ziegler admitted. “But I feel like now I have never been happier in my life. I had stress at 11, which shouldn't have happened!"

Abby Lee Miller is still taking credit for her success

When Maddie Ziegler's career took off, Abby Lee Miller was sinking hard. In 2015, the outspoken coach was charged with 20 counts of fraud for hiding dance moms' $755,000 income. She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, which she decided not to appeal. According to Deadline, Miller was "released" from the entire saga, but she wasn't going to take it easy.

Before rolling over, Miller did an interview with Jededediah Bila in The View (via E! News), during which she lamented that she was about to be taken away from her pool and salad bar. The conversation then turned to Ziegler.

"I'm looking at what she's done, and other jobs and other opportunities besides dance moms, they're all dance related," Miller said during Abby. “I don’t think if she wasn’t in my studio she would be where she is now,” she continued, “and I can say that with confidence. I'm not going to say that I "made" someone. … But I definitely added my two cents.”

USA Today reported that the shamed reality TV star was released from prison eight months after her conviction. Unfortunately, it turned out that the rumors that she had been diagnosed with cancer were accurate, although according to Hollywood Life, she appears to be recovering. There is also word that Miller may return to Dancing Moms in season 8.

Her life "exploded" after the chandelier video clips. According to, the eccentric Australian singer tweeted Ziegler asking him to cooperate, and (after Ziegler realized it wasn't a fake account), she agreed. This collaboration resulted in Ziegler's unforgettable routine in the video for the song "Chandelier", which has been viewed about 1.8 billion times on YouTube. After that, Ziegler was a star in his own right.

“After I made Chandelier, everything changed for me,” said Ziegler Mamamia. “I already did Dancing with the Stars, so obviously there were people who already recognized me… but after the SIA video came out, everyone just went crazy. I mean, there are some celebrities who suddenly knew my name."

Unfortunately, Ziegler's further collaboration with SIA is not exactly the same down. She performed an exercise with a scantily clad Shia LaBeouf in the controversial 'elastic heart' video, which Sia expected could lead to 'some 'pedophilia! - exclaims "taking into account the content.

"All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the few actors I felt I could play these two SIA' warring states," the singer explained (via The Independent). "I apologize to those who feel caused by the elastic heart, my intention was to create a certain emotional content, did not want to upset anyone."

And did SIA use it?

One person who clearly wasn't upset with Sia on Maddie Ziegler's "Elastic Heart" video imagined how she continued to work with her. She essentially became a "mini-me" of Sia, often appearing next to her dressed alike. "And Maddie is literally Sia's best friends," Ziegler's mother Melissa Gisoni told Cosmopolitan. "Now they are one family." Not everyone, however, finds their sweet relationship.

According to Ziegler, SIA never pushed her into doing something she didn't want to do and often encourages her to calm down. "Sia taught me: if you don't want to do what you're doing, if you're feeling overwhelmed or the stress and passion is gone, then it's okay to go away for a while," she wrote in The Maddie Diaries (via X o X o After the onset of darkness). If she's so caring, then why is the singer catching the heat to work with Ziegler?

Sia (surname spin) notoriety is not a trial, going out of her way to hide her identity. By being effective and her face public, some argue that she will expose the teenager to the kind of pitfalls she herself is actively trying to avoid. "With twists hidden and Maddie in the spotlight, it felt like the superstar was turning the kid aside that she herself refuses to be," Guardian Bonnie Malkin said in her review of Sia's concert in Sydney. "Where the screw was hidden, Maddie was exposed. "

She wants to marry Zac Efron

When asked on buzzfeed in 2017 who her idol was, Maddie Ziegler shouldn't think hard about her answer. "I'm madly in love with Zac Efron, and I've been since the age of five," she said. “I will always love him until I die. I would like to marry him, but he is a bit old for me.” She told teen fashion that she fell hard for Efron after seeing him in the school musical. "To this day, I'm obsessed with him."

According to Ziegler, Efron was also indirectly involved in an awkward moment for her at the Teen Choice Awards. It was the first time the dancers had participated in the event, and when Sergei stepped onto the stage, Ziegler's mother stood up and yelled "take your shirt off" to the Malibu star. "I literally sunk into my chair and I was like, 'I don't know her,'" Ziegler revealed on The Harry Show. “All my friends are around too, so it was very inconvenient.

She will always be an Efron fan, but if you follow Ziegler on Instagram, you'll know she's been in love with Aussie boyfriend Jack Kelly for a year now. The couple (which Abby Lee Miller claims to have introduced) packed for PDA on a July 2018 trip to New Zealand, and not for the first time.

She's a YouTube star

YouTubers have watched her billions of times in music videos, but Maddie Ziegler's own channel is also quite successful. The Pittsburgh native has over 2.7 million followers who get to see her parties for her award winning dances. Launching a channel can sometimes be a challenge, but Ziegler loves the creative control YouTube provides.

“I shoot and edit all my videos myself,” she told Seventeen. “So it's more personal. It's a lot of work, but it's important to me because I want to release great content."

She becomes especially famous for her beauty vlogs, specializing in makeup tips and tutorials. "I was super into makeup at such a young age," she told Billboard, revealing that she started doing her own makeup at the age of 6. "So that's why I really wanted to make a YouTube channel, so I could show people - of course, just like my life and do some fun challenges - but also show some little makeup looks. "

Ziegler also vlogs about fashion and was even able to launch his own clothing line. She's quickly becoming a small icon in her own right, but YouTuber's biggest inspiration when it comes to fashion is Disney kid turned Hollywood star, Zendaya.

"She has so many amazing looks and it's different every time," she told BuzzFeed. "Sometimes she decides to go more on the tomboy route or sometimes she decides to make it super girly and glamorous."

She's knocking on Hollywood's door.

Maddie Ziegler has made no secret of her desire to act, and the teen is already making forays into Hollywood. She voiced a dancer named Camille in 2016's Jump! (Americanized version of the ballerina) and made her screen debut in Henry's 2017 book. Although the film was poorly reviewed—The Guardian called it a "catastrophically terrible movie" while The Atlantic called it "a twisted movie nightmare." Ziegler was "so proud" of it. Director Colin Trevorrow was also more than pleased with her interpretation of the character, whom he described as "in an emotional prison. "

"Only Maddie could radiate emotion through her body and emotion through her art the way she does at the end of this movie," Trevorrow told People. "The whole climax of the movie is really built around her dancing, and she does a beautiful job." Ziegler was clearly cast based on her dancing skills, but the teen has more acting experience than you might think.

Speaking to Billboard, she explained how she actually works through her acting chops. “You put on a play, and you put on a story when you dance,” Ziegler said. "I feel like they're very similar in a way, and having been a dancer since I was 2 and then breaking into acting, dancing definitely helped me transition into acting."

She sets new goals for the team

Maddie Ziegler has developed a close friendship with British actress Millie Bobby Brown over the past few years. She was actually a Ziegler fan from way before they met, as she revealed while talking to her best friend for Interview magazine. Brown recalled how she got tickets to the show so you think you can dance live (Ziegler was a judge on Season 13) hoping she gets a chance to meet the 9 star0011 Moms are dancing.

"The whole show I've watched you is like, 'please let her watch me,'" Brown said. “And then they told me that I could go backstage and meet you, and I literally, like, take deep breaths, like, oh my god, and then you were a normal person. … Then you followed me on Twitter — and I had a meltdown — and the rest is history.” The adorable duo became a trio in 2017 when America’s Got Talent winner Grace Vanderwaal joined the team.

Hand in hand, the three presented the award at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, and according to Vanderwaal, they now talk to each other every day. However, the topic of conversation is usually more normal than you might expect. "People, I think they assume we're talking about singing and dancing and acting and other weird stuff, but it literally never comes up," Vanderwaal told USA Today. "We were talking about watching 'Kylie's life' last night, you know?"

She wants to "change the world"

She's come a long way since she first appeared on Dancing Moms at just eight years old, but Ziegler's journey has just begun. Speaking with Yahoo! in May 2018, she said she feels like her generation is "really taking over."

“I think [Generation Z] has already changed the world a bit,” she said. “I think we should continue to do what we believe in, like charities, marches and things like that. I think we can [talk] about topics right now, like gun violence, those things are really important."

Becoming a role model for children was her biggest personal achievement to date, a platform she never thought she would get. “A couple of years ago, I never would have thought that I would have a voice or that I could inspire many children,” she said. "I think adults don't understand that we're just trying to get our message across." She got the opportunity to spread that message when she was invited to WE Day 2018 in California, joining the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Will Ferrell for an event that celebrates and promotes youth change.

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