It’s been a little over two years since “Dance Moms” aired its last episode on the Lifetime Network.
The reality show followed a team of dancing mothers and their child who meet instructor Abby Lee Miller.
The show has been repeatedly hit by controversy over Miller’s costume choices for underage girls, as well as legal issues, including Miller’s own jail time after being charged with bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false declarations of bankruptcy and his guilty plea.
Despite the hustle and bustle associated with the show – both on and off screen – the show launched the careers of several young stars.
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Here is an overview of the situation of “Dance Moms” girls today.
Arguably one of the most successful alums on the reality show, JoJo Siwa saw her career explode when she got close to Nickelodeon after appearing in the network film “The Thundermans” in 2016 and signing a global agreement with the network the following year.
In early 2021, the now 18-year-old star joined the LGBTQ community. She has since made history as the first “Dancing with the Stars” competitor to be paired with a same-sex partner.
Outside of dancing, Siwa has appeared in a number of films – most recently Paramount + ‘s “The J Team” – and has released a number of songs and EPs.
Maddie Ziegler has also been successful in Hollywood since her days on “Dance Moms”.
Now 19, the young star reached even higher levels of fame when pop star Sia took note of her skills and featured her in several music videos, including “Chandelier”, “Elastic Heart”, “Cheap Thrills” and “The Greatest”.
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She has also appeared in a number of films, including the controversial “Music”, directed and co-written by Sia. The musical, for which she recorded her own voice and played an autistic teenager, sparked controversy as advocacy organizations insisted that such roles should be played by a spectrum actor.
Notably, she is also set to appear in the remake of “West Side Story” later this year.
Maddie’s younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, also found herself playing at the time since “Dance Moms.”
She has appeared in films like “Holiday Spectacular” and “Let Us In” alongside a few television appearances. She recently appeared on “The Masked Dancer” dressed as a tulip, advancing to the semi-finals before being unmasked.
Since she was young, Mackenzie has been a singer and released her debut album, “Mack Z”, in 2014, also under the nickname Mack Z. In recent days, she has reverted to wearing her full name and released more than music, including the 2018 album “Phases”.
Like many of her co-stars, Chloé Lukasiak is now an actress, best known for her role in the movie “FREDI”
She is also a member of the literary community, having written the book “Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking On The World”.
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She made headlines just days ago when it was revealed she was dating skateboarder Brooklinn Khoury. A source tells E! News that the relationship was not “new”.
Nia Sioux, like several co-stars, found herself in showbiz.
She has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows, including “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which saw her appear in 59 episodes from 2018-2019.
She has worked with a handful of her former “Dance Moms” colleagues, appearing in Mackenzie Ziegler’s “It’s a Girl Party” music video and has lent her voice to three episodes of “The JoJo & BowBow Show Show” alongside the incumbent. Siwa.
However, she doesn’t just dance to music, but also creates her own, including songs like “Slay” and “Star In Your Own Life”.
In May 2020, she attended college at UCLA, according to a Facebook post from her mother.
Also a singer, Brooke Hyland released her self-titled debut album in 2013. Her most recent song, “Mean to Me”, was released in early 2014.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Hyland, 23, attended Ohio University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2019 in Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Business Analysis.
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She is currently listed as working as a social media influencer and runs a food-themed Instagram account.
Brooke’s younger sister, Paige Hyland currently appears to be attending the University of West Virginia.
She also appears to be dating a Youngstown State University football player named Jayvon Thrift, according to her social media.
Kendall Vertes has also become a musician in recent years under the name Kendall K. Most recently she teamed up with singer MERCER for the song “Girl Talk” in 2018, but before that she released several of her own singles and a Christmas EP.
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She has also done theater and appeared in music videos by Brooke Hyland, Mackenzie Ziegler and JoJo Siwa.
Asia Monet Ray
Like her co-stars, Asia Money Ray has lingered in the entertainment industry.
She has had a handful of acting roles on top shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “American Crime Story,” which have seen her play OJ Simpson’s daughter, Sydney.
She and her family also appeared on the reality show “Raising Asia”, which ran for a single 14-episode season in 2014.
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Of course, she also entered the music scene, releasing a handful of R&B tracks, including “Real Life” from 2019.
Kalani Hilliker, now 21, has had a handful of acting roles, most notably on the TV show “Dirt” and the upcoming project “Adrenchrome II”.
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She also released a line of formal dresses via PROMGIRL. The line offers dresses from $ 99 to $ 249.
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