July 13th, 2011- a date that will be remembered in our cultural history. This was the day Dance Moms premiered. The reality television show about girls in the competitive dance world. But the show truly follows their mothers, and their fights with each other and the dance teacher Abby Lee Miller.
The fights get intense, to say the least. However, those were never the fun part for me. I always found myself waiting for the fighting to end so I could watch the dances. Each of the girls had such distinct personalities and they all had very unique opportunities to come from the show. So here’s what they’re up to now!
Chloe is currently studying at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. While keeping up with her studies, she maintains a successful YouTube channel with over two million followers. Since leaving the show, she has tried her hand at acting and has appeared in three movies, joining the Center Stage franchise. She has also released a book called Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking On The World.
Outside of Dance Moms, Maddie is most known for her work with artist Sia. You may have also noticed her partnership with the Kate Hudson athleisure company, Fabletics. Recently, she partnered with Morphe and released a makeup line. She has transitioned onto the silver screen with a number of credits under her name, including Book of Henry, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and voice work for Leap! In December 2020, you can see her dance, act, and sing in Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story!
Kenzie Ziegler is only sixteen, but is racking up credits on her resume! She has appeared on Dancing with the Stars: Junior and has tried her hand at stage acting when she appeared as Dorothy in The Wonderful Winter of Oz! She is most notably making a name for herself in the music industry. Kenzie and Sia have recently teamed up together for the song “Exhale” that you can listen to here.
Nia is also no stranger to the stage! In 2016, she made her off-Broadway debut in the musical Trip of Love and in 2018 was cast in the show, Aladdin and His Winter Wish. She has also worked on famous soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, as the fashion intern, Emma. Nia also has a successful music career and a YouTube channel boasting over a million followers. Like Chloe, she has recently released a children’s book called Today I Dance.
After the show, Kendall returned to in-person schooling. She has appeared in the movie Anastasia: Once Upon A Time and maintains a large fan base over Youtube and Tik Tok. While releasing a few songs while on Dance Moms, she continued to put her own music post-Abby Lee and released holiday music covers a few years ago.
After leaving the show, Brooke studied at Ohio University and majored in Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Business Analytics, all in three years! Based on her Instagram, she seems to have been bitten by the travel bug. She is building her YouTube presence with vlogs and “get to know me” videos.
Post Dance Moms, Paige modeled for clothing line Sherri Hill. Paige has recently just finished her freshman year of college at West Virginia University!
Like many of her friends, Kalani is also acting. You can see her work on the web series Dirt and the Noah Centineo movie, Swiped. She has a sock line sold at Claire’s called “Pretty Feet by Kalani” and has partnered with PromGirl to design a line of dresses.
JoJo Siwa skyrocketed to success after Dance Moms. The triple threat has two Nickelodeon shows and a short documentary called Jojo Siwa: My World. Known for her upbeat personality, and large bows, you have probably seen her face on clothing at Target, Kohls, JC Penny, and Claire’s. Her slime, bath bombs, and JoJo Siwa inspired food products have become incredibly popular with the child demographic.
After her time on Dance Moms, Brynn appeared on the web series Brat. She now attends school in person and is on her school’s competitive dance team. She stays active on social media and posts regularly on her Youtube channel.
Camryn models for True Joy Active Wear and seems to have returned to in-person school. She has and an active YouTube account where she posts fun and creative videos. She also recently chopped her hair off, and it looks amazing!
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