What The Kids Of ‘Dance Moms’ Are Up To Now

It’s been two years since Dance Moms went off the air and even longer since most of the OG’s have been on, so we’re taking a look at what our fav dancers are up to now!

Imani Williams

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: September 15th, 2021 9:56 pm pst

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What the OG girls are up to now

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We all have our favorite reality TV show growing up, and mine happens to be Dance Moms.

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Needless to say, there wouldn’t have been a Dance Moms without Abby Lee Miller, the lady who started it all! Even though she was extremely tough at times, you had to love her constructive criticism and famous saying, “save those tears for your pillow!” But, even more so, there wouldn’t have been a Dance Moms without the dancers.

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Here’s what the girls from the series are up to now:

Maddie Ziegler

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Most of you may remember her as Abby’s favorite. The dance star started at the Abby Lee Dance Company when she was just 8-years-old and has accomplished so much during the 10-year period.

Yes, time flies!

Maddie’s career took off after she appeared in Sia’s music video “Chandelier” in 2014. The two have continued to work closely together as Maddie starred in Sia’s 2021 movie, Music

In 2016, she was a judge for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, and a year later, she authored “The Maddie Diaries,” a memoir about her life and her success. Along with success in dancing and acting, she also models and was on the cover of the September 2021 issue of Harper’s Baazar magazine

What’s next? 

You can look out for Maddie on the big screen! She is also starring in the upcoming film West Side Story which premieres on December 10th.

Mackenzie Ziegler:

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Little sister to Maddie and one of the youngest on the show, Mackenzie was just about six years old when the show aired and was often reminded that she had huge shoes to fill considering her older sister.

Since the show, Mackenzie has branched out and is focusing on her singing and acting career. Kenzie, her stage name, released her first album “Phases” in 2018 and collaborated with Sia for her song “Exhale.” In addition, she recently dropped her new single, “Happy For Me,” on September 10th, 2021. 

She has also competed on The Masks Dancer (as the tulip), starred on the Brat Web series Total Eclipse, and is the main character ‘Lily’ on the animated movie Ice Princess Lily.

Mackenzie isn’t so “little” anymore, is she?

Chloe Lukasiak:

Often compared to Maddie as they battled head to head for the #1 spot during her time on the show. Chloe was with the Abby Lee Dance Company since she was two years old and appeared on Dance Moms at age 9.

Unlike the other girls, Chloe has taken a love for poetry and writing. In 2018, she released a book titled “Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World.” 

She started college at Pepperdine University, where she is studying integrated marketing with a minor in creative writing. She keeps fans updated on her progress and projects on her Youtube channel with over 2 million followers.

She is the founder of CBC (Chloe’s Book Club), where she and members discuss and devour different books monthly through Instagram live. 

This month they’re reading “Serpent & Dove” by Shelby Mahurin!

In addition, she also has an Instagram page, @chloelukasiakwrites, where she shares her poetry, quotes of her liking, and holds Q&A’s about her experiences with writing thus far.

Nia Sioux

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Known for her effortless death drop! Nia was just ten years old when she first appeared on the show, and we have seen her blossom throughout.

She is currently attending UCLA while also pursuing her singing and acting career. She appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Trip of Love, completed a multi-year run on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, and is the lead in Brat TV’s series Sunnyside Up

In 2020, she released her song, Low Key Love, and she currently has a podcast on Spotify called “Adulting with Teala & Nia” (Teala being her longtime friend), where they discuss how they’re handling adulthood. 

Like Chloe, she stays in touch with fans through her Youtube channel, and like Maddie, you will see Nia on the big screen as she is starring in the Lifetime Original Movie, Imperfect High, airing on September 18th, 2021 on Lifetime TV.

Brooke Hyland

The oldest of the bunch, who appeared on the show at 13 years old, often seemed to be tired of dancing and just wanted to enjoy a typical high school experience.

In 2013, she released an album, Brooke Hyland, and in 2019, she graduated from Ohio University with a marketing degree. She currently runs a popular food-themed Instagram page where she posts various foods from your favorite sushi to yummy desserts. 

You can keep up with Brooke on her Youtube channel with frequent vlogs, reactions to her old Dance Mom solos, and updates on her life.

Paige Hyland

Younger sister to Brooke, Paige was 10 years old when the show started! After leaving the show, she attended Franklin Regional High School, where she was able to model for brands such as Sherri Hill.

Paige currently attends West Virginia University, and she continues to gain popularity on social media with a massive following on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and TikTok.

So as you can see, the girls are all grown up and doing their own thing!

You can rewatch select seasons of Dance Moms on Hulu and make sure to keep up with all the girls through their social media accounts!

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About The Author:

Imani Williams is a senior at Penn State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is an intern at AfterBuzz TV and a fanatic of all things entertainment.

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