“Dance Moms”' Chloé Lukasiak Celebrates as She Officially Graduates from Pepperdine University

Chloé's sister Clara called the 'Dance Moms' alum "the smartest, strongest, and most capable woman I've ever known" on her college graduation day

<p>Clara Lukasiak/Instagram</p> Chloé Lukasiak

Clara Lukasiak/Instagram

Chloé Lukasiak

Chloé Lukasiak is celebrating a major milestone: her college graduation!

The Dance Moms alum, 22, shared photos and videos from her graduation from Pepperdine University on Sunday, April 28. The post included a picture of the former reality posing in her cap and gown alongside her sister Clara Lukasiak, a selfie with her sister and parents Marc and Christi Lukasiak and a snapshot of her outside of Chinese restaurant Din Thai Fung.

“I’m officially a college grad 🫶🏻” she captioned the Instagram post.

The post also featured a clip of Chloé and her classmates throwing their caps in the air during the ceremony.

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Clara also celebrated her sister’s accomplishment on social media, writing, “I’ve been wanting to get back on Instagram for a while now, and I thought when better to do that than when my sister is graduating? She is my best friend and my greatest inspiration, and I couldn’t have been more proud seeing her accomplish something so amazing.”

“Bird, you’re the smartest, strongest, and most capable woman I’ve ever known, and today was one of the many examples of that. I’m eager to see you achieve even more. Featuring my sunburn and the Din Tai Fung man at the end,” Clara added alongside pictures from the ceremony.

<p>Chloe Lukasiak/Instagram</p> Chloé Lukasiak

Chloe Lukasiak/Instagram

Chloé Lukasiak

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Chloé's father Marc also shared he was “so proud,” writing on Instagram, “Chloe graduated from Pepperdine University after four short years with her family 2,500 miles away.”

He continued: “I think she learned a lot about herself, including the fact that she’s a great student who loves learning. She made great friends for life and now moves on to the next chapter. Somehow, four years went by in the blink of an eye.”

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Ahead of her spring graduation, the former Lifetime star looked back on her time at Pepperdine University in January.

"The first photo is from my last week of school ever & the second is from the campus tour I took a year before I started college," she captioned a slideshow that included a selfie and a photo of herself posing on campus. "I’m not one for sentimental posts, I’m typically very private, but it’s a moment I want to acknowledge."

Noting how she's been "extraordinarily lucky" to have "experienced a lot since I was 9," Chloé said she went into school with the "mindset" that "college was an unnecessary challenge."

"I threatened to drop out on the weekly for the past four years, but all in all, I am truly so thankful for this experience," she continued. "I developed a true love for learning, I had professors who shaped me, made incredible friends, and grew in ways I never expected."

The Pennsylvania native added, "Maybe one day I’ll go for my masters but for the moment, that’s a wrap on school. Now it’s time for the next chapter and I’m really, REALLY excited for what’s to come 🤍."

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The graduation comes days before the Dance Moms reunion — featuring Chloé, JoJo Siwa, Brooke Hyland, Paige Hyland, Kendall Vertes and Kalani Hilliker — is set to air May 1 on Lifetime.

Among the topics that the girls and their mothers dissect in the trailer include Brooke and Paige’s retirement from dance, which their mother says she feels is her fault, and the girls’ feelings on their former coach Abby Lee Miller, who is notably missing from the reunion.

Chloé rose to fame as a child star on Dance Moms, where she traveled to compete in various dance competitions under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller. She participated in the Lifetime show's first four seasons before exiting, though she later returned for the latter half of season 7.

The series followed the moms and children of the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as they dealt with strict instructor Miller. Throughout the many dance competitions and Miller pitting the dancers against each other, genuine friendships were formed among the younger cast.

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Dance Moms: The Reunion premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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