The reality show "Dance Moms" first premiered on Lifetime in 2011.
JoJo Siwa has gone on to gain 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.
On the first episode, Maddie's mom, Melissa Gisoni, proudly declared that her daughter was the favorite student of the controversial and strict owner of Abby Lee Dance Company, Abby Lee Miller.
The dancer kept that title for most of her ALDC career.
The 20-year-old is one of the most famous dancers to emerge from the show.
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 Maddie starred in Sia's 2021 movie "Music," which has been criticized for casting an able-bodied actor to play a disabled character.
The dancer also played Velma in the 2021 "West Side Story" remake.
Maddie's younger sister, Mackenzie, was one of the youngest ALDC dancers.
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.
After leaving "Dance Moms," Mackenzie released music under the stage name Kenzie.
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).
More 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.
In January, Kenzie released her latest single, "Paper."
Chloé Lukasiak often played second fiddle to Maddie.
Chloé 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.
Additionally, Chloé has appeared in various movies like "Center Stage: On Pointe" (2016) and "Loophole" (2019).
Nia Sioux was 10 when her "Dance Moms" journey began.
Although 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.
She's worked on shows like CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Brat's web series "Sunnyside Up."
In 2021, she started the podcast "Adulting With Teala and Nia" alongside Teala Dunn. She also played Hanna Brooks in the TV movie "Imperfect High" and appeared in the film "I Am Mortal" (2021).
Brooke Hyland was the oldest member of the team when the show started.
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.
After leaving the show at age 16, Brooke finished 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 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 tried hard to keep up with Chloé and Maddie but often found herself relegated to group dances instead of solos.
Paige now has millions of followers on social media.
The 22-year-old has posted about attending West Virginia University.
Several "Dance Moms" stars, including Chloé and Nia, recently got together again to celebrate Paige's 23 birthday.
Kendall Vertes joined the show on season two.
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.
The 20-year-old also branched into acting, 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 10 million followers.
Asia Monet Ray joined the show during season three.
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.
After "Dance Moms," she had her own Lifetime reality show called "Raising Asia" that ran for a single season in 2014.
Kalani Hilliker joined the elite dance team during season four.
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 22-year-old is still dancing.
Her Instagram page, which has over 7 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 nearly 800,000 subscribers.
Kalani's 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.
More recently, Kalani expanded her brand into the beauty sphere with her line Kare by Kalani.
JoJo Siwa joined the "Dance Moms" cast in 2015.
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.
Recently, she starred in Nickelodeon's dance flick "The J Team" (2021), and she's set to star in the upcoming horror flick "All My Friends Are Dead."
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.
In recent years, JoJo has also been vocal about her sexuality and coming out as queer.
An earlier version of this story was published on February 7, 2023, and it was most recently updated on November 1, 2023.
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