She was initially known for appearing in Lifetime 's reality show Dance Moms from at age 8 until Ziegler has appeared in films, television and concerts, and has modeled on magazine covers and in advertisements for Capezio , Ralph Lauren , Fabletics and Target , among other brands. She was included by Time magazine on its list of the "30 most influential teens" in each of , and Her social media presence includes an Instagram account with more than 13 million followers. Ziegler attended Sloan Elementary School in Murrysville , near Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania, until , when she left to be homeschooled. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I'm used to competition dances where you're like, Point your legs! But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it.
Kalani Hilliker sends love to Siwa
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'I was over it'
It's been more than eight years since the premiere of the first episode of the hit reality show, Dance Moms , which means viewers have watched eight years of backstage tantrums, eight years of onstage triumphs, and, of course, eight years of may-I-speak-to-your-manager-haircut mom fights. There's an argument to be made, however, that none of the above are the true gifts to have come out of the show. DJ, hit that track — and make sure the record doesn't skip. Arguably the best part about the existence of Dance Moms is that the show has acted as a launchpad for Abby Lee Dance Company dancers' careers. From Maddie Ziegler appearing as the lead in Sia's viral "Chandelier" video, to JoJo Siwa's massive YouTube boom, there's no shortage of successes to be had for the cast members post-show. One of the more popular post-show career moves is undoubtedly the pop star path, and while many attempts have unfortunately ended up fruitless, there are a few girls from the show who have shined over the years on their solo tracks. Even if some of the songs didn't end up with millions of streams or spawn worldwide tours, the Dance Moms discography is serious pop perfection.
For Abby Lee Miller 's most beloved students, the beat goes on long after livin' on the dance floor. Back in the summer of , Lifetime premiered a reality show that followed the early training and careers of children in dance and show business. As for their parents, they managed to get competitive when being their kid's greatest cheerleader. Tonight, a brand-new season kicks off with a brand-new crop of students. But for those select dancers who have moved on, they are still finding huge success thanks to their hard work, talents and loyal fan base. They won't be handed to you on a silver platter—you have to work persistently to get them," Chloe Lukasiak shared with E! News when sharing her biggest lesson from Dance Moms. Since leaving the ALDC, Chloe has participated in seven films, wrote a book and started a YouTube channel to stay in touch with her six million Instagram followers. But Chloe isn't alone in finding great success after the show. One name that many kids—and parents—will easily recognize is JoJo Siwa.