Chloe Lukasiak

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Chloé Lukasiak
Born Chloé Elizabeth Lukasiak
(2001-05-25) May 25, 2001 (age 17)
Churchill, Pennsylvania
Residence Mars, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Dancer, actress, model, fashion designer, writer
Years active 2011–present
Website officialchloelukasiak.com

Chloé Elizabeth Lukasiak (born May 25, 2001) is an American dancer, actress, model, fashion designer, and writer.[1] She is best known for being an original cast member of Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms during Season 1 through Season 4.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lukasiak was born on May 25, 2001 in Churchill, Pennsylvania[3]. She is the older sister of Clara Lukasiak.[4] The family resides in Mars, Pennsylvania.[5]

Lukasiak began dance classes at the Abby Lee Dance Company at age two.[5] At first, she did "the basics" such as jazz and ballet. But as she got older she started to do more styles and has trained in everything except ballroom.[6] From the ages of five to thirteen, Lukasiak competed throughout the United States as part of ALDC, winning numerous titles at the regional, state, and national levels.[7] Lukasiak competed on Dance Moms in many dance genres: lyrical, contemporary,[5] musical theatre, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acro, and Bollywood.

Career[edit]

2011–14: Dance Moms[edit]

In 2011, Lukasiak and her mother, alongside Abby Lee Dance Company owner Abby Lee Miller, other young dancers, and their mothers, were cast on Lifetime's Dance Moms. Together they made up Miller's Junior Elite Competition Team.

After the Los Angeles national competition in July 2014 (filmed for an episode aired October 7, 2014), Lukasiak's mother decided that the environment of the TV show along with her own negative relationship with Miller was detrimental to her daughter and they decided to leave ALDC.[8] The finale episode of Season 4 was their last appearance on Dance Moms because of a comment made by Miller about Lukasiak's eye.[9][a] After the end of Season 4 Lukasiak left ALDC for good and switched to Studio 19 Dance Complex.[11]

2014–present: Breakout[edit]

After leaving "Dance Moms", Lukasiak became active on her YouTube channel, gaining over 100 million views and over 1 million subscribers as of May 2016.[12] On September 17, 2016, Lukasiak started a vlogging YouTube channel called "MoreChloeLukasiak".[13]

Lukasiak's competition team from Studio 19 went on to win nationals in July 2015.[14] She won "Choice Dancer" at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards[15] and the "Dancers Choice Award" for "Favorite Dancer 17 & Under" at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards.[16] She was nominated for a Shorty Award but lost to Misty Copeland.[17] She was once again nominated for the 2016 & 2017 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Dancer" but lost to former "Dance Moms" cast member and ex-friend Maddie Ziegler.[18]

Lukasiak became a spokesmodel for Just For Kix, an American dancewear company, in October 2014. With the company's partnership, she created an anti-bullying campaign called #NobodyisYOU. She was featured in several music videos relating to the cause alongside dancers such as Averee Jade.[19][20]

Lukasiak has appeared in numerous music videos, as during the filming of Dance Moms she appeared in videos for artists Brooke Hyland[21] and LUX (daughter of actor Ted Danson).[22] In 2015, she appeared as the lead for Jess Godwin's song "Fool Me Once".[23] Solveig Romero's "Turn It Up"[24] and Bianca Ryan's "Alice",[25] as well as "Wrapped Up For Christmas" by Forever in Your Mind and a promotional dance video for JustForKix dancewear (titled "Lovely"). In 2016, Lukasiak appeared in AJ Lehrman's music video for his new single "Tongue",[26] and an Ali J video for "Piece By Piece," which was featured on CNN.

Lukasiak began modeling for such fashion lines as Glitzy Girl and Sally Miller in 2012.[5] After leaving Dance Moms, she modeled for 90 Degrees by Reflex, Goodhyouman, Boy Meets Girl, and BCBG Max Azria (runway). In 2016, Lukasiak became the new face of StyleHaul.[27]

Lukasiak was cast as Gwen Murphy in the Lifetime TV movie Center Stage: On Pointe.[28] She was later cast as Savannah Stocker in Cowgirl's Story alongside former Bridge to Terabithia star Bailee Madison.[29] In 2016, Lukasiak partnered with Ownzones.com to launch her web series called Chloe on Pointe.[30] In 2016, Lukasiak partnered with Playtex Sport[31] and starred in their "Ready, Set, Play On!" campaign commercial.[32] Lukasiak filmed two episodes of "Welcome to My World."

On January 27, 2017, Lukasiak announced that she would return to guest star on Dance Moms for the Season 7 finale and Season 7B.[33] In an interview with AOL, Lukasiak explained that her family decided to guest star on Dance Moms for the Season 7 finale and Season 7B so that she could give everyone on the show a final goodbye.[34] On April 11, 2017 Lukasiak announced that her book Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking On The World was released on January 23, 2018.[35] Lukasiak signed with LifeTime in April 2017 to star in her own web series called "Chloe Does It".[36]

In December 2017, Chloe began touring with Kalani Hilliker and Kendall Vertes on The Irreplaceables Tour, where they perform for their fans and do meet and greets. They have toured the US, Canada, Australia and most recently, South America in June 2018. In July, Chloe will tour in Ireland, the UK, and England.[37]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview, Lukasiak said she practices dancing four days a week except when she is traveling.[38] She stopped competing in dance competitions in 2016 due to her growing list of commitments.[39] Outside of dance Lukasiak makes time for friends including her former ALDC teammates Paige Hyland,[40] Nia Frazier,[41] and Brooke Hyland.[42]

In an interview released on June 15, 2016, Lukasiak said she was grateful to Dance Moms because it showed her how much she loves acting and that she has a passion for it.[43] In 2015, Lukasiak was diagnosed with silent sinus syndrome, and had surgery to correct the condition.[44] In 2015, Chloe dated former Best Friends Whenever star Ricky Garcia.[45] They broke up in 2016 due to their busy schedules.[46] In 2018, Chloe teamed up with Girls' Life to launch Chloe's Book Club.[47] When she's not at dance, Chloe enjoys yoga and boxing.[48] Chloe has also expressed interest in taking singing lessons, and took her first one back in 2016.[49]

Writing career[edit]

During her second year of high school Chloe took a creative writing class. After that she began writing short stories and poems and decided to pursue a career in writing.[50] She then signed with Bloomsbury Publishing in 2017 and the next year released her debut book Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking On The World.[51] In an interview in January 2018, Chloe said that writing is a way to be vulnerable to her audience and finds comfort when she writes.[52]

Fashion career[edit]

In 2017 Lukasiak released a fashion line in collaboration with Dazzine.[53] That same year she released a shoe line[54] and a Christmas fashion line through JustFab.[55]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Ref.
2011–2014, 2017 Dance Moms Herself Starring Role, Seasons 1 – 4. Guest Role, Season 7 Finale – Season 7B [56]
2011 Good Day LA Herself, Guest (performed in a group dance to "This is My Beauty") Episode dated September 2011
The Today Show Herself, Guest Episode dated September 12, 2011
2012 Anderson Live Herself, Guest (performed in group dance to "Private Eyes")
Katie Herself, Guest Season 1, Episode 18
Nightline Herself, Guest
The View Herself, Guest (performed in group dance to "Sentimental") Episode dated February 21, 2012 [57]
2013 The View Herself, Guest (performed in group dance to "The Last Text") Episode dated February 20, 2013 [58]
2015 The Doctors Herself, Guest Episode dated October 13, 2015 [59]
2016 Center Stage: On Pointe Gwendolyn "Gwen" Murphy Television film [60]
Superstore Herself Promotional video featuring social media influencers for season 2 premiere [61]

Film[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Ref.
2017 A Cowgirl's Story Savanah Stocker Direct-to-DVD [62]
Loophole Alexandra "Lexi" Smith Post production [63]
Beautiful Scars Ashley Short Film
2018 F.R.E.D.I Mallory Post production
Sunday Mornings TBA Short Film [64]
The Message Devin Dupree [65]

Web series[edit]

Year Series Role Ref.
2015 Chloe on Pointe Herself
2017 Ready, Set, Style Herself
Chloe Does It Herself
Descendants 2: Wicked Weekly Herself/Host
TBA Welcome to My World Flynn Harrington [66]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes Source
2011 "It's Like Summer" LUX Lead Role [22]
2012 "Summer Love Song" Brooke Hyland Supporting Role [21]
2015 "Fool Me Once" Jess Godwin Lead Role [23]
"Turn It Up" Solveig Romero Supporting Role [24]
"Alice" Bianca Ryan Lead Role [25]
"Wrapped Up For Christmas" Forever in Your Mind Supporting Role [67]
2016 "Tongue" AJ Lehrman Supporting Role [26]
"Piece by Piece" Ali J Lead Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome Source
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer Chloe Lukasiak Won [68]
Industry Dance Awards Dancer's Choice Awards 2015 – Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Chloe Lukasiak Won [69]
2016 Shorty Awards Shorty Awards – Best in Dance Chloe Lukasiak Nominated [70]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer Chloe Lukasiak Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer Chloe Lukasiak Nominated

Writings[edit]

  • Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking On The World (2018)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2015, Lukasiak said she had been teased "for a while" about her "lazy eye", which was the result of a medical condition, silent sinus syndrome. She had corrective surgery in September 2015.[10]

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