Kalani Hilliker

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Kalani Hilliker
Born Kalani Brooke Hilliker
(2000-09-23) September 23, 2000 (age 17)
Phoenix, Arizona
Years active 2011–Present

Kalani Brooke Hilliker (born September 23, 2000) is an American dancer, actress, and model. She rose to fame in 2013 as a contestant on the Lifetime reality series Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and subsequently appeared on Dance Moms, becoming a regular cast member in its fourth season.


Kalani Hilliker is an American dancer, actress and model. She gained prominence from starring on Lifetime's Dance Moms along with her mother Kira Girard. In 2011, Hilliker was part of the dance group "AKsquared," Disney's first Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off - Shake It Up Edition winners. She and the group appeared on Disney's Shake It Up for winning the contest. In early 2013, Hilliker had a small role in one episode of the short-lived ABC Family television series Bunheads. She starred on Lifetime's Dance Moms with Maddie Ziegler, JoJo Siwa, Mackenzie Ziegler, Brynn Rumfallo, Nia Frazier, and Chloe Lukasiak.


Year Series Role Notes
2011 Shake It Up Herself (member of AKsquared) Guest,
Episode: "Camp It Up"
2013 Bunheads Ballet Dancer Uncredited
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Herself (contestant) Season 2, 12 episodes,
Placed 4th
2014 America's Got Talent Herself (contestant, member of contortion group "Complexity") Cameo,
1 episode
2014–2017 Dance Moms Herself Main, Seasons 4 - 7
2017 Breaking Brooklyn Contemporary Dancer Post-production
Swiped Ashlee Post-production

Music videos[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Song Artist Role
2014 "It's A Girl Party" Mack Z/ Mackenzie Ziegler Supporting
2015 "Turn Up The Track" MattyB Supporting
2015 "Wear 'Em Out" Kendall K Vertes Supporting
2016 "Ease On Down The Boulevard" Todrick Hall Supporting
2016 "Dance Moms: Me Too" Meghan Trainor Main Cast, along with Brynn Rumfallo, JoJo Siwa, Kendall Vertes and Nia Sioux
2016 "Winner" Nia Sioux Cameo
2016 "My Name" Mackenzie Sol Lead
2017 "Where Would I Be Without You" Kendall K Vertes Supporting
2016 Dance moms:The Girl's Guide To Life Herself

TV and Online Mini-Series

Year Award Category Result
2011 The Dance Awards.com/ The Dance Awards Mini Female Best Dancer 2nd runner-up[1]
2013 The Dance Awards Junior Female Best Dancer Won[2]
2015 Dancers Choice Awards (Industry Dance Awards) Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Nominated[3]
The Dance Awards Teen Female Best Dancer 2nd runner-up[4]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer Nominated[5]
The Dance Awards Teen Female Best Dancer 2nd runner-up[6]


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