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Kalani Brooke Hilliker
Kalani Brooklyn Hilliker
September 23, 2000
Kalani Brooke Hilliker (born September 23, 2000) is an American dancer, actress, model and fashion designer . 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 until it was cancelled in 2017.
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 also competed on the Lifetime reality series Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition in 2013, ultimately finishing fourth. In 2014, she appeared on Dance Moms during its fourth season, becoming a regular cast member in its fifth season in 2015 until it was cancelled in 2017.
In 2011, Hilliker competed for the Mini Female Best Dancer title at the inaugural prestigious annual national dance competition The Dance Awards, held in New York. She finished as second runner-up to the title out of 100 dancers in the category. In 2013, Hilliker won the title of Junior Female Best Dancer at The Dance Awards representing Club Dance Studio, held in New York. She received the opportunity under the title to tour regional locations throughout late 2013 and early 2014 with the prestigious Break The Floor Productions and their affiliate dance conventions Nuvo, JUMP and 24seven, serving as a demonstrator. In 2015 and 2016, Hilliker competed for the Teen Female Best Dancer title, finishing second runner-up on both occasions, both years the category surpassing 100+ competitors.
In 2017 and 2018, Hilliker served as a finals judge for the Miss Teen USA competition. The 2017 edition was held in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.
|2011||Shake It Up||Herself (member of AKsquared)||Guest, |
Episode: "Camp It Up"
|Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition||Herself (contestant)||Season 2, 12 episodes, |
|2014||America's Got Talent||Herself (contestant, member of contortion group "Complexity")||Cameo, |
|2014–2017||Dance Moms||Herself||Main, Seasons 4 - 7|
|2018–Present||Dirt (Brat Show)||Sabrina||Main Role|
|2017||Breaking Brooklyn||Contemporary Dancer||Post-production|
|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||"My Name"||Mackenzie Sol||Lead|
|2017||"Where Would I Be Without You"||Kendall K Vertes||Supporting|
Awards and nominations
|2011||The Dance Awards||Mini Female Best Dancer||2nd Runner-up|
|2013||The Dance Awards||Junior Female Best Dancer||1st Place|
|2015||Industry Dance Awards||Favorite Dancer 17 & Under||Nominated|
|2016||The Dance Awards||Teen Female Best Dancer||2nd Runner-Up|
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Dancer||Nominated|
|2017||The Dance Awards||Teen Female Best Dancer||2nd Runner-Up|
|2017||Industry Dance Awards||Favorite Dancer 17 & Under||Nominated|