Kalani Brooke Hilliker

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona

KalaniHilliker is currently one of the most gifted dancers on the planet. To say she’s a fantastic dancer is an understatement; she’s just incredible! She became well-known after appearing in the second season of ‘Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.’ She also performed in one episode of the hit show ‘Shake It Up,’ after which she realized how much she enjoyed dancing and chose to pursue a professional dance career. Her parents, particularly her mother, encouraged her desire and ambition and assisted her in finding her footing in the competitive world of dance. In addition, her mother co-stars in ‘Dance Moms’ with her. She’s also built a name for herself on social media, becoming a social influencer for tweens and teens with a global following. She presently has 3.5 million Instagram followers, 293K Twitter followers, and over 100K Facebook likes, making her one of the most popular teenage celebrities on social media!

The Ascension to Stardom

KalaniHilliker has been dancing since she was two years old. It was evident from her very first performance, a recital, that she was destined to be a performer. She continued her dance instruction at Club Dance in Arizona when she was five years old, and then at the Master Ballet Academy when she was 10 years old. She participated extensively in the US dance circuit, winning multiple solo regional and national titles at competitions such as Dance Awards, Nuvo, Jump, Showbiz, and Hall Of Fame, to name a few.

Her first professional break occurred in 2011, when she entered Disney Channel’s ‘Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dancing Off’ contest with several of her dance buddies, competing for a featured part on the hit television show ‘Shake It Up.’ Her band, AKsquared, took first place in the competition and was featured in the episode “Camp It Up.” Hilliker won Abby Lee Miller’s and the audience’s hearts when she competed in the second season of ‘Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’ in 2013. She was, however, removed from the program during Vegas Week due to a poor Hip-Hop performance, but Miller called her back using her call-back card. She made it to the final four, but was ousted during the finals week’s group challenge. Hilliker’s journey, however, was far from over.

In the ‘Dance Moms’ season 4 episode ‘Big Trouble In The Big Apple,’ Abby Lee Miller invited Kalani Hilliker and her mother, Kira Girard, to join the Abby Lee Dance Company after being blown away by her dancing abilities. Kira and her mother opted to return to Arizona after the season’s midseason finale episode ‘Presenting My New Team,’ with Kira noting that family was more important to them than fame. Despite leaving the show, Kalani returned for the fifth season as a member of the ‘Junior Elite Competition Team.’

She has also appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘The View’ in addition to these two reality shows. Hilliker has also appeared in the TV programs ‘Bunheads,’ ‘Breaking Brooklyn,’ and ‘Swiped.’ Mackenzie Ziegler’s “It’s A Girl Party,” MattyB’s “Turn Up The Track,” Kendall K Vertes’ “Wear ‘Em Out,” and Mackenzie Sol’s “My Name” are among her music videos.

What is it about Kalani Hilliker that makes her so unique?

Kalani Hilliker is undeniably gifted, but her versatility, technique, and natural dancer appearance contribute even more to her popularity. It’s nearly impossible to look away from her when she’s dancing. She was and still is regarded as one of the strongest contestants in both ‘Abby Miller’s Ultimate Dancing Competition’ and ‘Dance Moms.’ Her dedication to dance and love for it is admirable, and she deserves to be praised for it.

KalaniHilliker stands her own in the ruthless world of dance, where there are millions of dancers, and she is a huge source of inspiration for many young girls and aspiring dancers. She received the Junior Female Best Dancer award at the 2013 Dance Awards and was adjudged the 2nd runner up for Teen Female Best Dancer award at the 2015 and 2016 Dance Awards due to her incredible commitment and talent. She was also nominated for the 2015 Dancers Choice Awards’ Favourite Dancer 17 & Under category, as well as the 2016 Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Dancer award.

Kalani Hilliker (@kalanihilliker) released this video on November 25, 2016 at 2:48 p.m. PST.

Behind the Scenes

Hilliker wants to be a backup dancer for Beyonce or Katy Perry when she grows up. Apart from them, Ariana Grande, Drake, and Rihanna are among her favorite artists. Her favorite dancing styles in 2016 were Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. Her favorite solo is ‘Free,’ her favorite group dance is ‘Hotline,’ and her favorite duet is ‘Disconnected,’ according to her dance numbers.

Apart from dance, she is enamored with the television show ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ with Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd, and Cristina Yang as her favorite characters. She would have a finger monkey or a tiny fluffy dog as a pet if she ever had one. With the Purple Pixies firm, she also has her own dance clothing collection. She has also been recognized as a Capezio athlete, and she has her own Mod Angel clothing line.

Kalani Hilliker (@kalanihilliker) released this video on November 24, 2016 at 5:10 p.m. PST.

Estimated Net Worth

Ніllіkеr hаѕ а tоtаl еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $3 mіllіоn. She has made her money from various television appearances, as well as modeling and dancing in various competitions.


KalaniHilliker would have been a soccer player if she wasn’t a dancer because she used to play in a club soccer team when she was younger.