Kalani Hilliker is a 17-year-old female dancer who has earned a lot of fame at a very young age. She has tasted success by appearing on the ‘Dance Moms’ show with Abby Lee Miller. Her biography reveals her hard work, talent, and determination. It could serve as a source of inspiration for people who know dancing but do not how to enter and break into this industry. Let us learn more about this brown-eyed beauty.
Kalani Hilliker’s birth, age, childhood, and education
Kalani Hilliker is from Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on 23 September 2000. Her father is Matthew Hilliker. Her mother is Kira Girard. She has a brother named Jax Hilliker and a half-brother called Jett Newman. Kalani Hilliker’s mother had enrolled her at the dance academy because she thought that it would be fun to dress up her daughter in long skirts and tutus.
Besides, Kalani Hilliker was so young that she could easily be molded into this profession. She was also a good soccer player. Her nickname is lani and she has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
She had taken to dancing when she was just two years old. Her first performance was enough to prove to the world that she is there on the stage to stay. In order to pay for the lessons, her mother and she used to clean up the dance studio after the dance classes. To gain more training she joined the Club Dance in Arizona when she was five years old. At the age of ten, she joined Master Ballet Academy and became an expert ballet dancer. She competed at various national competitions and shows and won numerous awards for her perfection and great dancing talent. She won several regional and national titles at Dance Awards, Nuvo, Jump, Showbiz, and Hall Of Fame. She and her group AKsquared took part in a competition on Disney Channel and won a prize.
Kalani Hilliker’s rise to stardom
Kalani Hilliker gained recognition when she took part in the season 2 of ‘Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’. She was Abby Lee Miller and the audience favorite. She gave a hip-hop dance which was said to be weak and she was eliminated from the show. She was then brought back with the wild card entry. She made it up to the finals but could not win the season.
Abby Lee Miller was thoroughly impressed by Kalani’s dance moves and invited her mother and her to the Abby Lee Dance Academy’s ‘Dance Moms’ season 4. They continued till the middle of the show and then returned back to Arizona. Kira justified her decision by stating that her family was more important than fame. However, Kalani used to make intermittent appearances on the show. Kalani also featured on America’s Got Talent and The View.
Kalani also did some acting in Bunheads, Breaking Brooklyn and Swiped. She has also been part of some music videos. She is also the face of several clothing big names.
Kalani is also a great social media star. She has more than 4.4 million followers on her Instagram.
Kalani Hilliker’s relationships
Kalani Hilliker is not married and has no husband. She is staying with her mother in Phoenix, Arizona. It was said that she was dating American internet personality, Hayes Grier. However, the distance took its toll on the relationship and they broke. Kalani was busy with her dance and Hayes had a lot of touring to do. They were possibly from the same high school. After that, Kalani has not been seen with any new boyfriend. It is believed that she is single; though a secret relationship cannot be ruled out!