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GiaNina Marie Paolantonio (born June 10, 2005) is a dancer from Oakhurst, New Jersey. Her mother is Joanne Paolantonio.

GiaNina and her mother joined the team in Season 8.[3]

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Gemini.
  • Her strongest styles of dance are Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical.
  • At the age of 9, GiaNina made her Broadway debut as Amanda Thripp in Matilda the Musical. She starred in the musical from March 2015 till September 2016.[4].
  • GiaNina performed for Mariah Carey at the NBC Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting in 2014 as well as her All I Want for Christmas is You concert residency at Beacon Theater in New York and The Colosseum in Las Vegas 2017.
  • She danced for the New York Knicks City Kids Dance Team during the 2014-15 season at Madison Square Garden.
  • She has performed as a member of the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team at Barclays Center.
  • She was apart of the Big Battle Dance Crew on the Nickelodeon show Lip Sync Battle Shorties.
  • She makes regular dance videos for the company, GoNoodle, which promotes healthy exercise for over 11 million elementary school kids across the nation everyday.
  • In 2017, she made her movie debut in The Greatest Showman as a principal ballerina.[5]
  • GiaNina is an ambassador for dance wear brand Capezio.
  • She has been in commercials for the brands Reese's, Pace Salsa and Simon Premium Outlets.[6]
  • She and her mom were presenters at the 7th annual Reality Television Awards in 2020.
  • In August 2020, she joined the TikTok group called Vibe Crew along with fellow castmates, Elliana Walmsley and Lilliana Ketchman.
  • In September 2020, she was featured in JoJo Siwa's music video for the slumber party theme of her song D.R.E.A.M. along with other cast members including Kamryn Smith, Kendyl Fay, Paris Moore, and Pressley Hosbach.
  • In November 2020, she collaborated with Rebecca Zamalo along with fellow castmates, Elliana Walmsley and Savannah Kristich in a YouTube video titled Best Dance Moms Wins $10,000 Challenge!.
  • In December 2020, she released her first single titled TALK.
  • In March 2021, she released her second single titled Everything But You and Me.
  • In August 2021, she released her third single titled TIME.
  • In May 2022, she released her fourth single titled Boy Next Door.
  • So far, she has released four singles, TALK, Everything But You and Me, TIME, and Boy Next Door.
  • She hopes to become the next Jennifer Lopez when she's older.
  • Her grandmother Mimi passed away during her Broadway debut.
  • Her and Gianna Martello share the same birthday.
  • Her and Brooke Hyland share the same middle name.
  • Gia has Italian ancestry.
  • GiaNina was the first brunette member to be featured on the ALDC Elite Competion Team in Season 8 of Dance Moms. The second being Hannah Colin, the third being Savannah Kristich, and the fourth being Elliana Walmsley.
  • She is the first ALDC Elite Competition Team Member to be from New Jersey. The second being Pressley Hosbach.
  • She was in the 8th Grade when she joined the new ALDC Elite Competition Team in Season 8 of Dance Moms.
  • Her and Joanne Paolantonio were seen in Season 3 of Dance Moms waiting to audition for a spot on the ALDC Elite Competition Team.


To see GiaNina Paolantonio's placements on the pyramid, visit the GiaNina Paolantonio/Pyramid subpage.


To see tables for GiaNina Paolantonio's dances and results, visit the GiaNina Paolantonio/Dances subpage.


To view the image gallery for GiaNina Paolantonio, click here.


Season 3

Season 8


Season 8

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