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Gianna 2016 Headshot
Nickname(s): Gia
Websites: Instagram
Gender: Female
Born: June 10, 1989
Age: 31
Home: Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
Occupation: Choreographer
Affiliations: ALDC
Height: 5' 1" [1]
Friends and Family
Parents: Kim Martello (mother)
Paul Martello (father)
Siblings: Alyssa (sister)[2]
Friends: James Washington
Jennine Wedge
Abby Lee Miller
Alexa Moffett
Molly Long
Maddie Ziegler
Mackenzie Ziegler
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Addison Moffett
Kalani Hilliker
JoJo Siwa
Brynn Rumfallo
Nick Dobbs
Payton Ackerman
Asia Monet Ray
Nina Linhart
Auriel Welty
Brady Farrar
Lilliana Ketchman
Elliana Walmsley
Pressley Hosbach
Hannah Colin
Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni
Jessalynn Siwa
Holly Hatcher-Frazier
Chloe Lukasiak
Sarah Georgiana
Kamryn Smith
Paris Moore
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
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Gianna "Gia" Martello is a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company.

Other Information

  • She started dancing at the age of four.
  • Most people who knew her called her "Gia," with Abby being an exception.
  • She has no middle name.[3]
  • She says the most nerve-wracking episodes are when Abby is absent, and she has to worry if they will win, or if Abby's going to end up hating her.[4]
  • She and Alyssa Guerrieri celebrate their half-birthdays.[5]
  • Gianna is in the habit of tweeting "11:11" at identical times of the day. [6]
  • Gianna was Abby's student by the age of four or five.[7]
  • She says the drama is real at the studio, and the drama was worse there when she was a dancer with "really crazy moms."[8]
  • Gianna especially enjoys working with Maddie and Brooke, commenting that Brooke is very innovative[9] and that its been stated many times throughout the series that she has a special working relationship with Maddie.
  • Chloe credits Gianna with choreographing most of the dances for the show, although sometimes Abby takes firm command with certain routines, such as "The Last Text."
  • Gianna also escorted Maddie to California to film the music video for Alexx Calise's "Cry," when Melissa couldn't come.[10]
  • Her favorite solo she herself performed was "Look at Me" at age 15, one of Abby's first lyrical/contemporary pieces. Her favorite group dance she performed was "P.S. Take Care of My Baby,"[11] which received a perfect score at most of the competitions it was competed at.
  • Everyone in her family danced (e.g., her mom, grandma, aunt, cousin.)[12]
  • She loves Los Angeles more than New York, and feels like L.A. is her second home.[13]
  • Her favorite places in L.A. are any of the stores.[14]
  • Gianna's mother manages Abby's retail stores.[15]
  • She wished Maddie a happy eleventh birthday while calling her "the most hard working, talented and loving girl I know!"
  • Gianna called "Black and Blue" the "favorite group dance [she had] choreographed".
  • She had food poisoning during the pyramid filming of Bullets and Ballet.[16]
  • Gianna is a Steelers fan.[17]
  • Her second favorite show is Keeping Up with the Kardashians.[18]
  • Many months after going to the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Gianna still had no idea who won in their category, but was pretty sure she would have heard if it was Dance Moms.
  • Her "celebrity crush" is Ed Westwick, formerly of Gossip Girl.[19][20]

Other Credits

To see Gianna Martello's other credits, visit the Gianna Martello/Credits subpage.


To view the gallery for Gianna Martello, click here.

External Links


  2. "#sistersister" 5 Apr 2015 "... only family in the world to celebrate..." 17 Dec 2014 "#sisters" 10 Jun 2014 "Ughh @giaabella won't be at family dinner tonight."
  4. May 2015, at opening of ALDC LA
  13. May 2015, at opening of ALDC LA
  14. May 2015, at opening of ALDC LA
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