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g   Holly Hatcher-Frazier
Gender: Female
Born: May 11, 1970 [1]
Age: 51
Height: 5' 11" (estimated)
Occupation: Television personality
Motivational Speaker
Education Expert
Principal (former)
Friends and Family
Spouse: Evan Frazier, Sr. (husband)
Children: Evan Frazier, Jr. (son)
Nia Frazier (daughter)
William Frazier (son)
Siblings: Heather (younger sister)
Friends: Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni
Christi Lukasiak
Kelly Hyland
Gianna Martello
Jill Vertes
Leslie Ackerman
Shelly Serigne
Kristie Ray
Kira Girard
Jessalynn Siwa
Ashlee Allen
Sari Lopez
Kerri Evans
Stacey Ketchman
Camille Bridges
Fernanda Fletcher
Jaime Caes
Laurieann Gibson
Cheryl Burke
Feuds: Abby Lee Miller
Cathy Nesbitt-Stein
Lynn Fay
Yolanda Walmsley
Julie Martin
Pets: Henry Rhinestone (dog)
Ms. Sasha Fierce (dog)
Olive (dog, deceased)
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
Last: The Best Is Yet to Come

 Holly Hatcher-Frazier (born May 11, 1970) is the mother of Nia Frazier. She also has two sons, Evan and William Frazier. Her husband is Evan Frazier, Sr.

Holly frequently argues with Abby about the lack of attention she gives Nia in the studio and the uninspiring choreography Nia is often assigned, which Holly feels isn't at a "competitive standard," as well as her displeasure with Abby's tendency to typecast Nia in various ethnic roles, particularly in the first two seasons. However, Holly has gained a reputation for keeping a calm attitude in most situations, completely refraining from the use of profanity, and willingly serving as the mediator in many conflicts, earning her the title of "The Rational One" among the dance moms.

Early in the history of the show, Holly finished her Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.[2][3] At times on the show, she is named "Dr. Holly," using her academic title.

Holly and Nia were original members who remained on the elite team from the very beginning of the series until season seven, when they left the ALDC with the other elite members (except for Brynn) to form The Irreplaceables in Ashlee's Big Decision Part 1.

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Taurus.
  • She celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with Evan Sr. on August 12th, 2015.[4]
  • Her birthday is a year and five days before Kelly's.[5]
  • When Holly was a college student, she was part of a dance group that danced with African music and learned African dances.
  • Holly finished earning a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania during the filming of the show. [6]
  • She went to Carnegie Mellon for her master's degree.[7]
  • Holly injured her foot in April 2013.
  • She took a leave of absence from work in favor of watching her daughter dance and to take a rest from getting her doctorate.[8][9]
  • She is originally from the Bronx in New York.[10]
  • She took dance lessons from Vicki Sheer in New York City.[11] Sheer is also known for running Dance Educators of America, as well as being the head of Sheer Talent.
  • When she was Nia's age, she was very quiet, shy, awkward, and books were her best friend.[11][11]
  • Explaining their reasons for intending to return to the ALDC after Season 5, Nia said that she had ties to since attending at age three, with Holly adding that Abby might not care about her so much, but Abby did care about Nia.[12][13]
  • She is a bookworm and loved school.[11]
  • She attended a specialized high school for humanities in New York City and took up Latin and Spanish classes.[11]
  • She finished her first year of college during her last year of high school.[11]
  • She would like for Nia to attend college after high school.[11]
  • Praying, exercising, talking to her mom or sister, reading, and hanging out with the other dance moms are her top five ways to blow off steam.[11]
  • Some of her favorite family dishes are baked ziti, sweet potato pie, and macaroni and cheese.[11]
  • Holly is the only original cast mom to be featured on the first seven seasons of the show.
  • She was the only original mom that did not use profanity on the show.
  • After Season 7B of "Dance Moms" ended Holly pulled Nia out of ALDC and enrolled her at Dance Mechanics. Nia attended Dance Mechanics until she graduated from high school.
  • In 2020, Holly alongside Jill Vertes, Kelly Hyland , and Melissa Ziegler launched a podcast entitled Because Mom Said So.

Other Credits

To see Holly Hatcher-Frazier's other credits, visit the Holly Hatcher-Frazier/Credits subpage.


To view the gallery for Holly Frazier, click here.

External Links

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  7. The Competition Begins
  8. Melissa Pleads the Fifth
  10. ending scene of JoJo with a Bow Bow
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8
    Nia: I definitely will be dancing with the ALDC next season.
    Christy Olson: Is that a "I already signed the contract"?
    Holly: No, it's not so much that we signed a contract...
    Nia: I danced there since I was three.
    Holly: Right. We've been here a long time... I really do think she likes Nia quite a bit. I don't know if she cares for me so much, but she does care for Nia. So.
  13. "For the rumor spreaders.... @dancemomholly and I are not leaving #DanceMoms ❤️ have a nice day
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