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Joelle Joanie[5] "JoJo" Siwa[6] (born May 19, 2003) is a dancer from Omaha, Nebraska. Her mother is Jessalynn Siwa.

JoJo was first introduced on the second season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. Both JoJo and her mother were disliked by many of the contestants, as well as Abby, due to their "loud" personalities. She was eliminated in Divas in the House, meaning she had just missed out on being one of the final four.

JoJo made her first appearance on Dance Moms during the fourth season in Abby Strikes Back, where she attended the Orlando audition.

The following season, JoJo and her mother were asked to join the Abby Lee Dance Company elite team in JoJo with a Bow Bow to replace Chloe.

JoJo and her mother remained as permanent members on the team until the second half of Season 6, where the pair finally departed from the show after JoJo signed a consumer deal with Nickelodeon.[7] They later temporarily returned to Dance Moms in Season 8 Episode 9, thus marking their final appearance on the show.

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Taurus.
  • In 2017, JoJo revealed that although she no longer dances, she does take classes here and there.
  • Most of JoJo's bows are handmade by Jessalynn.[8] She stated in February of 2016 that she owns over 600 bows.[9]
  • JoJo's older brother's birthday is the day after hers. There is a three year age difference between the two.
  • She has her own collections with Tilt Dancewear, Claire's., Walmart, and Target.
  • She got slimed at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards.
  • Her favorite style of dance is jazz.[10]
  • In March 2016, she stated that her favorite solo she had ever done on the show was I'll Show You the Dark Side.[10]
  • In 2016, she guest starred on the Nickelodeon show, "The Thundermans".
  • In 2016, she guest starred on the Disney Channel show, "Bizaardvark".
  • In 2017, she co-hosted the Nickelodeon show, "Lip Sync Battle Shorties", the spin-of of "Lip Sync Battle" along with Nick Cannon.
  • Before joining Dance Moms, she had been watching it since the first season.[11]
  • JoJo's favorite Starbucks drinks are a passion tea lemonade with two pumps of raspberry, a very berry hibiscus refresher, and a French vanilla latte.[12]
  • JoJo knows how to speak Korean. She and Jess also hosted a foreign exchange student from Korea.
  • JoJo's natural hair color is actually brown.[13] Jessalyn admitted during an episode of AUDC that she has been bleaching JoJo's hair since she was young.
  • While on AUDC, fellow contestants nicknamed JoJo and her mother as the "Jessalynn and JoJo circus". This was a play on a Disney series aimed at preschool children.
  • Abby openly admitted that it was more of the producers' idea to bring JoJo in rather than her own.
  • Her favorite thing about being on Dance Moms is that she got to travel and work with new people.
  • JoJo performed her first solo at the age of two.[14][15]
  • She formerly competed with three different studios. She competed with SYNERGY tech Jazz in 2008[16], CPD Intermix Dance Co in 2011[17], and in early 2013[18], JoJo competed for True Dance & Co., which is the studio owned by fellow AUDC season two cast member Shari.
  • JoJo has a speech impediment which was more prominent in her younger years. It's still heard sometimes, but not often.
  • She has many hit singles, including Boomerang, which as of September 2020, has over 900 million views on YouTube.
  • She toured across the US, UK, and Australia in 2019.
  • She was on The Masked Singer in 2020 as the T-Rex.
  • JoJo was in the 6th Grade when she joined the ALDC Junior Elite Competition Team in Season 5 of Dance Moms.
  • In 2020, JoJo guarded Abby Lee Miller after former Dance Moms star Brooke Hyland posted a TikTok showing that she had a recent buddy recommendation when Facebook recommended Abby.
  • She believes that it is sad that none of the girls talk to Abby.
  • She has been made fun of for her hairline.
  • Her and Will Simmons share the same birthday.
  • JoJo is the third blonde OG dancer to be featured on the ALDC Elite Competition Team. The first being Chloe Lukasiak, the second being Paige Hyland, the fourth being Brynn Rumfallo, and the fifth being Maesi Caes.
  • In 2020, JoJo and Mackenzie both defended Gianna after former Dance Mom Christi Lukasiak said in a live zoom call that Gianna wasn't nice and that Gia was like Abby. Christi later stated that she's never done an episode with JoJo and that JoJo's experience might have been great, but Christi wished hers was a little similar.
  • In 2021, JoJo came out as a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • JoJo made history as part of the first same-sex couple on the 30th season of Dancing with the Stars when she was paired with pro dancer Jenna Johnson. She finished as the season's runner-up.
  • In April 2022, she decided to give up her signature side ponytail with the bow and got a pixie cut shaved sided hairstyle on Instagram.
  • She is currently appearing as a judge on Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance which premiered on May 18, 2022.
  • Together with her mom Jessalyn, she created a 7-member girl group called XOMG Pop, which made the live shows on the 17th season of America's Got Talent.

Other Credits

To see JoJo Siwa's other credits, visit the JoJo Siwa/Credits subpage.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

For more detailed information on JoJo's time on AUDC, please follow JoJo's stay on AUDC, please follow this link.


To see JoJo Siwa's placements on the pyramid, visit the JoJo Siwa/Pyramid subpage.


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


To view the gallery for JoJo Siwa, click here.

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