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Nickname(s): Lani
Websites: Instagram
Gender: Female
Born: September 23, 2000[1]
Age: 21
Home: Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation: Dancer
Class of 2019
Affiliations: Club Dance Studio
The Irreplaceables
Abby Lee Dance Company (former guest)
The S Agency
Master Ballet Academy (former)
Height: 5' 5"
Friends and Family
Parents: Kira Girard (mother)
Matthew Hilliker (father)
David Newman (step-father)
Siblings: Jax Girard (half-brother)
Jett Newman (half-brother)
Kaliah Newman (half-sister)
Friends: Ava Cota
Brooke Hyland
Brynn Rumfallo
Chloe Lukasiak
Elliana Walmsley
JoJo Siwa
Kendall Vertes
Mackenzie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler
Nia Frazier
Peyton Evans
Saryna Garcia
Episode Run
Debut: Big Trouble in the Big Apple
Last: The Best Is Yet to Come
Quick Links
Feat. video: Solo "Free" (2016)
Search YouTube for Kalani Hilliker
Browse Kalani Solos
Dance Tables

Kalani Brooke Hilliker[2] (born September 23, 2000) is a dancer from Club Dance in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother is Kira Girard.

Kalani was first featured on the second season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, where she quickly became Abby's favorite due to her flexibility, technique and having the natural look of a dancer. After being brought back using Abby's call back card, Kalani advanced all the way to the final four where she placed 4th.

After AUDC concluded, Kalani was asked to join the Abby Lee Dance Company elite team. She made her debut on Dance Moms in Big Trouble in the Big Apple and remained on the show until Presenting My New Team, after which Kalani and her mother decided to return to Arizona, with Kira explaining that family was more important to her than fame.[3]

Despite this, Kalani and Kira were later invited back the following season, after the departure of Christi and Chloe Lukasiak. Kalani remained at the ALDC until Ashlee's Big Decision Part 1 where she and the other elite dancers decided to leave the ALDC and form The Irreplaceables.

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Libra.
  • She has been dancing since the age of 2.[4][5]
  • When she is older, she would love to be a backup dancer for Beyonce or Katy Perry.[6]
  • She is left-handed.[7]
  • Her first interview on the show was in JoJo with a Bow Bow.
  • In 2011, she was part of a dance group called "AKsquared" along with her studio mates from Club Dance and they auditioned online for the Disney Channel dance competition show of Shake It Up's "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off" and were placed as the winners.
  • In 2015, Addison Moffett and Kalani started their own YouTube channel entitled "KalaniAddy". The two would post new videos on Tuesdays, with the videos tending to focus more on humor than dance. However, in May 2016, all of the videos were suddenly removed from the channel as well as the username being changed to "AddyKaylee". On twitter[8], Kalani confirmed that she had not given Addison permission to keep the channel for herself and that they instead had initially agreed to let the channel "dissolve"[9]. It is believed that the two may no longer be friends.
  • In July of 2016, she named "Free" as being her favorite solo that's she ever done. She also stated that her favorite group dance is "Hotline" and her favorite duet is "Disconnected".[10]
  • Some of her favorite artists are Ariana Grande, Drake and Rihanna.[10]
  • If she wasn't dancing, she would probably be a soccer player because when she was younger, she was on a club soccer team.[10]
  • She's obsessed with Grey's Anatomy and her favorite characters from the show are Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd and Cristina Yang.[10]
  • If she could have any animal as a pet, she would choose a finger monkey or a tiny fluffy dog.[10]
  • Kalani's favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.[10]
  • In 2016 she named jazz funk, hip hop and lyrical as being her favorite styles of dance.[11]
  • Her favorite fruits are grapefruits and frozen grapes.[11]
  • Kalani got her very first car on her 16th birthday as a present from her mom and stepdad. She received a white range rover.
  • Kalani is the fifth brunette OG dancer to be featured on the ALDC Elite Competition. The first being Maddie Ziegler, the second being Mackenzie Ziegler, the third being Brooke Hyland, and the fourth being Kendall Vertes.
  • Kalani is the first ALDC Elite Competition Team Member from Phoenix, Arizona. The second being Sarah Reasons, the third being Brynn Rumfallo, and the fourth being Kamryn Smith. Unlike Kamryn, Kalani, Sarah, and Brynn attended Club Dance instead of Soul Shock Dance.
  • Kalani was in the 7th Grade when she joined the ALDC Elite Competition Team in Season 4 of Dance Moms.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

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

Other Credits

To see Kalani Hilliker's other credits, visit the Kalani Hilliker/Credits subpage.


To see Kalani Hilliker's placements on the pyramid, visit the Kalani Hilliker/Pyramid subpage.


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


To view the gallery for Kalani Hilliker, click here.

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