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g   Kira Girard
Gender: Female
Born: August 4, 1981[1]
Age: 40
Home: Gilbert, Arizona[2]
Affiliations: Adage Dance Studios (owner)[3]
Club Dance Studio
ALDC (former guest)
Friends and Family
Spouse: David Newman (fiancé)
Matthew Hilliker (ex-husband)
Jason Girard (ex-husband)
Children: Kalani Hilliker (daughter)
Jax Girard (son)
Jett Newman (son)
Kaliah Newman (daughter)
Friends: Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni
Jill Vertes
Holly Frazier
Jessalynn Siwa
John Corella
Ashlee Allen
Fernanda Fletcher
Camille Bridges
Jaime Caes
Christi Lukasiak
Jackie Lucia
Cheryl Burke
Kelly Hyland
Stacey Ketchman
Tracey Reasons
Kristie Ray
Feuds: Leslie Ackerman
Tracey Reasons
Jeanette Cota
Abby Lee Miller
Tiffanie Oladi
Stacey Ketchman
Ashlee Allen
Yolanda Walmsley
Julie Martin
Camille Bridges
Grandpa (deceased)[4]
Episode Run
Debut: Big Trouble in the Big Apple
Last: The Best Is Yet to Come

 Kira Girard (née Salazar)[5] is the mother of Kalani Hilliker. She has appeared on Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

In Dance Moms

Early in her time on the fourth season, Kira desperately wanted Kalani to go up against Maddie, but Abby showed no fondness for the idea.

Kira and her daughter left the show following the midseason finale of Season 4. Kira emphasized on Twitter that she had a little boy and man at home, and chose family over fame.[6] Kira also spoke to the International Business Times, which reported that she pulled Kalani from the show in response "to a request to sign a seven-year contract in order to stay on Season 4."

In Season 5, Kira and her daughter return with little to no explaination as to the reason behind leaving, a simple "we had some issues and they have been taken care of."

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Leo.
  • Her favorite styles of dance to watch are contemporary and lyrical.
  • Kira decided to enroll Kalani into dance classes since it was fun and cute to dress her up, never realizing how much her daughter would grow into the dancer she is today.
  • Her hobbies and interests besides dance are hiking, doing things outdoors, spending time with the kids, and going to the beach.
  • According to Abby (with some backing by Kalani), Kira doesn't really like being on television or talking on the show, and would prefer to be elsewhere; but is there because she supports Kalani's reasons for wishing to do Dance Moms.[7]
  • In both Wild Wild West Coast, Part 2 and Debbie Allen to the Rescue it was mentioned that Kira has a criminal record for credit card fraud.[8] In May 2016, court documents were leaked- providing further information on Kira's criminal record. It was revealed that Kira had been involved in the crime of fraudulently- scamming people into buying Plasma HDTV’s through eBay.[9] She was faced with two years probation and $5,975 in fines. Her probation was later extended in 2009 after she completed 0 out of 400 hours of community restitution.[10]
  • All of Kira's children have different fathers: Matthew Hilliker is Kalani's dad, Jason Girard[11] is Jax's dad and David Newman is the father of Jett and Kaliah.
  • Kira's maiden name is Kira Salazar.

Other Credits

To see Kira Girard's other credits, visit the Kira Girard/Credits subpage.


To view the gallery for Kira Girard, click here.

External Links


  1. 33 on Aug 4, 2014
  2. Kira Instagram 2013-08-31
  5. "Girard, then known as Kira Salazar"
  9. "Kira Salazar has been involved in the crime of fraudulently obtaining monies from victims who have entered into an agreement with her to buy Plasma HDTV’s that she posted for sell through," the court papers read. "Kira Salazar has the buyers send their money to her, via personal check or electronic wire transfer; and then fails to deliver their merchandise or refund their money."
  10. "Girard pled guilty and accepted a deal of two years probation and $5,975 in fines. Her probation was extended in 2009 when she completed 0 out of 400 hours of community restitution."
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