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Melanie and Haley 2015-03-18
Melanie with daughter Haley
Gender: Female
Born: October 15th [1]
Home: Madison, Connecticut
Occupation: Dance instructor[2]
Affiliations: CADC (guest)
Jennifer Napolitano's School of Performing Arts (former)
Friends and Family
Parents: Ronald
Children: Haley Huelsman
Zack Huelsman
Friends: Cathy Nesbitt-Stein
Jennifer Roth
Liza Smith
Renee Wilkinson
Laura Rice
Loree Cloud
Feuds: Abby Lee Miller
Jeanette Cota
Episode Run
Debut: JoJo with a Bow Bow
Last: Same Old Frenemies Part 2

  Melanie Huelsman is the mother of Haley Huelsman. They were members of Candy Apple's Dance Center in the fifth season of Dance Moms.

Prior to being on Dance Moms, Melanie had accompanied her daughter as a second season contestant on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition[]

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


On Dance Moms[]

  • She was seen in the audience in JoJo with a Bow Bow.
  • In Abby's Trash, Cathy's Treasure, Melanie says that she and her daughter are out for revenge against Abby. Speaking in the audience at the competition, she criticizes Maddie's "Elastic Heart" video as inappropriate, and gets in a shouting match with Abby.
  • In Mackenzie's Time to Shine, she reads to Abby an old social media message by Kira (video), which boasts that Kalani's talent is above and beyond Abby's own dancers, thus creating disharmony among the ALDC. She later comforts Chloe', when Abby tells Liza to get her daughter's ears fixed.

Other information[]

  • Melanie started Haley dancing when her daughter was nineteen months old.[3]
  • Despite the fighting with Abby, Melanie says she is still grateful for the opportunities Abby has given to her daughter.[4]


 My daughter is obviously better than your daughter, and your daughter, and your daughter, and your daughter. 
 Melanie on "AUDC" (to Shari, Cindy, Tina and Angela, S2-E03)
 Just remember! You need to pick the top three strongest dancers... Use your brain. 
 Melanie's advice to Tina for selecting candidates for elimination, "AUDC," S2-E05


To view the image gallery for Melanie Huelsman, click here.

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