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Tessa Renée Wilkinson was a guest dancer for Candy Apple's Dance Center in the fifth season of Dance Moms as well as a guest at JC's Broadway Dance Academy for the fifth and sixth seasons.

Prior to appearing on Dance Moms, Tessa was a contestant on the first season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition[]

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

On Dance Moms[]

Other Information[]

  • Her loves are dancing, fashion and beauty.[4]
  • Tessa's specialty is contemporary.[5]
  • At the end of Season 5, Tessa and Chloe' both said that they had been (and still were) close to Abby, and that Cathy didn't know who they were until the day before they started filming together.[6]
  • Tessa began dancing when she was three years old,[7] competitively at age six.[8]
  • Tessa's mom says she herself has been bullied by other moms on the show, with the group of women all struggling to run things.[9]
  • Tessa is currently home-schooled.[10]
  • Like Ashtin Roth and Chloe Smith, Tessa and her mom attended the grand opening of ALDC L.A. near the end of filming for Season 5, at the invitation of Abby.
  • Tessa was third in Teen High Score Soloists at NYCDA 2015 Nationals ("Cartographics.")[11]
  • Tessa shares her middle name with her mom's first name - Renée.


 People's feelings definitely do get hurt on the show. As the dancers, our job is to focus and be able to block it out… You just have to know it's all for the drama. 
 Tessa, in KPHO CBS-5 profile


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


To view the image gallery for Tessa Wilkinson, click here.

External Links[]


  1. OnTheSpotInterviews June 2015
  3. "Hanging with my 4 brothers, being with friends and family!"
  6. OnTheSpotInterviews June 2015
  10. "I am currently home-schooled because of how busy I always am... in 5th grade my parents decided that I should be home-schooled then I transferred to school of the arts but I had to go back to homeschooling after a couple of years because..."
  12. Bio of Instagram @tessareneewilkinson on 2nd April 2015: "Tessa Renée Wilkinson ppac DM5"
  18. on 2 April 2015: "Other accounts: reneeswilkinson(Twitter) tessareneewilkinson(Instagram)"

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