|Kalani Hilliker Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||September 23, 2000|
Kalani Hilliker is an American dancer, actress, model, fashion designer, television personality, producer, YouTuber, and content creator who is known for appearing as a contestant on the reality series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition as well as for her part in Dance Moms. In addition to that, she has also been a part of projects such as Breaking Brooklyn, Dirt, Bunheads, Swiped, and Kiss, Date, Eliminate.
Kalani Brooke Hilliker
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Dancer, TV Personality, Model, Actress, Fashion Designer, Producer, YouTuber, Content Creator
- Father – Matthew Hilliker
- Mother – Kira Girard (née Salazar) (TV Personality, Dancer)
- Siblings – Jett Newman (Younger Half-Brother), Jax Hilliker (Younger Brother)
- Others– David Newman (Stepfather), Mark E. Hilliker (Paternal Grandfather), Joseph E. Salazar (Maternal Grandfather), Kathy (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
She revealed her height in a Snapchat video. Her height was measured at the doctor’s appointment.
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kalani Hilliker has dated –
- Hayes Grier – She has been romantically involved with internet personality Hayes Grier in the past.
- Brandon Chang (2015-Present) – Since 2015, she is dating a fellow dancer from Miami, Brandon Chang. She wished him Happy Birthday on Twitter on February 3, 2016.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Hispanic)
She is of German and Mexican descent.
- Flexible body
- Dance techniques
35-27-35 in or 89-68.5-89 cm
8 (US) or 40 (EU)
She has appeared in several of Abby Lee Dance Company’s commercials.
Best Known For
Competing as a dancer at Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and appearing on Lifetime’s reality TV series Dance Moms
First TV Show
In 2011, she appeared in Disney’s sitcom Shake It Up for her guest role as Kalani Hilliker (Member of AK Squad) in just one episode “Camp It Up.”
Considering the fact that she is a dancer, dance is her biggest workout. Rigorous dance practice sessions and performances help her to stay in shape. Not to forget that diet is equally important to build stamina and endurance to perform on stage for several hours.
Kalani Hilliker Favorite Things
- Favorite Dance Style to Perform – Lyrical
- Favorite Dance Style to Watch – Contemporary
- Favorite Color – Purple
- Favorite School Subject – Science
Source – Twitter, Wikia.com
Kalani Hilliker Facts
- Kalani started her career professionally in 2011 as a dancer. However, she had started dancing at the age of 2 in 2002.
- Talking about the dance training, Kalani went to Club Dance in Arizona at the age of 5. At 10, she was going to Master Ballet Academy in Arizona for ballet training.
- In 2011, she was a member of the dance group “AKsquared.”
- At 14, she launched her own dancewear collection for tweens called “Purple Pixies.”
- For the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC), Kalani performed for a short time from Dance Moms one of the 4th season episodes to the midseason finale.
- She is good friends with the Ziegler girls – Mackenzie Ziegler and Madison Ziegler.
- Improv is her favorite thing to do. This is why she dances.
- She is left-handed.
- In 2014, Kalani used to train herself for 20 to 30 hours per week.
- In 2014, she had a cameo (as a member of the contortion group “Complexity”) on America’s Got Talent in just 1 episode.
- Starting from 2014, she has been seen in many music videos including It’s A Girl Party, Wear ‘Em Out, Dance Moms: Me Too, My Name, and Where Would I Be Without You.
- She has also launched a sock link collection in the past titled “Pretty Feet by Kalani” which was selling at the retailer Claire’s.
- In 2018, Kalani started appearing in the lead role as Sabrina in the web series Dirt.
- She has appeared on the show Dance Moms from season 4 to season 7 (from 2014 to 2017).
- After she left the Dance Moms show, she went for ‘The Irreplaceables Tour’ along with Kendall Vertes and Chloe Lukasiak in December 2017.
- Kalani was the 2nd runner-up at The Dance Awards in the category ‘Teen Female Best Dancer’ in 2017.
- She had won The Dance Award in 2013 in the category ‘Junior Female Best Dancer’.
- She was cast as Ashley Singer in the coming-of-age romantic comedy film, Swiped, in 2018. She co-starred in the film alongside the likes of Noah Centineo, Kristen Johnston, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Alana Collins Stewart, and others.
- During the 2020 Presidential Election, she endorsed Donald Trump. However, she received backlash for supporting him.
- She was photographed with a Blue Lives Matter flag in July 2020.