Asia Monet Ray shocked and surprised “Dance Moms” fans when she left the Lifetime series in 2013. Now, it appears her former coach, Abby Lee Miller, may want her back.
Asia, 10, recently dished to International Business Times that Abby has been courting her about training at her West Coast studio. When asked if she would consider taking classes at Abby’s newly opened ALDC LA (Abby Lee Dance Company Los Angeles), the California native said the idea has already been discussed.
“If I do cross paths, I’ll definitely go in and say hi," Asia told IBT. “Abby’s been asking me to come and train but that’s still pending."
While Asia stated to IBT that Abby did ask her to “train" at her West Coast Studio, a rep for the former “Dance Moms" star clarified after publication that Abby did not ask her to train, but simply "come by the studio."
With the recent premiere of her role on FX’s “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," and a few other “promising“ projects in the works, the former “Dance Moms” star, she’s a little too busy at the moment to fully reconnect with the TV dance coach. Asia also said Abby’s studio location in Santa Monica, California, is too far away from her every day work in the Beverly Hills area.
While Asia no longer competitively dances, she still trains. Asia keeps up with her craft by taking privates with different coaches. “Of course I still dance. Dancing is my first love. Dancing will always be a part of me even when I’m old and have grey hair I will still train,” she said with a laugh.
Not only is Asia busy with dancing and acting, she’s also growing her singing career. After teasing new music on Instagram, Asia told IBT she will likely release covers and fresh, original music this spring. “You’ll definitely be hearing the truth,” Asia said of her songs, most of which she writes herself. “I’ve been working in the studio like every day, every week.”
As for how she balances it all, the thriple threat says she looks to her mom, Kristie Ray, for scheduling. “We definitely have to sometimes cancel some family things and do what I’m working on because I’m super busy. I have a team that works every day that helping me grow as an artist become the next Beyoncé and actress," Asia said.
Despite being busier than your average pre-teen, Asia said she enjoys the work. "I have to do work every day. I haven’t had one day where I'm not doing nothing. When that day comes I’ll actually want to do something.”