Chloe Lukasiak is no longer a part of Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior team, but that doesn’t mean “Dance Moms” fans have forgotten about her. Before the Lifetime show premieres its sixth installment Tuesday night, let’s take a look at where the former ALDC dancer is today.
As most “Dance Moms” will remember, Chloe parted ways with the dance competition series in October 2014 after the conclusion of Season 4. Chloe and her mom Christi Lukasiak’s decision to leave the show came after Abby was accused of making fun of Chloe’s appearance. While the series didn’t make Chloe and Christi's departure official until the following season, their cast members said their goodbyes online long before the premiere.
Watch one of Chloe's 2015 YouTube performances:
Since leaving the show Chloe has made a name for herself in show business, all the while continuing to dance competitively. In March 2015, she starred in musician Jess Godwin’s "Fool Me Once" music video. (Fans will remember Chloe never got the chance to perform to the single on “Dance Moms.”) She followed up the project with by snagging a starring role in “America's Got Talent" Season 1 winner Bianca Ryan’s "Alice" music video. Since then, Chloe’s resume has only continued to grow.
In August, she won the 2015 Teen Choice Award for Choice Dancer. Her acceptance speech caused a buzz among the “Dance Moms” community. “To anyone who has ever been told that they can’t do it, they shouldn’t do it, or they aren’t good enough, ignore it,” she told viewers. “Do it anyways and prove them wrong.” Several days later she walked away with another win, being named Favorite Dancer 17 & Under at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards.
Relive Chloe's Teen Choice Award win:
In more recent months, Chloe’s star has only continued to rise. She announced she landed a role in Lifetime’s movie “Center Stage: Dance Camp" in November. Chloe will play a dancer named Gwen in the film, which is a sequel to the hit 2000 classic “Centerstage” and 2008’s “Center Stage: Turn It Up.”
Work isn’t the only thing that has been keeping Chloe busy since leaving the show, her love life has also blossomed. She started a romance with singer and actor Ricky Garcia in 2015 and the couple made their relationship Twitter official over the summer. They both went on to cameo in each other’s work. Ricky made an appearance on Chloe’s fast-growing YouTube channel in October in her “Boyfriend Tag" video. Chloe had a starring role in Ricky's band's Forever In Your Mind’s Christmas music video, “Wrapped Up for Christmas.”
Watch "Wrapped Up for Christmas" below:
From multiple red carpet appearances and more projects on the way, it doesn’t look like Chloe is slowing down anytime soon! While Chloe is definitely busy, so are her former teammates. “Dance Moms” Season 6 premieres on Lifetime Tuesday and will star Nia Frazier, Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler and Kendall Vertes as they continue to compete in Los Angeles. The series premieres at 9 p.m. EST.