One year ago, “Dance Moms” premiered its eighth season on Lifetime. Alongside the return of coach Abby Lee Miller came several new faces to the long-running series-- a noticeably big change in the cast of dancers from Season 1's lineup. In honor of the anniversary of the show’s most recent premiere, take a look at what the competition program’s original Abby Lee Dance Company members are doing now in 2020.

Maddie Ziegler


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Abby’s former favorite student may no longer be an ALDC dancer but she’s still in the business of entertainment. After quitting “Dance Moms” in 2016, Maddie went on to star in the feature film “The Book of Henry” while continuing to lead music videos for pop star Sia. This past year, she was featured in Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” sequel and has a role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming “West Side Story” movie. Maddie, now 17, is also a partner with Fabletics.

Mackenzie Ziegler


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After leaving “Dance Moms” with her sister, Mackenzie continued her music career. On her YouTube channel Kenzie, the 16-year-old posts everything from Q&A videos to dance tutorials. Her most popular videos, however, are her music videos. Mackenzie’s official video for her 2017 single “Breathe” currently sits at over 33M views on the platform. Mackenzie’s fans can expect a new single, “Exhale” featuring Sia, to drop on June 10.

Chloe Lukasiak


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As recently reported, Chloe, 19, is currently focused on her studies. She is majoring in creative writing and marketing at Pepperdine University in California. When she’s not busy with her school work, she frequently posts to her social media pages, all of which are linked below. As for her entertainment career, Chloe most recently starred in the family drama “The Message.”

Nia Sioux


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Nia has starred in several projects since she last appeared on “Dance Moms.” In 2018-19, she had a recurring role on the soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” playing Emma Barber. From there, she went on to play Lily in the TV series “Sunnyside Up.” She also has two films that are currently in post-production, “The Lies I Tell Myself" and “IM/Mortal.”

Like her former co-stars, Nia, 18, is big on social media and has 5.2M followers on TikTok where she frequently does callbacks to her “Dance Moms” days. Dance is also a featured topic in her upcoming book “Today I Dance," which follows a “simple story centered around the all-important message of inclusion.” As for her education, Nia announced in May that she is planning to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Paige Hyland


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After graduating high school in 2019, Paige went on to attend West Virginia University. Outside of posting photos and quick videos for her fans on social media, the 19-year-old is relatively quiet online.

Brooke Hyland


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Unlike her younger sister, Brooke, 22, is a little more open about her career with fans. In January, she revealed in a YouTube update video that following “Dance Moms,” she chose to attend Ohio University. After three years, she graduated early with a degree in marketing and management information systems. Brooke now lives in Los Angeles.

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Former "Dance Moms" stars Chloe Lukasiak (left) at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 8, 2020, in New York City, Maddie Ziegler (center) at Rolla's x Sofia Richie Collection Launch Event on Feb. 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, and Nia Sioux (right) at the premiere of "Stargirl" on March 10, 2020, in Hollywood, California. Cindy Ord/Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images/Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic