Top 10 Best Dance Moms Dancers

The Top Ten
1 Maddie Ziegler Madison Nicole Ziegler is an American dancer, actress, author and model. She was initially known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms from 2011 until 2016.

Okay, I love Maddie. Many people think she's snobby because she was Abby's favorite, but that isn't true. Abby liked her the most for a reason. While the rest of the girls on the show were completely incredible, I think Maddie was the best dancer. Not only did she win nearly everything, but she also dealt with the stress and expectations of being a perfectionist.

She had to win and keep on winning, and she handled it beautifully. I think she's an amazing dancer and a great inspiration to young dancers. Being Abby's favorite does not make her stuck up. Although I think Abby's favoritism towards Maddie is unfair, I definitely think Maddie was the best (next Chloe and Mackenzie).

2 Chloe Lukasiak Chloe Elizabeth Lukasiak is an American dancer, television personality, actress and model. She is best known for being an original cast member of Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms during Season 1 through Season 4. She then came back to Dance Moms in Season 7.

She has technique, and Abby just treated her so badly because she knew that Chloe would win any day against her favorites. She was fabulous and pretty. In my opinion, she was better than Maddie and also better than Kendall and Kearney.

I don't know why people hate her just because she has an eye condition. Chloe would've been like Maddie. She, Paige, and Nia were honestly treated the worst by Abby. Love you Chloe!

Chloe was a beautiful dancer and always worked really hard in class and on the stage, even though she wasn't getting the credit she deserved from Abby.

I was so happy when she came back to the show.

3 Kalani Hilliker

Kalani is so underrated. Some people don't know this, but Kalani was actually really close to being a finalist on Abby's AUDC Dance Competition before she joined Dance Moms. She's beautiful and extremely talented, and the reason Abby didn't put her up against Maddie was because she knew that Kalani would be able to beat her star (no hate towards Maddie, of course).

Honestly, she deserved to get the top. All of the girls were amazing, but Kalani has such raw talent. Yes, she got some favoritism, but not nearly as much as Maddie. She deserved better.

In the Dance Moms reunion, she talked about how she didn't have "a dancer's body" and why that was a problem with Abby. That was so sad to hear because, honestly, she's beautiful and talented and she deserved so much better.

4 Mackenzie Ziegler Mackenzie Ziegler is an American dancer, singer, actress and model. She is the younger sister of dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler and is best known for appearing for six years on Lifetime's reality dance show Dance Moms.

Mackenzie definitely had raw and natural potential. I hate how people compared her to her sister. She was great at jazz, as she was very sassy and had great facial expressions. She deserved more attention from Abby.

Mackenzie was my favorite dancer because not only did she deserve so much better, but she was also a beautiful dancer. She was always in Maddie's shadow, which to me doesn't make sense because Mackenzie had such a funny and kind personality. Not only that, but everyone favored Maddie and left Mackenzie feeling like she would always be Maddie's little sister, as Abby said.

5 Kendall Vertes

Kendall was not given the right category to win in. I would've loved to see her do more lyrical and contemporary because her turns are amazing, and everyone underestimates her.

Kendall was a very amazing and talented girl, and she was very respectful. However, sometimes Abby would try to get on her nerves and tell her she's lazy, which I totally disagree with. She is not lazy.

She is one of the sweetest and kindest people in the world. She has amazing talent and energy. And if Abby wants to compare her to Maddie, she can compare her all she wants, but she can't truly compare her to Maddie.

She is a really great dancer, and I don't think they should be compared because it's really bad to compare children. But overall, I love Kendall, and she is a really good inspiration for me as I grow older.

6 Brooke Hyland

Brooke Hyland is a very talented dancer. Definitely one of the best on the show from the OGs. She has gorgeous technique, beautiful feet. She has the flexibility. She is an amazing acrobat, and the way she dances is graceful and elegant. She made it look easy and effortless.

Despite being a spectacular dancer, Brooke was overshadowed by the rest of the team in the first couple of seasons. Being the oldest, she always carried the greatest responsibility on the team. She has astonishing acrobatic skills yet was never given the opportunity to showcase them. Her talent was, and still is, undermined by people, which saddens me a lot.

7 Nia Frazier

Way overlooked. Only got better throughout the seasons. Also, let's talk about how every time she was the lead in a group routine, she would win. Even facing the disturbing racism and discrimination, she went out on the stage and made it her own. A ton of respect for her and her mother.

She was such a good dancer. From the originals, she was the longest time on Dance Moms. Her turns, her control, and everything else was amazing. I love her!

Nia is edgy and cool. She tries all tasks assigned, even if she doesn't get the best outcome, and she doesn't get mad or sad if she loses. Her flexibility is excellent. She puts in her best effort and is one of the best dancers on the show. She is really one of the best, although she is compared to others who may be better than her.

But I think she has kept pushing to be ahead. While the other girls are out doing things, she is in the dance room working on her feet and legs, so she can go out and explore the world for herself like the others. But as Abby says, "There is always someone out there that is better" (may not be the actual words). She is going to have a bright and beautiful future. She will do all the things she wants to do, just in her own time. You go, girl!

8 Brynn Rumfallo

Brynn is too underrated. She was by far the best one there. Her flexibility, control, and technique were outrageous! She was more flexible than most of the girls, had better technique than most of the girls, and Brynn can act. I've seen her perform multiple solos before she was on Dance Moms, and her expressions are amazing! For everyone saying she can't act, go watch her solos "Violet" or "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Her facial expressions were just a little calmer on Dance Moms, probably because she might've been shy on camera. But no one can tell me she's bad at acting because she isn't.

Not to mention, she regressed a little on Dance Moms because she would get bullied and demolished by grown adult women every single day, just like what happened to Chloe. However, even though she regressed a little, she was definitely still the best and regressed the least out of the girls! And if she can't act, then why is she getting all these acting jobs? Her dancing is so beautiful.

She is better than Maddie. You can disagree with me, but she has more control than Maddie in her leg holds and spins (even though Maddie's spins are obviously the best). And she is way more flexible than Maddie. Maddie is already one of the most flexible, but Brynn is just better. Pretty much everyone agrees that her technique is better. Brynn is just overall amazing, especially in her dances before Dance Moms. She got bad choreography and she still looked the best. She won the best female mini dancer award for a reason, right?

9 Paige Hyland

Paige was a good dancer. She was always so entertaining and sassy. Her facial expressions are amazing. She lights up the stage. She had so much potential. She is a good tumbler and acrobat. Flexible and talented. She had great emotions and fine technique. People underestimate her.

She was an amazing dancer, and Abby underrated her. Her acro was excellent, as were her turns and flexibility. I love her.

She was also a beautiful little girl with good facial expressions and amazing eyes. I love her!

Paige was always the dancer that Abby blamed for everything, and that wasn't right. She was way too talented to be living in everyone's shadows. She was so kind, positive, talented, and a friend to everyone. She was a ray of sunshine in Abby's domain, and that is why she made it so high on my list.

10 Sophia Lucia

She holds the world record for the most consecutive pirouettes done. That speaks for itself. She is a superb turner, and her innate talent in dance is astounding.

Sophia's time was cut short on Abby's show, but she came first both times she earned solos. I really waited for her to be put against Maddie, but she was only on the show for two episodes. She also holds a world record for the most continuous pirouettes, making her a little too good for competitive dance. I really loved her!

Best dancer of the time. Extremely talented, she pulled off flawless performances. She is famous for her turns and holds the world record for pirouettes - 55, I believe.

It's a shame she wasn't on the show for long.

The Contenders
11 Lilliana Ketchman

She's just so flexible. Every dance that she did was just so amazing. She had perfect emotions and she won so many times on the show. She could do things that others couldn't. In Abby's opinion and my own, she could replace Maddie. She's my favorite. Just saying, she should be in the top five.

She is such a good dancer and so cute. Her flexibility was amazing. I think she has the best flexibility on Dance Moms! I love her so much!

Lily is probably the youngest person on this list, other than Mackenzie. Mackenzie is now 18, but Lily is now 15, which is scary to me to think that she has grown that much. It only compares me to Lily, only three years apart, which is good to have someone who is a bit of a mirror, younger than you.

Now 17 years younger than you, and I really like Lily. She's an independent little girl who thinks of others and herself. She likes to look up to future people, and Lily is really amazing.

She always wins, just like Maddie, my little Maddie.

12 Elliana Walmsley

Elliana always reminded me of Maddie. She had great technique and stage presence at such a young age.

I think if it weren't for her mom, she could've gone so far and beat Lilli.

Elliana is such a good kid. She reminded me a lot of Maddie and was extremely talented. She proved herself in whatever she did. She had a lot of emotion in every dance that she did. In my opinion, she is better than Lilly K. She is so flexible, a great dancer, and was very friendly.

A fantastic dancer (always reminded me of Maddie), very well-rounded, and I feel like you are really drawn to watching her. A lot of emotion as well when she dances. She is an amazing soloist, a fabulous duet partner, and always proves herself in the group dance.

13 JoJo Siwa Joelle Joni Siwa, also known as Jojo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTuber. She joined the masked singer in 2020.

I'm amazed by how she put up with Abby's evil behavior. She's good at technique. Honestly, right now, she is one of the best-known dancers, and Abby made fun of her because she couldn't say her R's right. Great dancer.

I love JoJo's confidence and her energy. Also, she was very brave for standing up to Abby. The only negative about her is that she shares her opinion too much, other than that, she has some great talent and should practice more kinds of dances!

JoJo was a sassy dancer. She's fierce and strong, with the stamina and energy. A great hip-hopper and good at turns, she always owned the stage.

14 Ava Cota

Ava is very good. She was able to beat Maddie. She has pretty technique and gorgeous legs, tall and elegant. The way she dances is very pretty.

Ava's mom was just way too pushy, but Ava was a good dancer. She has beaten Maddie before, and I don't think people like her because of her height, but I think it makes her solos look better.

Underrated dancer who deserved so much better. Also very kind towards the other girls.

15 Camryn Bridges

She is really good and joined in season 7. Her mother is really funny! She is like another dancer, Nia.

Camryn was in Season 7, and she was a good dancer, still to this day.

She is an amazing dancer. I love her, and she suits Season 7 well.

16 Payton Ackerman

Payton was a great, I mean the best, hip-hopper, but I think she was an awesome person.

She was so hated yet still really good at hip hop. Too underrated and edited by the producers.

17 Asia Monet Ray

Asia had so much confidence and was such a fierce dancer. Cute was not her thing, but she could make anything work. Instead of going with the flow, despite how young she is, she changed the dances and made them her own.

She is better than any other girl on this team, and I would have liked to see her and Maddie go head to head. Despite how small she was, she would have had a good chance. As long as she was assigned her strong point, she could have won.

Asia is an underrated queen! I wish she was on the show longer. All these moms going on about how their child would be the next Maddie. Well, she wouldn't be the next Maddie, but the next queen! I love her energy.

18 Brady Farrar

Was the only boy. Had something special about him, and I believe he was very talented and had much potential as a dancer.

Brady, being the permanent team's only boy, is a good dancer.

He could be the next Maddie on the Season 8 team, in my opinion!

19 Maesi Caes

She's so original and just so down-to-earth! She's such a great little hip-hopper and she's pretty too.

Maesi is underrated. She was a very good dancer, and she is flexible and has good tricks.

Maesi is a queen. She was so fierce and strong. Go girl!

20 Areana Lopez
21 Sarah Hunt
22 Peyton Evans

She is very much like Mackenzie, never good enough, but to me, she is a champ.

23 Alexus Oladi

Alexus was a bit overlooked by Abby. She was quite talented and had lots of spirit and energy. Although she wasn't the best mini there, she at least should have gotten credit for what she could do.

Her mom is really pushy, though. She tries to convince Abby that Alexus is the best mini on the team. That's a bit selfish and unfair to the other girls.

Alexus needs a little work on her technique.

How do you go from favorite to least favorite in a day? Alexus is an amazing dancer and deserved way more from Abby.

24 Hannah Colin

Even though she's shy off stage, when she gets on stage, she dances her heart out. Not to mention that her mother has to be the nicest there. She obviously has social anxiety and has not warmed up to the camera crew and all that yet.

But hopefully, in future episodes, we get to see her happy and talking. Also, for the people saying that she doesn't talk, which is bad, Lilliana didn't talk for the first few episodes she was on.

I personally love Hannah, and she's my favorite dancer on season 8. I can't wait to see how far she will come.

25 Jade Cloud

Jade was really impressive, but Abby gave her a bad style for her solo because she hadn't done an acro solo for 8 years at that time.

Jade is a very technical dancer and she has great facial expressions. I love her.

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