Chloe Lukasiak opted to leave Dance Moms in 2014, and Maddie Ziegler could be on her heels in departing the reality TV show.

Chloe Lukasiak’s ‘Dance Moms’ Departure

On Dance Moms, Abby Lee Miller, the woman behind the show and the dance company on display, often pitted Lukasiak against Ziegler, her star pupil. However, Lukasiak found sweet revenge against her erstwhile instructor when she beat out Ziegler – who’d starred in a trilogy of Sia music videos – for the Choice Dancer award at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards.

“When I won, I didn’t believe it. I was like ‘No. It’s not true.’ I was blown away the entire time,” Lukasiak told Inside Dance. “When I was walking down the stage, I was terrified I would fall.”

After leaving Dance Moms, Lukasiak signed up with Studio 19 Dance Complex and went on to win VIP Dance Nationals and a number of other competitions. But filling her shelves with trophies isn’t Lukasiak’s goal.


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“I just love going to the studio, filming videos. I mean dancing is more than just getting trophies,” said Lukasiak, who is starting to pursue a career in acting.

Like Lukasiak, Ziegler also has acting aspirations, which she tested out on last season of Pretty Little Liars. The Sia muse reportedly plans to ditch Dance Moms after the current season to throw herself more fully into her acting career. “Acting is something she’s really excited to pursue and [Maddie] is in high demand,” a source told Us Weekly.

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Ziegler recently wrapped filming Colin Trevorrow‘s The Book of Henry, in which she stars alongside Naomi Watts and young stars Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent).

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