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Kalani Hilliker: Early Life, Career, Relationships & Net Worth

Kalani Brooke Hilliker is a popular American dancer, model from Club Dance in Arizona.
 
Moreover, she is also a fashion designer, actress, and YouTuber who came to the spotlight as a contestant on the Lifetime reality series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.
 
In the show, she became Abby’s favorite due to her technique and having a natural look.
After her popularity in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, she has also been featured on Shake It Up and the ABC Family original series Bunheads.
 
Currently, she has a prom dress collection from a partnership with PromGirl.
Full Name: Kalani Brooke Hilliker
Birth Date: September 23, 2000
Age: 22 Years Old
Horoscope: Libra
Birth Place: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Father’s Name: Matthew Hilliker
Mother’s Name: Kira Girard
Siblings: Jax Hilliker (Younger Brother), Jett Newman  (Younger Half-Brother), and Kaliah Newman (half-sister)
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inches
Weight: 119 lbs or 54 kg
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Body Measurement: 35-27-35 inches
Bra Size: 32C
Profession: Actress, Dancer, Model
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Unmarried (In a relationship)
Boyfriend: Brandon Chang (2015- Present)
Social Media Presence: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Last Updated: January 2023

Kalani Hilliker: Early Life and Education

Kalani Hilliker was born on the 23rd of September 2000, in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States of America, where she grew up with her two younger maternal half-brothers, Jax and Jett.

Talking about her parents, Kalani is the daughter of Kira Girard(Mother) and Matthew Hilliker(Father).

She started dancing at the age of two. Later Hilliker continued her training when she was five years old at Club Dance in Arizona.

At the age of 10, she began her ballet training at the Master Ballet Academy.

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Hilliker is Best known for her appearance at Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.

Her mother, Kira Girard, is also a TV personality who has appeared on the reality series named “Dance Moms” alongside Kalani.

Kalani has also participated in many dance competitions like “Jump,” “Hall of fame,” and “Nuvo.”

Furthermore, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and holds the nationality of American. This beauty is quite private about her personal life, so her academic history is not revealed.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Kalani Hilliker celebrates her birthday on September 23 every year which makes her Libra by the zodiac sign.

Furthermore, this model has a well-maintained slim body and a physique of 35-27-35 inches, which is the perfect body figure.

Kalani has light brown hair with hazel eyes. She has an average body height of 5ft. 2 inches, while her body weighs about 54kg(119 lbs).

Her shoe size number is 6(US).

Career: Kalani Hilliker

Dancing Career of Kalani Hilliker

As a dancer, Kalani Hilliker was introduced by her mother, Kira, who influenced and encouraged Kalani for a great dancing career.

Along with her friends, she went to Disney Channel’s Make Your Mark Ultimate Dance Off contest, where her team, AKsquared, became the winner and was featured in the Shake It Up episode of “Camp It Up.”

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This was the first time Hilliker experienced on-camera and thought of having a career as a professional dancer.

She then started to appear on television shows and family shows regularly, which led people to learn about her.

Kalani has also acted in many TV shows like ‘Bunheads,’ ‘Breaking Brooklyn,’ and ‘Swiped.’

In 2013, a life-changing event took place in Kalani Hilliker’s life, when she took part in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. This was the platform that brought Kalani Hilliker into the eye of millions.

Although she finished in fourth place, she won many people’s hearts with her awesome dancing talent.

After the competition, Kalani and her mother were invited to join the cast of Dance Moms by Abby Lee Miller.

You might know another popular dancer Maddie Ziegler who was in the Abby Lee Dance. Another famous name is Paige Hyland, also a great dancer, however, faced a car accident the last year.

Coming back to Kalani, she and her mother appeared in the episode “Big Trouble in the Big Apple” at the beginning of the season.

She was approved as a permanent member of the team during season five.

Kalani danced on the show till the seventh season and left the show to form The Irreplaceables with Nia Frazier, Chole Lukasiak, Kendall Vertes, and Camryn Bridges.

Recently, Kalani has a sock line, “Pretty Feet by Kalani,” which her fans loved and was sold at Claire’s.

In July 2020, Kalani was captured with a Blue Living Matter flag. It was publicized in November 2020, that she was supporting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Furthermore, she also has good impressions of America’s Got Talent and ‘The View.’

Acting and Music Videos

Kalani Hilliker is also known and respected for her acting career.

Her acting career began in 2018 when she played in a movie, Brat’s Happy Death Day 2U.

In the same year, she again signed for another movie, Swiped, where she played Ashley’s role.

With the perks of being a professional dancer, she was signed to another big movie, Breaking Brooklyn, where she was a Contemporary Dancer.

Hilliker also began starring in the web series called Dirt in 2018.

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After getting departed from the shows, she started to work on music videos.

Some of the music videos she has featured are ‘Turn Up The Track,’ ‘My Name,’ ‘It’s A Girl Party.’

Also, making her own YouTube channel, she began to upload her dancing videos, which millions of her fans loved. It seems like she has a bigger fanbase among younger audiences.

Kalani Hilliker Awards and Nominations

As we know that Kalani began to dance at the age of two.

She has always been connected to dancing, and dance has become her strongest power to prove herself to the world.

  1. At the early age of eleven, in 2011, Kalani Hilliker became the 2nd Runner in Mini Female Best Dancer for The Dance Awards.
  2. After improving herself and returning to the competition in 2013, she achieved the first-place award in Junior Female Best Dancer for The Dance Awards.
  3. In 2015, Industry Dance Awards nominated Kalani for Favorite Dancer 17 & Under, which was a big moment for her dancing career.
  4. In the next year 2016, she was again nominated for Teen Choice Awards in Choice Dancer. Also, Kalani got 2nd Runner-up for the Teen Female Best Dancer of The Dance Awards.
  5. In 2017, Hilliker was announced for Teen Female Best Dancer and Favorite Dancer 17 & Under, where she was 2nd Runner up.

Who Is The Boyfriend of Kalani Brooke Hilliker?

This beautiful and young model is currently dating Brandon Chang. Kalani Hilliker and Brandon Chang started dating in 2014 and have been together for around 7 years.

The zodiac sign of  Brooke is Libra, and Brandon Chang is Capricorn.

Kalani is 22 years old, while Brandon Chang is 17 years older than her.

This lucky and handsome boy, Brandon Chang, was born on 28 December 1982 in Toronto and is also a model and actor.

According to the data available on the internet, Kalani had at least 2 relationships before Brandon Chang. Though she is not previously engaged.

As per data available on the internet, Brooke’s former boyfriend is the Internet Personality, Hayes Grier.

At the age of 15, Grier participated in the reality show Dancing With The Stars.

There is no more information about their relationships and the reason for their breakup.

Kalani Hilliker: Rumors and Controversy

Until now, there are no controversies or rumors about this American dancer and actress like other celebrities.

Net Worth, Income, and Lifestyle

This 22 year, young beautiful, and charming Kalani Hilliker is already making a lot of money through her career as an American actress and dancer.

As of the year 2022, the total estimated net worth of Kalani Hilliker is around $1 Million.

She also earns pretty good money with her modeling. With her successful career, she lives a luxurious lifestyle in Los Angeles.

Talking about her car collection, she has a Range Rover, gifted by her mom and stepdad.

Some Fun Facts about Kalani Hilliker

  1. Her favorite Instagram filter is Ludwig.
  2. Kalani’s current phone case has a rose with flames coming out of it.
  3. Her favorite song right now is “Young Dumb & Broke” by Khalid.
  4. Her celebrity crush is “Zac Efron.”
  5. Her personality in three words, “Fun, outgoing, and responsible”
  6. Her dancing in three words, “Legs, flowy and strong.”

Social Media Presence

Kalani Hilliker is an active social media user and has a huge fan following. To illustrate, she has 6.7 million people following her on Instagram with more than 2K posts.

Likewise, she is equally active on her Twitter account, which has 357.4K followers, and people love to read her tweets. Joined in 2013, she has tweeted over 6K tweets until now.

You can even follow Kalani on her Facebook account, where she usually posts recent updates that you might not want to miss.

Now talking about her Youtube channel, she has amassed over 805K subscribers and has posted 110 videos. If you are a fan of her dancing, you can always visit those videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some brands or commercials endorsed by Kalani Hilliker?

The dancer/model has endorsed the popular designer cloth brand, Sherri Hill and has also made her appearance in several of Abby Lee Dance Company’s commercials.

Which is the favorite dance form of Kalani Hilliker?

Kalani loves to perform the lyrical form of dance while prefers watching the contemporary style.