Original Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak has been up to a lot since leaving the reality show in 2014, eating up opportunity after opportunity and making a strong social media presence for herself. She’s got 4.8 million followers on Instagram, starred as dance prodigy Gwen Murphy in Center Stage: On Pointe this year and is proving to be a popular dancer-actress-model. Most recently, Lukasiak has launched the second season of Chloe On Pointe on the OWNZONES Media Network, offering exclusive video blogs, behind-the-scenes content and how-to tutorials. Episodes are released each Thursday, with a sneak peek into the dance star’s life.
Here, Dance Informa catches up with Lukasiak on her latest projects. She always seems to find a way to keep fans wanting more!
When and why did you fall in love with dance?
“I’ve been dancing since I was two, but I think I fell in love with it the summer I turned seven. I spent the summer in the studio, and things seemed to just ‘click’.”
Why are your grateful for your experience on Dance Moms, and why are you grateful for your life and experiences after the show?
“Dance Moms gave me an unbelievable platform and brought many exciting opportunities at such a young age. I learned a ton about the entertainment business, too! However, I believe my time on the show was up when I left, and I am grateful for all of the new opportunities that I have had since leaving.”
What’s your favorite dance style?
“Probably lyrical because you get to tell a story. And jazz because you can really let loose.”
You were great in Center Stage: On Pointe! What was the filming experience like? What did you like most about it?
“Oh my gosh, thank you! Filming it was a dream! I grew up watching the original Center Stage, and it was always a dream of mine to be in it. I guess I kind of got that chance? Plus, it introduced me to acting, which I love, while I got to dance, which was something I was comfortable doing already.”
Congratulations on your second season of Chloe On Pointe on the OWNZONES Network! What sorts of things will you be sharing with viewers?
“Thanks! This season, I am actually breaking down and teaching choreography, which is different from last year. I also am sharing more stories and talking more with viewers!”
What other projects do you have coming up?
“I just finished filming my third movie, Loophole, and I was actually the lead, which was pretty cool. Another movie, Cowgirl’s Story, comes out in May, and I am super excited about that! I also just hosted a new style show for Verizon go90 called Ready, Set, Style! that will premiere in the new year, and I am super excited about that.”
If you weren’t a dancer-actress, what do you think you would be want to be?
“Probably an attorney. I like to argue!”
What advice do you have for aspiring dancers, and those who want to try to do it all – acting, dancing, modeling?
“Time management is key! Also, practice, practice, practice, and try to learn as much as you can from every experience you have.”
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa.
Photo (top): Chloe Lukasiak. Photo courtesy of OWNZONES Network.