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Biographical
Websites: Instagram(more)
Gender: Female
Born: August 10, 2005 [1][2]
Age: 11
Home: Corona, CA
Occupation: Dancer
Actress
Student
Singer
Gymnast
School
Grade:
6th in the 2016/17 school year
Affiliations: Just Plain Dancin'
Orange County Performing Arts Academy
Abby Lee Dance Company (guest)
Bloc Talent Agency
Height: 4' 8"[3]
Est. Adult Ht: 5' 4"
Friends and Family
Parents: Kristie Ray (mother)
Shawn Ray (father)
Siblings: Bella Blu (younger sister)
Grandparents: Nana Vicky (grandmother)
Friends: Maddie Ziegler
Mackenzie Ziegler
Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Chloe Lukasiak
Sophia Lucia
Episode Run
Debut: Watch Your Back, Mack
Last: Girl Talk
Quick Links
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Dance Tables

Asia Monet Ray (born August 10, 2005) first appeared on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition where she placed third.

Asia then joined the cast of Dance Moms in Season 3, on the episode of Watch Your Back, Mack. She departed the ALDC at the end of the third season, although she made a small appearance in the fourth season episode Girl Talk.

Raising AsiaEdit

Raising Asia, a reality program featuring Asia, premiered on Lifetime on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.[4] The series also featured Asia's mother Kristie Ray; father (and former professional bodybuilder) Shawn Ray; and sister Bella Blu Ray. The series followed Asia's activities and performances as both singer and dancer.[5] It is reportedly produced by Collins Avenue,[6] although in a recent Afterbuzz interview prior to official announcement, Jeff Collins had denied (perhaps disingenuously) any knowledge of the topic.

In Abby's Ultimate Dance CompetitionEdit

For information on Asia's appearances on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, click here.

Other informationEdit

  • Asia has known Sophia Lucia since she was two-years-old with Sophia calling Asia her "little diva."[7]
  • Asia says all the girls and moms were nice, and she especially got along with Mackenzie, as well as with Maddie.[8]
  • Her father is Shawn Ray, a former bodybuilder.
  • In 2015, she completed filming for the movie Sister Code.
  • She has the part of Sydney Simpson in three episodes of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.[9]
  • Asia weighed sixty-two pounds as of November 2012.[10]
  • Before her departure back to Los Angeles, she was the smallest dancer in the ALDC junior elite group.
  • Asia used to be in ice skating when she was younger.[10]
  • She is of African American, German, Samoan and Chinese descent.
  • Asia has appeared in a Hillary Clinton documentary and on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine. She has also been in a runway show for Sketchers.
  • Her favorite styles of dance to perform are hip-hop, funk and jazz.
  • Her favorite color is pink.
  • If she doesn't end up being a professional dancer, she would love to be a choreographer.
  • Her favorite subjects at school are art and reading.
  • She was a competitor on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.
  • Asia's "Rock That" costume was Maddie's solo costume from her 2010 musical theater solo, "Big Bow Wow".
  • Asia was Petite Miss Starpower at Las Vegas in 2011, while Brianna Haire was Junior Miss Starpower at the same event.[11]
  • On AUDC, Asia says she was closest with Lexine and Jordyn, already having been friends with the latter since "forever."[12]
  • She was the third contestant from the first season of AUDC to be featured on "Dance Moms." The first two were Hadley Walts and Zack Torres. Tessa Wilkinson also joined Candy Apples in the fifth season.
  • Asia's younger sister, Bella Blu Ray, is currently active in gymnastics.
  • Speaking with the show Afterbuzz, Abby praised Asia, but also said she was hyperactive and would run around "breaking everything in the building." Giselle Ugarte (one of her interviewers) stated that she also has spent time with Asia and the trick is to give her a book because she loves to read.[13]
  • At the Energy competition filmed for Watch Your Back, Mack, she was photographed in a competition solo[14] and listed as Miss Petite Energy in official results; but the same results make no mention of her placing in any solo.[15] It has been speculated that she entered as a professional dancer, with her mother sometimes calling her this on the show.
  • Every time Abby entered her to compete a solo in a dance competition, she would consistently win 1st Place in her category.
  • Asia started homeschooling.

DancesEdit

To see tables for Asia Monet Ray's dances and results, visit the Asia Monet Ray/Dances subpage.

Filmography and discographyEdit

Acting creditsEdit

Year Series Role Notes
2015Sister CodeYoung LexieFilm
2016Major CrimesYouth Singer #3Cameo, Episode "Hindsight, Part 3"
2016American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. SimpsonSydney SimpsonRecurring role
2016Grey's AnatomyJasmineGuest, Episodes "There's a Fine, Fine Line" and "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"

As herselfEdit

Year Series Notes
2012Abby's Ultimate Dance CompetitionContestant, Season 1
2013-2014Dance MomsGuest, Season 3, est. 17 episodes
2014Raising AsiaLead
2014Hell's KitchenGuest, Season 13 Episode 5
2015Reality Television AwardsPerformer

DiscographyEdit

Year Work Lead Artist Type Notes
2014Asia MonetAsia Monet (self)AlbumDebut album. Released on July 29th, 2014.
2014Go BackAsia Monet (self)SingleFrom album Asia Monet
2014Get up 2 Get DownAsia Monet (self)SingleFrom album Asia Monet
20141 Wish 4 UAsia Monet (self)SingleFrom album Asia Monet. Both a radio and acoustic version were featured on the album.
2014Move SomethingAsia Monet (self)SingleFrom album Asia Monet
2014Christmas TimeAsia Monet (self)SingleReleased with music video

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist Notes
2014"Christmas Time"Asia Monet (self)Lead

Major awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2014 Industry Dance Awards Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Nominated[16]

GalleryEdit

To view the gallery for Asia Ray, click here.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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