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Biographical
Gender: Female
Born: August 10, 2005 [1][2]
Age: 9
Height: 4' 2" in November 2012[3]
Projected
Adult Ht:
5' 4"
Home: Corona, CA
Occupation: Dancer
Actress
Student
Singer
Gymnast
Affiliations: Just Plain Dancin'
Orange County Performing Arts Academy
Abby Lee Dance Company
Bloc Talent Agency
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
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Asia Monet Ray (born August 10, 2005) first appeared on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition where she placed third.

Then she 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 Asia

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 Competition

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

In Dance Moms

Season Three

  • Asia joined the ALDC in the episode Watch Your Back, Mack. In this episode, she has her first solo on the show called Rock That which she wins 1st place.
  • In The View From the Top, Abby makes Asia and Mackenzie compete for a spot in "The Last Text", rehearsing the dance with one of them in the dance, then rehearsing with the other. Shortly before performing, Abby announces that Mackenzie will get to return in her old role.
  • In Two Girls, One Solo, she competes against Mackenzie with a solo called two hot two handle. After she performed, Abby says she ruined the whole performence because she lip sinked almost the whole thing. Asia still ended up beating Mackenzie and placing 1st.
  • In Do-Si-Do and Do-Si-Don't, Abby gives Asia a duet with Chloe with the need to prove herself before nationals. The odd pairing finishes second.
  • In The Big, Not So, Easy, Kristie announced to everyone that Asia is retiring from the world of competitive dance and from now on, she will train with choreographers in Los Angeles, California.

Season Four

  • Even though Asia is no longer part of the team, she was in the episode Girl Talk. In this episode, when asked what her favorite solo was, she answered that she liked all her solos on the show. Mackenzie says that her favorite solo of Asia's is "The Robot" because she thought she was really good in that one. She also tells Mackenzie that she thinks Mackenzie could be Katy Perry in two years.

Appearances

Pyramid

Season 3A

Episode  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16  17/
 18 
Asia N/A Bottom Top Middle Bottom

Season 3B

Episode  22   23   28   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37 
Asia Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Bottom N/A Middle Top Middle

Pre-Dance Moms Dances

Solos

Duets

  • Trouble Maker (Video) - Little PSY

Trios

Groups

  • Dream In Color (Video) - Lyrical - Just Plain Dancin'
  • Candyland (Video) - Jazz - OCPAA

Dances

Solos

Solos

Season Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Place
Awards
3.0 Watch Your Back, Mack Rock That Jazz 1st
3.0 The Politics of Dancing Ready For War Jazz 1st
3.0 Candy Apple Showdown The Robot
Robot Prisoner
Jazz 1st
3.5 Two Girls, One Solo Too Hot To Handle
2 Hot 2 Handle
Jazz 1st
3.5 Recital Rebellion Land of Fruits and Nuts
Laughing Mambo
Calypso Not Applicable
3.5 Gone, Abby Gone Lightning Jazz 1st
3.5 Divas Las Vegas The Flamingo Jazz 1st

Duets

Duets

Season Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Partner Place
Awards
3.0 May I Have This Dance? Move U 2 Jazz Nia Frazier 1st
3.5 On-Again, Off-Again Abby We Hit Harder Modern Jazz Mackenzie Ziegler 1st
3.5 Do-Si-Do and Do-Si-Don't My Doll Contemporary Chloe Lukasiak 2nd

Group Dances

Season 3

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancers Place
Awards
The Politics of Dancing Free the People
Live to See Another Day
Contemporary Maddie Ziegler
Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Chloe Lukasiak
2nd
May I Have This Dance? Hear No Evil
This Won't End Quietly
Contemporary Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Chloe Lukasiak
1st
Candy Apple Showdown Runaways/Children With Guns
All Alone
Contemporary Maddie Ziegler
Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Mackenzie Ziegler
Chloe Lukasiak
2nd

Season 3.5

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Place
Awards
Dancers
Recital Rebellion Sugar Babies
Candy Girls
Musical Theater Maddie Ziegler
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Chloe Lukasiak
Mackenzie Ziegler
Not Applicable
Clash of the Dance Moms Open Waters
Swim
Contemporary Maddie Ziegler
Mackenzie Ziegler
Chloe Lukasiak
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Payton Ackerman
1st
The Dancing Dead On the Verge
Child's Heart
Contemporary Maddie Ziegler
Mackenzie Ziegler
Chloe Lukasiak
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Payton Ackerman
4th
Gone, Abby Gone Just Be Jazz Maddie Ziegler
Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Nia Frazier
Kendall Vertes
Payton Ackerman
Mackenzie Ziegler
Chloe Lukasiak
1st
Do-Si-Do and Do-Si-Don't Country Cuties
Soon Parted
Country Nia Frazier
Chloe Lukasiak
Kendall Vertes
Mackenzie Ziegler
Brooke Hyland
Paige Hyland
Maddie Ziegler
1st

Other information

  • 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 professional bodybuilder.
  • In 2015, she completed filming for the movie Sister Code.
  • Asia weighed sixty-two pounds as of November 2012.[9]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • On AUDC, Asia says she was closest with Lexine and Jordyn, already having been friends with the latter since "forever."[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • At the Energy competition filmed for Watch Your Back, Mack, she was photographed in a competition solo[13] and listed as Miss Petite Energy in official results; but the same results make no mention of her placing in any solo.[14] 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.
  • She has blackish-brown hair and the length of her hair is slightly longer than Paige's. She has dark brown eyes.
  • Asia recently started homeschooling this year.
  • With the time that Asia has been on the show, she has done approximately 7 solos.

Gallery

To view the gallery for Asia Ray, click here.

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