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Biographical
Nickname(s): Praying Mantis (by Abby)
Websites: Instagram
Twitter(more)
Gender: Female
Born: April 10, 2002[1]
Age: 14
Home: Michigan
Occupation: Dancer
Student
Singer
Model
School
Grade:
9th in the 2016/17 school year
Affiliations: Jeanette Cota's BDA
Candy Apples (guest)
ALDC (former guest)
Wilhelmina Models
Height: 5' 11" (est. May 2016)[2]
Est. Adult Ht: 6' 1"
Friends and Family
Parents: Jeanette Cota (mother)
Rick Cota (father)
Siblings: Devon (brother)
Friends: Jade Cloud
Tea' Adamson
Sarah Reasons
Kamryn Beck
Chloe Lukasiak
Nia Frazier
Ashtin Roth
Chloe Smith
Haley Huelsman
Tessa Wilkinson
Mari Dudash
Episode Run
Debut: The Beginning of the End
Quick Links
Feat. video: "With You" (2015)
Search YouTube for Ava Cota
Browse Ava Solos
Dance Tables

Ava Michelle Cota is the daughter of Jeanette Cota.

Ava made her first appearance on Dance Moms in the third season at the ALDC auditions. She was later invited back to the ALDC as a member of the Junior Select Ensemble in Season 4, with Abby's intention for her to challenge Kendall.

After being kicked off the team, Ava competed with her mother's studio, JC's Broadway Dance Academy. She also competed as part of the Candy Apple's Dance Center for part of the fifth season.

Other Information

  • In 2015, she was training about 30 hours per week, some at BDA, some with a separate ballet teacher.[3]
  • Her favorite styles are hip-hop and contemporary.[4]
  • Ava's favorite dance on the show was "The Rapture".
  • She is interested in becoming an actress, Rockette, or going on Broadway when she is older.[5]
  • She is a member of the Mob Squad, young hip-hop dancers for the Detroit Pistons.[6]
  • Ava began dancing at another studio when she was two, moving to her mom's studio when it was opened when Ava was three.[7]
  • She was the only member of the Select Team that didn't dance with the Elite Team as a guest or been on the pyramid.

Filmography and discography

As herself

Year Series Notes
2014-2016Dance MomsRecurring. Seasons 4-6
2016So You Think You Can Dance: The Next GenerationContestant; 13th season of series. Made it to the top 100.

Discography

Year Work Lead Artist Type Notes
2013"Just Gotta Dance"Ava Michelle (self)Single
2015"Shine Thru Me"Ava Michelle (self)SingleReleased with music video

Music videos

Year Song Song Artist Notes
2015"Shine Thru Me"Ava Michelle (self)Lead

Dances

To see tables for Ava Cota's dances and results, visit the Ava Cota/Dances subpage.

Gallery

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External Links

References

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