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Nia Frazier - (Nia Sioux) - August2015
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Gender: Female
Born: June 20, 2001
Age: 15
Occupation: Dancer
10th in the 2016/17 schoolyear
Affiliations: Abby Lee Dance Company
Height: 5' 5" (June 2016)[1]
Est. Adult Ht: 5' 6"
Friends and Family
Parents: Holly Frazier (mother)
Evan Frazier, Sr. (father)
Siblings: Evan (brother)
William (brother)
Grandparents: Andrew Frazier, Sr. (deceased)[2]
Friends: Maddie Ziegler
Mackenzie Ziegler
Kendall Vertes
JoJo Siwa
Kalani Hilliker
Chloe Lukasiak
Paige Hyland
Brooke Hyland
Payton Ackerman
Nick Dobbs
Gianna Martello
James Washington
Haley Huelsman
Chloe Smith
Brandon Pent
Asia Monet Ray
Brynn Rumfallo
Pets: Henry Rhinestone (Yorkie)
Olive (French Bulldog)[3]
3 turtles[4][5]
Autographs Niaautograph
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
Quick Links
Search YouTube for Nia Frazier
Browse Nia Solos
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Nia Sioux Frazier is a dancer, training at the Abby Lee Dance Company since the age of three.[6] She is the daughter of Evan and Holly Frazier, and the sister of Evan and William Frazier.

Abby has had Nia portray many different ethnicities, such as Indian, but Holly doesn't like it. Although Abby doesn't give her the most attention, Nia is considered to be very hard-working. Her favorite styles of dance are contemporary and musical theatre.[7]

In early 2016, it was rumored that Nia had left the ALDC but will continue to compete under the company for the show.

Miscellaneous informationEdit

  • Nia was born and raised in Pittsburgh.[8]
  • She began dancing at Abby's studio when she was three and joined the Abby Lee Dance Company when she was five.[9]
  • In June 2016 it was announced that Nia was cast in the Off Broadway play "Trip of Love".[10]
  • In 2015, her favorite styles were contemporary and musical theatre,[11][12] Around 2011, her favorite styles were acro to perform, and jazz to watch.[13]
  • Nia has her own app available on iTunes. (Hyperink)[14]
  • In 2015, she thought she would love to go to NYU or Columbia and study physical therapy, voice, theater, or medicine.[15] Some other things she'd like to do: Broadway, movies, and Nick or Disney on television.[16]
  • Into 2015, Nia had trained at piano (for 5 years) and drums (for 2 years). Dance became a priority for awhile, but has since rediscovered her love for the piano. Besides singing, Nia also writes music herself.[17]
  • During Holly's Season 2 house tour extra, her mother says that Nia is on the chess team and a certificate is shown. Holly also says "Nia" means "purpose" in Swahili, and "champion" in Welsh.
  • Along with dance, music, and chess, Nia also has taken swimming, and had earned a purple belt in karate before giving up the sport, to focus on dance.[18] (c. 2011/2012) She also enjoys sculpting in glass, cooking, photography, collecting American dolls, and playing cards and Monopoly with her brother.[19][20] (2015)
  • In 2012, she was dancing four to five days for three to four hours.[9]
  • Nia is usually the one who keeps an eye out for Mackenzie, so the group doesn't accidentally lose track of her when moving around.[21] (2014)
  • In 2015, Holly explained her decision to return to the ALDC by saying that Abby does care about Nia, although maybe not so much for Holly herself.[22] According to Melissa, the show does not reveal how much Abby adores Nia.
  • She loves it when fans are excited to take pictures with her.[23]
  • In May 2015, her favorite song was Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood." [24]
  • Nia loves One Direction[25]
  • She also loves Fifth Harmony, and has often run into them in various places.[26]
  • Her favorite movie is The Wiz.[27][28] (2015)
  • Her favorite style of music is R&B.[29] (2015)
  • Her celebrity crush is Cody Simpson.
  • Her favorite solos have been "Goodbye Maya" and "Bye Felicia."[30] (2015)
  • Her favorite group dances have been "Amber Alert," "Where Have All The Children Gone," and "Free at Last."[31] (2015)
  • Her favorite place to visit is the beach.[32]
  • Nia doesn't like watching scary movies or watch.[33]
  • Her favorite dancer is Misty Copeland.[34] (2015)
  • Her favorite celebrities to follow on social media are Beyonce[35] and Zendaya.[36] (2015)
  • Due to RND, Nia was an inpatient at Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. In 2014 she returned to perform for other patients, along with Kendall, Mackenzie and Maddie. Holly is a board member with the Institute.
  • She's had braces twice, with a removal in mid-May 2014.[37]
  • After working with her for the "Freaks Like Me" music video, Todrick Hall complimented her for having an amazing singing voice.
  • Her favorite dance move is the Death Drop.[38] (2012) Excluding that, she likes side aerials.[39] (2015)
  • Her favorite thing about dance is that it is great exercise, energetic, and you can't stop doing it.[40] (c. 2011)
  • She was learning Mandarin Chinese when she was younger, and would like to return to studying the language again.[41] (2015)
  • Her favorite subject is spelling.[40] (c. 2011)
  • Abby tries to find Nia's thing in dance when it's acro, jazz, or lyrical.
  • Nia, along with several other members of the Dance Moms cast, appeared and starred in Todrick Hall's video "Freaks Like Me" as the Ursula and Princess Tiana. It was released on July 3rd, 2014. The music video can be seen in full here
  • Nia won Miss Sheer Talent at Nationals in Vegas. It is also her very first crown.
  • From the end of season 4.5, Nia would have done approximately 20 solos.
  • Her favorite color is any shade of pink.[42][40] (2015)
  • Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • In the fifth season, many fans have been concluding that Nia has left the ALDC, since she hasn't been with the girls at events recently, and took an Instagram pic with Chloe and Paige. However, Nia participated with the ALDC at a Jump competition unfilmed for the show (Feb 13th) after these rumors became prevalent; and Nia is listed specifically by name at as receiving a scholarship for an unfilmed Sheer Talent competition (Mar 7-9), two weeks after posting the photo with Chloe and Paige (Feb 24).[43]
    • With further rumors that Nia is attending Debbie Allen's Dance Academy, it may be worth noting that an Examiner report in 2012 had Nia taking a class there at that time.[44] In late 2014, Abby had been photographed warmly posing with Debbie, as well as visiting her Dance Academy.[45][46]
    • In May 2015, Nia told a reporter at the Reality TV Awards that she was definitely returning to the ALDC for the next season. Nia again responded to "rumor spreaders" later that month, stating that she and Holly were not leaving Dance Moms.[47] Nia partly explained by saying she had been with the studio since she was three, with Holly adding that Abby might not care about her so much, but did care about Nia.[48]
  • Nia got to perform her first song "Star in Your Own Life" alongside teammate JoJo Siwa in Melbourne, Australia at Federation Square on March 2015.[49]
  • Her favorite dance costume is the one of "Wonder Woman."[50] (2015)
  • Around 2011, she wanted to be a Rockette when she grows up, but if she doesn't dance, she would be an artist.[6][40]
  • As of Season 6.5, Nia is the only remaining original elite team member.

Filmography and discographyEdit

As herselfEdit

Year Series Notes
2011–presentDance MomsLead
2011Good Day L.A.Performed in group dance "This Is My Beauty"
2011The Today ShowGuest, with Abby, Chloe, Mackenzie, Maddie, and girls' moms (Search YouTube)
2012NightlineGuest (Video)
2012The ViewPerformed in group dance "Born to Dance"
2012Anderson LivePerformed in group dance "Private Eyes"
2012KatieGuest, with Abby, Holly, Christi, Chloe (Photo, Extra video)
2013The ViewPerformed in group dance "The Last Text"
2014Abby's Studio RescuePerformer and guest, "Delusions of Dance Grandeur" (with Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie) (Search YouTube)
2015Awesomeness TV Featured Guest (Link)
2015The View Performed in group dance "Together We Stand"

Music videosEdit

Year Song Song Artist Notes
2011"It's Like Summer"LUXSupporting
2012"Summer Love Song"Brooke HylandSupporting
2014"It's a Girl Party"Mack ZSupporting
2014"Freaks Like Me"Todrick Hall (WP)Co-lead, with Todrick, Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie and Payton
2015"Turn Up The Track"MattyBSupporting
2015"Star in Your Own Life"Nia Sioux (self)Lead
2015"Slay"Nia Sioux (self)
Coco Jones
2016"Young Love""Love in the Dark"
(cover artist: Allison Marshall; original artist: Adele)
Co-lead, with Wilson Mayo. Short concept dance film released June 22, 2016. Directed by Ryan Parma; choreographed by Richard Elszy.(Video).


Year Work Lead Artist Type Notes
2014"Freaks Like Me"Todrick HallSingleAdditional vocals
2015"Star in Your Own Life"Nia Sioux (self)SingleReleased with music video
2015"Star in Your Own Life remix"Nia Sioux (self)SingleReleased April 27, 2015
2015"Slay"Nia Sioux (self)
Coco Jones
SingleReleased with music video
2016"Ease on Down the Boulevard"Todrick Hall Co-lead with Todrick, Kendall, Maddie, Mackenzie, JoJo, Kalani and Brynn. Produced for ALDC LA commercial
2016"DJ Fav"Nia Sioux (self)SingleProduced for the movie "High Strung"


To view the image galleries for Nia Frazier, click here.

Dance Moms DancesEdit

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

Pre-Dance Moms DancesEdit



  • My Boyfriend's Back (with Kennedy Trent and Kylie Edwards) (Pictures)

Group DancesEdit

Pre-Dance Moms AwardsEdit


  • Satan's Little Lamb: 4th Overall at Dance Educators of America (2010, NYC)[51]
  • Satan's Little Lamb: 5th Overall at Dance Educators of America (Pittsburgh)
  • Waka Waka: 1st Overall at Dance Educators of America
  • Waka Waka: 3rd Overall at Dance Educators of America (Las Vegas)


  • My Boyfriend's Back: 1st Overall at Dance Educators of America

Group DancesEdit

  • All that Jazz: 5th Overall at Dance Educators of America (NYC)
  • The Chicks: 1st Overall at Dance Educators of America
  • Kissed a Boy: 2nd Overall at Dance Educators of America
  • Under the Weather: 5th Overall at Dance Educators of America
  • 5 Little Monkeys: 2nd Overall at Fire And Ice
  • 5 Little Monkeys: 1st Overall at Dance Masters of Pennsylvania

External linksEdit


  2. Bye Bye Pittsburgh
  6. 6.0 6.1
  7. Afterbuzz, April 2015
  9. 9.0 9.1
  11. Afterbuzz, April 2015
  12. Google Hangout, May 26, 2015
    Lifetime information in 2015 for Holly and Nia has not been updated since 2011
  18. (around 1:30 mark)
  19. Google Hangout, Birthday #2, 2015
    Nia: I definitely will be dancing with the ALDC next season.
    Christy Olson: Is that a "I already signed the contract"?
    Holly: No, it's not so much that we signed a contract...
    Nia: I danced there since I was three.
    Holly: Right. We've been here a long time... I really do think she likes Nia quite a bit. I don't know if she cares for me so much, but she does care for Nia. So.
  23. Arambulo Live 2015
  24. Arambulo Live 2015
  32. Arambulo Live 2015
  35. Arambulo Live 2015
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3
  42. Birthday Google hangout #2, 2015
  45. photo posing together at an evening event, the night before Abby appeared to be on "medication" at a competition with Murrieta Dance Project in Hello Hollywood, Goodbye Abby. Photo of Abby posing with Kaeli exists at same evening event.
  46. Abby visiting DADA 27 Sep 2014, photo including Kaeli
  47. "For the rumor spreaders.... @dancemomholly and I are not leaving #DanceMoms ❤️ have a nice day
    Nia: I definitely will be dancing with the ALDC next season.
    Christy Olson: Is that a "I already signed the contract"?
    Holly: No, it's not so much that we signed a contract...
    Nia: I danced there since I was three.
    Holly: Right. We've been here a long time... I really do think she likes Nia quite a bit. I don't know if she cares for me so much, but she does care for Nia. So.

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