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Nickname(s): Paigey Mack
(by friends and family)
Gender: Female
Born: November 1, 2000[1][2]
Age: 14
Home: Murrysville, PA
Occupation: Dancer
8th in 2014/2015 schoolyear[3]
Affiliations: Abby Lee Dance Company (former)
Height: 5' 5" (May 2014)
Est. Adult Ht: 5' 6"
Friends and Family
Parents: Kelly Hyland
Randy Hyland
Siblings: Brooke Hyland (older sister)
Josh Hyland (older brother)
Friends: Chloe Lukasiak
Nia Frazier
Brandon Pent
Nick Dobbs
Asia Monet Ray
Kendall Vertes
Payton Ackerman
Pets: Buddy (dog)
Autographs Paige signature
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
Last: Big Trouble in the Big Apple
Quick Links
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Paige Mackenzie Hyland is the daughter of Randy and Kelly Hyland, and the younger sister of Brooke and Josh Hyland. Like Brooke, she is talented at acrobatic dancing.

Like her sister Brooke, Paige has not appeared on the show since the fight between Abby and Kelly in the fourth season episode Big Trouble in the Big Apple. Kelly has repeatedly said that members of her family will not return to the show.

Kelly has stated in the past that her daughters will continue dancing elsewhere. In 2015, Paige has said that she sometimes takes classes at various places, but does not train regularly at any one studio.[4] Since leaving Dance Moms, Paige also posts videos on her YouTube channel.

Miscellaneous information

  • Paige's favorite style of dance is musical theater, but her favorite to watch is acro.[5]
  • She was first in a trio with Chloe Lukasiak and Maddie Ziegler since she was four.
  • Her best friend since she was two is Chloe Lukasiak, and with their physical resemblance, the two are called "twinnies".[6]
  • Paige wanted to be a Rockette, but if she doesn't dance, she wants to be a physical therapist[5] or work with mentally challenged kids.[7]
  • Her nickname is Paigey Mack.
  • Her favorite subject is math.[5]
  • Maddie has called her the wildest person she has ever met.[8]
  • Her dog's name is Buddy.
  • She got braces around late July of 2012. Like Brooke's, they were removed by early May, 2014.[9]
  • Paige's mother used to dance at Abby Lee Dance Company, but she quit to become a cheerleader.
  • Paige made a minor cameo in Drop Dead Diva in a video used to testify against Abby.
  • Brooke, Paige and Kelly have all tweeted that they will be in the movie Untapped.
  • She has said her favorite color was purple.[5]
  • Her Zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • During the third season, Abby began stating that Brooke and Paige were not really part of her studio, but only showed up to shoot the show.[10]
  • During part of her time on the show, Paige had a celebrity crush on Justin Bieber.
  • According to Kelly in Boy Crazy, Mom Crazy, Paige thinks of Christi as a second mom.
  • Paige was the first dancer to forget a solo on stage.
  • With the time that Paige has been featured on Dance Moms, she has done approximately 11 solos shown on the show.
  • She was in the fourth grade, almost in fifth in when filming first began.
  • Kelly has often thought Paige was one year younger than she actually was.[11]
  • Her favorite stores are Target and Nordstrom.

Paige Hyland

As herself

Year Series Notes
2011–2014Dance MomsLead
2011Good Day L.A.Performed in group dance "This Is My Beauty"
2012NightlineGuest (Video)
2012The ViewPerformed in group dance "Born to Dance"
2012Anderson LivePerformed in group dance "Private Eyes"
2013The ViewPerformed in group dance "The Last Text"

Music videos

Year Song Artist Notes
2011"It's Like Summer"LUXSupporting
2012"Summer Love Song"Brooke HylandSupporting

In Dance Moms

Abby had called Paige tall and beautiful, complimented her acro abilities, and praised her potential as a professional dancer[12]; but also criticized her commitment to training. Paige was usually situated at the bottom of the pyramid. The reasons for Paige being at the bottom also include her solos often being pulled by Kelly, because of arguments with Abby.

Season 1

  • In The Competition Begins, Paige was one of the first to be at the bottom of the pyramid, with Nia and Mackenzie.
  • In Stealing the Show, Paige needed new music for her solo. The music arrived late the night before competition, and she became flustered during her performance.
  • Her solo "Hot List" was briefly seen in She's a Fighter.
  • Her solo "People" at the time of Love on the Dance Floor was not shown for that episode, but was later broadcast in the special Abby's Dance-a-Thon.
  • In From Ballerinas to Showgirls, Kelly became angry when Paige's costume did not fit, and pulled her solo.
  • In Cathy Brings It On, Kelly hired Mike Munich to choreograph a solo for Paige, but Paige became upset, worrying that Abby would not like it, and that there was insufficient time to learn the routine. The routine was not performed.
  • In It All Ends Here, she performed a duet at Nationals with her sister Brooke.
  • In There's Only One Star, she had a prominent role in the music video for It's Like Summer. It is widely believed that she, rather than Maddie, was one of the two girls under serious consideration to play the younger-version of Lux, the music artist; the role instead went to Chloe.

Season 2

  • In Jill on the Rampage, Paige won first place with her solo, "Make Some Noise."
  • In Bullets and Ballet, Paige was placed at the top of the pyramid, but ended up crying when Abby screamed at her in practice. Kelly described Paige as a "sensitive kid" because she is easily upset by arguments and criticisms.
  • In Night of the Living Dancers, Paige was next to Abby when she threw a chair in the general direction of Kelly (who was upstairs); Abby then spoke rudely to Paige about her mother. Paige reacted by crying and wishing to go home, but was happy to return to the studio (and her friends) the next day. At the competition, Kelly pulled solos by both Brooke and Paige, when she discovered that Maddie would be dancing.
  • In I Know What You Did Last Competition, she and Brooke were both put on probation, because Kelly pulled their solos in the previous episode.
  • In How Do You Like Them Apples?, Paige had the probation status removed. Paige was afraid Abby would yell at her when Kelly re-choreographed her solo without permission; the predicted outcome occurred, with Paige crying on Kelly's lap, and giving her mother a second look when she accepted responsibility for creating the situation.
  • In Guess Who's Back?, Abby criticized Paige's kindness and sociability as distractions from improving during rehearsals. She performed well with her solo "Crème de La Crème," but later broke her foot experimenting with a standing back tuck in the dressing room.
  • In Break a Leg, Paige was told by doctors she could not dance for four to six weeks. Abby had her sit and take notes during practice, with Paige still attending competitions.
  • In Solo Fever, Paige was released from the restrictive boot. However, she was still suffering from the pain and couldn't do many of her tricks. In extras, Abby seemed to kindly console her after the solo, and told her it would take a long time to recover; but Abby was far less sympathetic about the dance in what was actually broadcast in the next episode.
  • In Nationals 90210, Paige cried from the continuing pain in her foot, and Abby gave her a physically simple role in the group dance. Kelly was upset when Abby suggested that Paige might need to see a pediatrician, and Kelly took her daughter on a modeling photo shoot. The season ended with Kelly unsure if she wished to return in the next season.
  • In the Reunion Specials[which ones?], Kelly speculated that because Abby wasn't a mother, she didn't understand how much the children under her care look up to her, and crave her approval.[citation needed] Abby thought she understood, and wanted them to keep craving it, as motivation. Abby then said that she had no problems with Paige outside dance, but expected more from her when she stepped into the studio.

Season Three

  • In the preseason special, Kelly complained that out of all the girls, Abby was meanest to Paige. Kelly then gave a story illustrating how much Paige desired Abby's approval, by the special care Paige put into inviting Abby to her Catholic communion. Abby listened in uncharacteristic silence, and Kelly ended the episode in tears.
  • In The Beginning of the End, Kelly, Brooke and Paige discussed whether they should return to the ALDC. The Hylands decided to return two episodes later in But I'm a National Champion! (at the same time the other moms returned from their parking lot sit-in.)
  • In Rotten to the Core, she is given a duet with Nia, assigned by perceived personality types. Paige is the "Wild Child," while Nia is the "Wallflower." When Holly calls Abby a "monstrosity of evil," the duet is canceled, but is performed in the next episode.
  • In The Apple of Her Eye, Paige received a duet with Chloe, one that had been put on hold for years. In a one-to-one conversation, Abby told Paige that she has it all: she's tall, lean and gorgeous; but she does not go through A and B and C to get to D. Abby invites Paige to make her eat crow, and they end their discussion with an affectionate hug. Kelly seemed pleased at Abby's treatment.
  • At sometime at or before the filming of Candy Apple Showdown, Abby began to complain in Masters classes that Paige and Brooke were no longer really part of her studio, but only showed up to shoot the show.[13] (Kelly would later state that they had not been part of Abby's studio since prior to Season 1.[14])
  • In Candy Apple Showdown, Cathy and Anthony Burrell criticized Paige in the audience, and Abby called Paige down and had her confront the two. In a following special, Cathy accused Abby of creating this as a set-up.
  • At some point in the season,[when?] Kelly had said she was staying out of fights to obtain better treatment for her children, and it was working.[citation needed]
  • In Recital Rebellion, Abby had the idea of teaching Paige a solo the day of the ALDC showcase. Kelly lost her temper and yelled that the show was "staged," and Abby kicked Kelly out while telling someone else to call the police. The Hylands were missing from Abby's studio in the next two episodes.
  • An Afterbuzz interview and other information[15][16] indicate that multiple dancers from AUDC and elsewhere were brought into the ALDC around this time in filming; but whatever the plans were for them, they were canceled, and none appeared on the show.
  • During Gone, Abby Gone, Paige was shown appearing startled when an absent Abby can be heard on the phone, saying she will return when "Brooke and Paige get the hell out of my studio."
  • In Divas Las Vegas, Paige was afraid of Abby, who had been furious at the Hylands in recent episodes. Paige suffered anxiety attacks during group rehearsals. After Paige similarly broke down during her solo at the competition (taught by a guest choreographer), Abby showed a desire to fix their relationship, and Kelly began to think there was some hope between them.

Season Four

  • Through most of Season 4, Abby seemed pleased with Paige, placing her in the middle of the pyramid in four out of eight episodes (compared to 6 out of 23 opportunities in Season 3; and 3 out of 26 episodes in the middle or higher in Season 2.) In the Dance Moms Cares Special, Kelly seemed to believe the relationships between Abby and her family were mending, and Paige gave her affection to Abby during a phone call.
  • In Welcome Back... Now Don't Get Too Comfy, Abby states at pyramid that they have been saying for years that it would all click for Paige when she was a teenager, and that she would become amazing; then Abby notes she is almost a teenager.
  • In Big Trouble in the Big Apple, Paige was criticized by a mother at auditions for her a la secondes, but was cheered when Paige proved the mother wrong to the satisfaction of the audience. Kelly was angry when Paige's duet with Chloe placed second, only behind another duet by Maddie and Kalani, when the latter pair were not expected to compete. When Abby criticized Brooke's enthusiasm for dancing, a fight with Kelly ensued, which turned physical. Later we were told that Kelly was arrested because of the fight, and Kelly and her daughters were banned from the studio. It appears very likely that this was the final appearance of Paige and her sister on the show.
  • For information concerning lawsuits made against Abby and the producers on behalf of Paige, see Kelly's page.

Pre-Dance Moms Dances

Pre-Dance Moms Solos

Pre-Dance Moms Trios

Pre-Dance Moms Group Dances

Pre-Dance Moms Awards


  • Brave New Girl: 3rd Overall at Dance Educators of America (2009, NYC)[17]
  • Honey Bun: 1st Overall at Dance Educators of America (2010, NYC)[18]
  • Boys Boys Boys: 2nd Overall at Dance Educators of America (2011, Las Vegas)[19]

Group Dances

  • My Hair Looks Fierce 3rd 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
  • All that Jazz: 5th Overall at Dance Educators of America (New York Nationals)
  • Charleston: 3rd Overall at Dance Educators of America (Pittsburgh Regionals)
  • The Chicks: 1st Overall at Dance Educators of America

Dance Moms Dances

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


 It's the ALDC Showcase! 
 Paige, "When Stars Collide"
 Oh my god, my mom said she used to be a good dancer. 
 Paige, "When Stars Collide"
 I don't want to dance without Chloe. I don't have my twin power. 
 Paige, "Rotten to the Core"
 when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile! 
 Twitter profile
 She said you and Abby should be best friends, because you're all jealous. 
 Paige, "Boy Crazy, Mom Crazy"
 I think the other moms are crazy, 'cuz they just let Abby do mean things to their kids. 
 Paige, Meet and Greet 12/8/13 Washington DC[20]


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External Links


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  11. correcting and at least several occasions in the second and third seasons
  14. Dance Moms Meet & Greet Fort Lee, NJ (7.13.2014)
    "we've not been a part of Abby's studio since before the show started, but they wanted us for the show for Dance Moms, so we only dance with the show for Dance Moms, and we've actually been trying to get off the show since Season 1."

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