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Elliana Walmsley

Elliana Walmsley
Elliana Kathryn Walmsley

(2007-06-23) June 23, 2007 (age 12)
Years active2016–present

Elliana Kathryn Walmsley (born June 23, 2007)[1] is an American dancer. She became known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms. She is also on tour with 24/7 dance conventions and JUMP conventions.


Walmsley was born in Boulder, Colorado. She studied at Master Ballet Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona; Michelle Latimer Dance Academy in Greenwood Village, Colorado and EDGE Performing Arts Center and The Millennium Dance Complex, both in Los Angeles.[1]

She appeared in the web series The Brooke and Elliana Show with pop singer Brooke Butler.[citation needed] In 2016 she joined the US reality TV show Dance Moms, alongside her mother, Yolanda, during Season 6. She became a permanent member of the cast during Season 7 in 2017, before leaving at the end of that year. She returned for some episodes in season 8.[2][3]

In 2017, she participated in a national tour with castmate Maesi Caes to teach dance masterclasses and give solo performances.[citation needed] At the end of 2017, Walmsley originated the lead role of Grace in the musical Dance Divas Nutcracker, based on Cheryl Burke's book series: Dance Divas. It was performed off-Broadway from December 13[4] to December 17 at Theatre Row, New York City, where a portion of the money made went towards the charity "Dancers with Cancer".[citation needed]

She has garnered a social media following, with over 800,000 followers on Instagram and 50,000 YouTube subscribers.[citation needed]

In July 2017, she competed at the annual national dance competition The Dance Awards, held in Orlando, Florida. She finished in the top ten in the Mini Female Best Dancer category.[citation needed] In July 2018, representing the Michelle Latimer Dance Academy, Walmsley won the title of Mini Female Best Dancer at The Dance Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

In 2018, she participated in Dancing with the Stars: Juniors as a professional.[1]

In July 2019, she booked the starring role of Clara in the 2019/2020 Radio City Christmas Spectacular show alongside The Rockettes after pursuing the role for three years.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d Rolfe, Helen. "Why You Should Know Dance Darling Elliana Walmsley", Dance Spirit, November 23, 2018
  2. ^ "Elliana Walmsley". IMDb.
  3. ^ Sorren, Martha. "Elliana & Yolanda's Return to Dance Moms Is Already Causing So Much Drama", Woman's Day, July 10, 2019
  4. ^ "Dance Mom's Elliana Walmsley to Star in World Premiere of Dance Divas Nutcracker Off-Broadway". BWW News.
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