Nia Sioux Opens Up About Skipping ‘Dance Moms: The Reunion’

Nia Sioux shares her side of the story! Like the majority of the original Dance Moms the cast reunited for the Lifetime special about the dance studio directed by Abby Lee Millera familiar face was missing.

Nia chose not to attend the Dancing Moms: The reunion special that featured his fellow dancers JoJo SiwaBrooke and Paige Hyland, Chloe Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker and Kendall Vertes.

In a new TikTok, the 22-year-old dancer and student shared the reason she wasn’t participating in the special.

“The reason is pretty simple. I just didn’t want to do it,” Nia explained. “Some people think it’s because I had sorority stuff, no, I don’t. Some people think it’s because I’m in school. I’m in school , but it wouldn’t have been a problem. I just didn’t want to do it, and that’s a pretty good answer and reason.”

She added that she felt no animosity toward her friends and fellow dancers, noting, “I love the girls and I’m really happy for them. And I’m really happy that they can share how they felt and their experiences. But it’s just something I decided not to do and that’s okay!”

Nia Sioux attends the world premiere of Mean Girls at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 8, 2024.Jason Mendez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

Nia also made it clear that her decision to opt out had nothing to do with her feelings about her time on the show.

“I always say I’m grateful for it,” she said of Dance Moms. “This is where I come from. This is how I got my start. This is why I have such an amazing life now, really.”

Nia’s mother, Dr. Holly Frazier, who also appeared on the show, commented on her video, writing, “Proud mom!!! Always follow your lead!! ❤️❤️❤️”

Pal Brooke Hyland, who opted to appear on the special, also commented: “I love you 💘”

Besides Nia, dancers Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler also opted out of the reunion special, and their absence was widely discussed.

During the special, Siwa spoke out against the dancers who chose not to come, saying, “If they’re not here, it’s like, ‘Let me erase my past, pretend like nothing happened, throw it down the drain,’ while It’s like that’s why you are who you are.

However, when the cast spoke with ET’s Rachel Smith after filming the special, they were more understanding of their former fellow dancers’ decisions.

"I don’t think it has anything to do with us," Hyland told ET. “I think they love us and we have our own relationship and that’s why we had a birthday party and we had a lot of fun. But I think it takes a lot to revisit those feelings and it doesn’t isn’t something everyone is ready for.”

Dancing Moms: The reunion airs Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.


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