Nia Sioux Frazier
Nia Sioux Frazier is a dancer, singer and an actor who is the last of the original members of Lifetime's dance reality show, ‘Dance Moms’, and appeared on the show for six seasons. Along with Maddie Ziegler and Kendall Vertes, Nia was featured in the February 2016 issue of ‘Seventeen’ magazine. Nia has also appeared on the cover of other magazines like ‘Big City Kids’ and ‘Sesi’. In 2015, Nia released her first single, "Star In Your Own Life" along with music video. Her second music video, "Slay", is a follow-up to the first one and is a motivational song to inspire her fans. Nia was offered a part in the off-Broadway 1960s-flavored dance show ‘Trip of Love’ at Stage 42 and performed there for six weeks starting in July 2016. Nia starred in a short dance concept film, "Young Love", along with Wilson Mayo. She has also revealed that she is filming for a movie.
- Nia began dancing at the age of three and joined Dance Moms when she was 10. Nia has been interested in music since she was a child. She can play the piano and the drums, and is also a songwriter. During 2015, she released a few songs and music videos which earned her the status of a verified artist on Spotify. After being offered a role in the off-Broadway show ‘Trip of Love’, she moved to New York in June, 2016, with her mother, and started preparing for her stage appearance which was scheduled for the next month.Growing up in New York City, Nia had the opportunity to watch 4-5 Broadway shows every year. She had always wanted to be a Broadway actor. She acknowledged that the invite from the off-Broadway show was a dream come true for her. Nia landed the role on her own, without any intervention from her dance coach Abby Lee Miller, who had connections there. Nia clarified in an interview that the creator, choreographer and director of ‘Trip of Love’, James Walski, who has been a fan of Dance Moms, picked her up to be a part of the show. Her musical numbers included her opening act "Wipe Out", 'fun' upbeat number “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” and a featured ballet duet, “Moon River”, which is her favorite as the piece was re-choreographed for her.What Makes Nia Sioux Frazier So Special
- Nia's hard work has made her a fan favorite in the dance show. She usually performs contemporary and musical theatre dance numbers and is often placed at the bottom of the pyramid. Nia intends to be a 'triple threat' by being a successful dancer, singer and an actor. She takes voice and acting lessons every week to prepare for her career goals. According to Nia, who is new to acting, acting is not too hard for her as "you’re acting while you’re dancing". She feels that you need to show emotions while dancing, and you need to bring "those emotions into words" when you are acting.Nia says she is never too busy to get in touch with her friends. Not only she hangs out with other ‘Dance Moms’ participants on her off-days, she remained friends with almost all the former participants that left the show at some point of time. She also likes to take time off her busy schedule to get in touch with her fans on various social media sites. She has 3.7 million followers on Instagram and 486k followers on Twitter.Beyond Fame
- After Nia landed a role in the off-Broadway show, ‘Trip of Love’, there were rumors of her leaving the dance reality show ‘Dance Moms’ during its sixth season. Considering how many of the participants left the show either due to altercations with Abby Lee Miller or after getting success outside the show, Nia and her close friend JoJo Siwa were thought to be the next ones in line. While her relationship with Abby has not always been smooth, Nia still credits her coach for whatever she has learned, and she stayed on the show for season 6. Later, her busy schedule cast shadow over the show's seventh season. However, reports say that she has been spotted with other members of the show during the filming of season 7.Behind The Curtains
Last Updated : November 02, 2016
- Born on June 20, 2001, Nia is the middle child of Holly Hatcher-Frazier and Evan Frazier Sr. She has two brothers, Evan Frazier Jr. and William Frazier. Holly, who has been on Dance Moms with Nia and who supports her through all her ventures, says that she keeps her well-grounded. She reminds her daughter that despite the success she has achieved, it may all be gone any day unless she puts in hard work and shows perseverance.
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