Kalani Hilliker is well known as an American dancer, model, and television personality who won over audiences for her appearances on Dance Moms beginning in season 4 and especially on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (AUDC) and, from which she quickly became Abby's favorite for her flexibility, technique, and natural look of a dancer. She also acquires further acclaim when she has also been featured on Shake It Up, and the ABC Family original series Bunheads.
Kalani Hilliker was born as a daughter of Kira Girard and Matthew Hilliker. She became a member of the dance group, AKsquared at the age of 11. She landed a small role in one episode of the short-lived ABC Family television series Bunheads. Hilikier joined a competition in the second season of AUDC as well.
Kalani Hilliker has a younger brother named Jax Hilliker and a step-father, David Newman.