Lilly Ketchman Talks “Dance Moms” In Exclusive Interview! (@LillyKetchman1)
1. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
My first real job was booking “Dance Moms” when I was 7 years old. It was an interesting start because I hadn’t auditioned. Abby Lee Miller actually found me on Instagram and reached out to me. I sent her videos of my dancing and she forwarded them to the producers of the show!
2. How would you describe your time on “Dance Moms”?
Being that Dance Moms is a reality show, it’s a rollercoaster ride! I try to just focus on the dancing but there is a LOT of drama all the time! We really do learn each dance in just a couple of hours (when we are lucky) before we compete every Saturday. That’s enough stress without the drama! Lol! On the flip side, I have improved so much as a dancer, love my teachers, Abby and Gianna, and have made lifelong friends!
3. What are you most excited about returning to the show after a two year hiatus?
I’m so excited to feel like a full member of the team. As a mini with the older girls I wasn’t always allowed to dance in every dance. Now I’m ready to dance to my hearts content!
4. How does it feel knowing that you’re the only returning cast member?
I was so surprised to learn I was the only returning cast member! It actually adds a lot of pressure because I know that Abby will have higher expectations for me. She won’t let me get away with any mistake or misunderstanding! It’s going to be a tough road but I will learn even more this season and I have some great high points!
5. What can fans expect to see from the new season?
All of my castmates are phenomenal dancers so they can expect to see AMAZING dances! We also really pushed the envelope and did some really controversial dances! I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction!
6. What are you most excited for fans to see?
I have a solo called Straight Escape…it’s my favorite by far! You will soon see why this dance stands out…let’s just say I had no arms!
7. Why do you think the show is still so popular after all these years?
Who can resist the dancing? And the drama of course! I just think it’s so fun to watch. Fans love to pick their favorite kids and their favorite moms and root them on throughout the season!
8. Are you working on any other projects you’d like to share with us?
I’ve been busy! I still designing Dancewear for my Lilly K Collection by Oh La La Dancewear. For the first time I can see my own collection for sale even at the flagship Capezio store in Times Square! So exciting! I also filmed a movie called The Truth about Santa Claus! I’m loving acting as much as dancing!
9. What are your social media handles?
YouTube: Lilliana Ketchman
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