Tell us about your story. Who is Chloé?
Hi, I’m Chloé! You may know me from Dance Moms and I have recently filmed 5 movies. I am a dancer, actress, author, and producer! I am 16 years old and when I am not working, I’m reading or spending time with family/friends. I also have plans to go to college!
How did dancing start for you?
I was 2 years old and my mom thought every little girl should take a dance class. My cousin was taking classes at a studio that was about 10 minutes away from me and I went there.
What was your reaction when you were brought onto a reality TV show (“Dance Moms”) at such a young age? Was the transition from “normal” childhood to fame instant?
I thought it was crazy at first. There was cameras capturing our every move and I was traveling every weekend to compete. No, it was not instant fame. The two things that I previously mentioned were the only things that changed in my life. I was still attending public school, I was still living in Pittsburgh, and nothing had drastically changed. Honestly, only about a year ago did I realize the impact that Dance Moms had.
With Dance Moms ending, do you find it easier to work when you don’t get sucked into the competition?
I don’t know if Dance Moms is for sure ending but yes, I do. I am able to focus on my goals and my career rather than competing at a dance competition every weekend.
Earlier this year, your first book “Girl On Pointe: Chloé's Guide to Taking On The World” had it’s release. Can you tell us about the book and your motivation behind releasing it?
Girl on Pointe is about my life. It’s about my childhood, my time on DM, leaving the show and returning, beginning to act, etc. I kind of think of it as a self-help or an advice book as well. I’m still young and I don’t know everything but I’ve experienced a lot so I try to pass on the knowledge that I’ve picked up over the years. Growing up I loved reading and writing and I wanted my fans to know my whole story.
Both online and in your book, you touch on the negative effects bullying has had on you. Do you feel like leaving your personal life open to public scrutiny makes the healing process harder?
Yes, I do believe it makes it harder. However, everyone goes through tough times and I wanted to share my experience. I don’t want people to feel alone. I want them to know that I’ve been there, too. I’ve been at the really low, really difficult times and I got through it. They can, too and I hope I help them in some way during those times by sharing my story.
Is there a piece of advice someone has given you that has stuck with you?
I feel like I’ve gotten so much advice over the years. My dad always sends me quotes when I’m feeling defeated or having a lazy day that really help me but I carry with me all of the advice that I’ve received over the years.
How would you describe your personal style?
Feminine with an edgy twist!
Top 3 songs in your playlist right now?
“I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen, “You’ve Got the Love” by Florence + The Machine, and “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.
Any upcoming projects?
A movie that I worked on over the summer is being released in May, I’m working on another one around the same time, I’ve been crazy busy but I’m going to be filming YouTube videos again, The Irreplaceables Tour is going international, and I am working on a fun project that has to do with fashion!
If you were given the chance and opportunity to help a specific charity, what would it be and why?
I’ve worked with Children’s Hospitals in the past and I was a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I would love to continue working with Children’s Hospitals and UNICEF.