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   nAsia Monet Ray
Asia 2015 Headshot
Background Information
Gender Female
Age 9 (6/7 on AUDC)
Date of Birth August 10th, 2005
Occupation Dancer
Gymnast
Studio Just Plain Dancin'
Abby Lee Dance Company (guest)
Affiliations Orange County Performing Arts Academy
Bloc Talent Agency
Hometown Corona, California
Competition Information
Season   1
Place   3rd
Favored Genres
  Jazz
Hip-Hop Funk
Disfavored Genres
  Lyrical
First Appearance
  Casting Special
Episode Eliminated
  Dance for Your Life
Friends and Family
Parents
Kristi Ray (mother)
Shawn Ray (father)
Siblings
Bella Blu (Younger Sister)
Other links
Search YouTube for Asia Monet Ray
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Asia Monet Ray is a nine year old dancer who competed in the first season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and a former member of the ALDC in Dance Moms. Asia came in 3rd place on Season 1

Profile

Asia ray was enrolled in dance at the age of 2 by her mother who was a gymnast, fitness competitor, and athlete when she was younger. Asia's favorite style of dance to perform is Jazz and Hip-Hop Funk. She also loves to watch all styles of dance. If Asia won $100,000 from the show, then she share it with those who have helped her on her dance journey and save some for more dance training. If Asia doesn't dance professionally, then she would love to be a choreographer.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

Season 1

Asia was one of the 14 finalists in the casting final. Asia was the last one to make it onto the show, beating Amanda K and making Asia the youngest on the show. Asia was place into the Hip-Hop trio for ther first week. Asia made it onto the next week but landed in the bottom 3 for her performance. Asia landed in the bottom 2 in the next week but her duet partner Tua was sent home instead. Asia made it into week 4 and then made it into week 5, where she and Lexine were praised as the top dancers for the week. Asia continued into week 6 and won the improv challenge. Asia was able to pick her routine and she passed the week. Asia landed in the bottom 2 in week 7 and week 8 but made it pass both weeks. Asia made it into the finale with Madison and Brianna. Asia's place in the competition was constantly questioned by the other mothers and sometimes even the other dancers because her technique wasn't up to where the other dancers and Abby was always pointing out her sickled feet and other technical mistakes but she was a stunning performer. Asia was the subject of many of the arguments between Kristi and the other mothers, mainly Yvette and Coreen. Asia worked with Abby for her final solo in her mentoring session. Abby and Asia talked about her technique. Asia performed the trio and was caught for lip-syncing the piece and being off. Asia performed her solo as well, which received positive reception from all the judges. Asia placed 3rd in the competition. She was beaten by Madison O'connor and Brianna Haire. 

Season 2

Asia appeared Divas in the House as a guest. She competed against the other girls, beating Gianna, Trinity, and JoJo. She later judged the group and choose Kalani over McKaylee. She also attended the stage show with her mother Kristi and sister Bella, Then she attended the Season 2 finale.

Post AUDC

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Asia promoting "Raising Asia"

Asia joined the cast of Dance Moms in Season 3 Episode 14 and joined the Elite Competition Team. Asia was in many of the groups and got a few solos before her departure in the Season 3 finale. During her time on Dance Moms, her solos were undefeated. Asia left the show with her mother for opportunities in L.A. Asia has since been working and recently performed at the 2014 Kids Choice Awards with AUDC contestant and close friend Jordyn. Asia has been working on her album and has gotten her own show on Lifetime called "Raising Asia."

On Dance Moms

For information on Asia's time on Dance Moms, please follow this link.

AUDC Performances

Solos

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style
Happily Never After Wicked Witch of the West
Dong Dong
Modern
Bend it Like Abby French
C'est La Vie
French
Cirque du Solos Captive Animal
Animal
Jazz
Dance for Your Life Finale
Swagger
Jazz

Duets

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Get Into Character Activism
Ugly
Funk Tua
Sabotage Machine Vs. Humans
Machines Mix
Jazz Funk Brianna
Dancing Through the Decades 1980's Pop
I Want It Now
Pop Lexine

Trios

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Let the Dancing Begin Paparazzi
Rumors
Hip-Hop Jordyn
Lexine
Unleash The Monsters Werewolf
Va Va Voom
Jazz Elisabeth
Hadley
In A New York Minute Cabaret
Own It
Cabaret Lexine
Madison
Dance for Your Life Finish Line Lyrical Brianna
Madison

Groups

Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Casting Special Richy's Combo Unknown
Robin's Combo
Push It (La La La La)
Unknown
Abby's Combo
Don't Catch Me
Lyrical
Let the Dancing Begin Let the Dancing Begin
Good Girl/Bad Girl
Unknown
Unleash The Monsters Unleash the Monsters
Like a Monster
Unknown
Get Into Character Get Into Character
It's Good to be Me
Unknown
In A New York Minute In a New York Minute Unknown
Sabotage Warriors Unknown
Dancing Through the Decades Dancing through the Decades
Rise to the Top
Unknown
Happily Never After Happily Never After
Mystic Tryst
Unknown
Bend it Like Abby Harajuku Unknown
Cirque du Solos Circus
Spotlight
Unknown
Dance for Your Life Mama I Made It Unknown

AUDC Episode Results Table

Episode  CS   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
Bottom Safe Bottom Bottom Safe Top Safe
CW
Bottom Bottom Top 3rd place

Trivia

  • Out of all the AUDC contestants who appeared on Dance Moms (Zack Torres and Hadley Walkts) Asia has had the most screen time.
  • Asia typically holds fan events with fellow AUDC contestant Jordyn Jones. 
  • Asia was undefeated with her solos during her time in ALDC.
  • Asia and Jordyn have known each other prior to the show. 
  • Asia and Kalani are both tied for being in the bottom the most (5 times each)
  • Asia has been named "Abby's Ultimate diva"
  • Asia is the only dancer to be getting her own Lifetime spinoff show
  • Asia is most likely now a professional dancer


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