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
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
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.
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 AUDCAsia 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
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|Bend it Like Abby||French|
C'est La Vie
|Cirque du Solos||Captive Animal|
|Dance for Your Life||Finale|
|Get Into Character||Activism|
|Sabotage||Machine Vs. Humans|
|Dancing Through the Decades||1980's Pop|
I Want It Now
|Let the Dancing Begin||Paparazzi|
|Unleash The Monsters||Werewolf|
Va Va Voom
|In A New York Minute||Cabaret|
|Dance for Your Life||Finish Line||Lyrical||Brianna|
|Casting Special||Richy's Combo||Unknown|
Push It (La La La La)
Don't Catch Me
|Let the Dancing Begin||Let the Dancing Begin|
Good Girl/Bad Girl
|Unleash The Monsters||Unleash the Monsters|
Like a Monster
|Get Into Character||Get Into Character|
It's Good to be Me
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|Dancing Through the Decades||Dancing through the Decades|
Rise to the Top
|Happily Never After||Happily Never After|
|Bend it Like Abby||Harajuku||Unknown|
|Cirque du Solos||Circus|
|Dance for Your Life||Mama I Made It||Unknown|
AUDC Episode Results Table
- 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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