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Gianna (left) with her mother (right)
Background Information
Gender Female
Age 16 (13 during filming)
Date of Birth November 20th, 1999[1]
Studio Dance on Q
Hometown Yardley, Pennsylvania
Competition Information
Season   2
Place   2nd
First Appearance
  Make It Count!
Episode Eliminated
  Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer
Friends and Family
Cindy (mother)
Michael (brother)
Nick (brother)
Trent (brother)
Other links
Gianna Song/Dance Guide
Search YouTube for Gianna Newborg
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Gianna Newborg is a fifteen-year-old dancer. She was a contestant on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Season 2. She was the runner up of Season 2.


Gianna had always had the passion for dancing and performing and her love for dancing has grown over the years. Gianna's favorite style of dance to perform and watch is lyrical. Gianna's specialties are jazz and lyrical and she has been dancing for nine years. If Gianna doesn't become a dancer, she would like to study and become a nurse. 

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

Gianna made it along with ten other dancers to Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition's second season. Gianna was quickly placed into the Madonna trio with Kalani and McKaylee, however, during the trio, Gianna fell on the floor but recovered. This placed her in the bottom three but she was spared because her trio was the best of the night. Gianna then won the group challenge, getting to choose her routine based off of the costume. She choose a contemporary lyrical routine that saved her from getting in the bottom. Gianna unfortunately ended up in the bottom three in week three but was spared by the judges. Gianna made a big recovery with her duet with Haley called "Show Stoppers" in Vegas week. Abby couldn't find anything negative to say about Gianna's performance. Gianna made it into the next week and then the next after her duet with Kalani called "Twisted." Then she had a duet with Ally based on the Broadway show Nine and passed again. Gianna ran into trouble and drama when she was paired with McKaylee for Fairytales week. Her mother, Cindy was harsh on her this week and when she landed in the bottom two, she called out her daughter, believing she wasn't giving 100%. However, Gianna said she has been giving 100%. Even through that, she was spared. During Wild West week, Gianna finally got the solo she and her mother wanted. Gianna improved from the previous week but landed in the bottom three. Gianna was saved form elimination from Tina, who had the power to save someone in the bottom three from getting eliminated. In the Nightmares week she is given a zombie solo which was well received by the judges and moved on to next week. Gianna was picked last in the 'Diva Chain' and was stuck with a jazz funk solo about Marie Antoinette. Richy and Rachelle loved her performance but Abby wasn't a big fan. Even so, Gianna moved on. Next week  during the 'Down the Rabbit Hole" theme, Gianna won the group challenge for portraying her character the best and got to pick all of the solos. She performs a solo about the Mad Hatter and once again Abby isn't a huge fan but due to Richy, and Rachelle's support she's named the top performer of the night. However, everyone is safe, so she moves on to the final four once again. For the final group challenge, she chose her zombie solo as her encore performance and was spared from elimination after Abby commended her choice. In the finale, Rachelle said that she was slightly outshined by the other two finalists in the group dance, and received some technique critiques from Davis Robbertson, the guest judge from the Joffery Ballet School. Gianna's final solo was reviewed very well by Richy and Rachelle, highly praised by Davis, and, of course, critiqued by Abby. Gianna took home the runner-up title.

AUDC Performances


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Safe/Eliminated
Wild West Showdown Nashville's Sweetheart
Call Me
Lyrical Safe
Your Worst Nightmare Zombie Dreams Jazz Funk Safe
Divas in the House Let Them Eat Cake
The Things We Do For Fashion
Jazz Funk Safe
Down the Rabbit Hole Mad Hatter
Don't Stop
Jazz Funk Safe
Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer Zombie Dreams Encore Challenge Jazz Funk Safe
Contemporary RUNNER-UP


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s) Safe/Eliminated
Dare to Be You Two Sides of a Star
Die to Feel Alive
Lyrical Contemporary Trinity Safe
Vegas Show Stoppers Show Stoppers
Jazz Haley Safe
Anything Can Happen Twisted Lyrical Kalani Safe
Broadway Backstabbers Eight
Salsa Funk Ally Safe
Fairytales Come to Life Pinocchio
I'm Alive
Jazz Funk McKaylee Safe


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s) Safe/Eliminated
Make It Count! Madonna Tribute
Jazz Kalani
Gods and Mortals Hades and Lost Souls
Modern Funk Chloe


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s) Safe/Eliminated
Wild West Showdown Country Hoedown
They're Playing Our Song
Unknown Safe
Your Worst Nightmare Haunted Marionette
The Witching Hour
Ballet Safe
Divas in the House Divalicious
On Lock
Jazz Safe
Down the Rabbit Hole Down the Rabbit Hole
Unknown Safe
Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer The Contenders
Dare You To Love

AUDC Episodes Results Table

Episode  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12 
Bottom Safe
Bottom Safe Top Safe Bottom Bottom Top Safe Top


  • In a video interview, Cindy has stated that she did not want to be on television; and it was Gianna's own initiative that obtained and filled-out the application forms, hoping to be accepted by the show.
  • Gianna remained friends with McKaylee after filming, visiting the True Dance Center (including a video posted on YouTube); and referring to McKaylee as her "bff/audc twinnie" on Twitter.[2]

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