What’s Life Like as a ‘Dance Mom’?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on March 17, 2013
Dance Moms
The cast of "Dance Moms" filming at Mohegan Sun on June 29, 2011. Photo by Scott Gries
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What can you tell me about Christi Lukasiak of “Dance Moms”?
Sue Elliott, Bakersfield, Calif.

Lukasiak, 35, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., where the reality series is filmed, owned a local children’s fitness franchise until recently. A member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority while attending Gannon University in Erie, she married her college sweetheart, Marc, and they have two daughters, Chloe, 11, and Clara, 3. Of the mothers and daughter at the Abby Lee Dance Company, she says, “We have all known each other for about 10 years and have a family relationship. All the moms are like sisters. We can get nasty and fight, but we still love each other.”