At only eleven years old, Asia Monet Ray has taken the dance world by storm. Born in Yorba Linda, California, she first took interest in gymnastics when she was just a toddler. Quickly realizing she had a natural athleticism and a love for movement, Asia’s parents enrolled her in figure skating lessons, with dance lessons soon following. As expected, she picked up both sports with ease and went on to win numerous awards in a short amount of time. Eventually, she stopped ice-skating to focus on dance, which she found to be her true passion. Often sweeping her competition away, she was a real threat to challengers of all ages and became known as a dance prodigy. Asia’s hard work paid off and at the tender age of five she made history by becoming the youngest StarPower National Championship winner to ever take the title. Her knack for picking up choreography and her ability to engage an audience have made her well known within the dance community. As she enters a new phase of her Hollywood career, it will be her charisma and loveable energy that take her to the next level of stardom.Fans everywhere are falling in love with Asia’s undeniable talent and charming personality. She made her television debut at six years old when she entered the first season of Lifetime’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Despite being the youngest in the competition, she wowed the judges and audience week after week with her hard-hitting, sassy moves. Asia beat competitors twice her age to make it to the finale, where she placed third overall. Afterwards, Asia joined Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior competition team on season 3 of Dance Moms. Fueled by competition and Abby’s tough love approach, she proved she was a champion by winning every single competition solo she performed. Dance Moms has remained one of Lifetime’s most watched show, and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV: Reality Show Category.
In addition, she has performed live at large venues including Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Universal CityWalk and the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk.Things are certainly not slowing down for Asia. She was most recently seen in the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning FX mini-series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, as Sydney Simpson. Produced and directed by Ryan Murphy, the series features a star-studded cast including Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, and John Travolta to name a few. She also caught the attention of another TV powerhouse, Shonda Rimes, who cast her as Jasmine in two back-to-back episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Her role earned her a Young Artist AwardNomination for Best Performance in a TV Series- Recurring Young Actress and a Young Entertainer AwardNomination for Best Guest Starring Young Actress 12 and Under -TV Series. Other TV credits include Major Crimes.
Asia has also become an Internet sensation. She showcased her talent on the Korean television show Miracle TV, alongside fellow dancer “Little Psy.” Their dance duet has accumulated over three million views on YouTube from fans all around the world. Asia also has a huge social media following, gaining one to two thousand Instagram followers per day. She rounded out her triple threat status with a role in the indie film Sister Code. As she matures, she is also continuing to turn heads with her incredible dance talent. Most recently, she performed alongside Mariah Carey in her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Asia is also showcasing her talents as a fashion designer. She has partnered with Target to design a new fashion line for the Gen Z kids titled “Art Class”. The line recently made its debut in Target stores nationwide.
As one of the most popular girls on Dance Moms, Asia was offered her own docu-series, Raising Asia, which premiered on Lifetime. The series followed the young performer alongside her mom, dad, and little sister Bella Blu. Fans enjoyed getting an inside look at her personal and family life, as well as her journey pursuing a singing career. While she is best known for her dancing, she is now venturing into the world of music. Her debut album titled “Asia Monet”, features 5 original songs inspired by her family, friends, and fans. The full LP is available for purchase or download on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify as well as on Asia’s website. She also released a Christmas single, “Christmas Time” in 2014, and has recently lent her vocal talent to several cover videos for popular songs such as “This Christmas,” Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You,” Katy Perry’s “Rise,” and Selena Gomez’s “Kill ‘Em with Kindness.”
When Asia is not busy showcasing her many talents, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the pool, the mall, or reading a good book. Her other hobbies are Sketching Fashion designs, Vlogging on her YouTube channel (Asia Monet Ray) . Going to concerts and songwriting. She also enjoys taking care of her dog Mochi , and her bird, Angel Bird.