The multi-talented American singer, dancer, and TV personality Brooke ‘Maria’ Hyland, is famous for performing in  Lifetime’s dancing reality show “Dance Moms” and is also a popular celebrity family member.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Brooke Hyland was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 30 January 1998, in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, which makes her 23 years old as of 2021. She was born to Randy and Kelly Hyland and is their eldest daughter, and has a brother and a sister named Josh (hockey player) and Paige (a dancer) respectively. She comes from German, Irish, French and English descent. Hailing from a family of dancers, Hyland grew up very passionate about dancing.

Brooke started taking dance lessons when she was nine years old – she would shortly afterward join the Abby Lee Dance Company, eventually leaving in 2014. She attended Franklin Regional High School and matriculated to Ohio University in 2016 to take a Business Major, studying Marketing & Information System Management. While she was in college, the American dancer worked for Northwestern Mutual insurance firm as a marketing intern, and was also a Learning Community Head on campus. She relocated to Los Angeles shortly after graduating.

Hobbies and Interests

Brooke is physically active, and is a fitness fanatic who hits the gym every day without fail, to maintain her athletic physique. She also enjoys swimming.

She likes spending time with friends – sometimes traveling – and has toured many European destinations with her former college classmates; she likes going on shopping sprees whenever she visits a new city.

Brooke is a pet lover and has kept a cat, but has not revealed its name to the public.

The Pennsylvanian dancer likes spending her free time outdoors participating in adventurous activities.

Hyland likes playing hockey, and supports the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League.

She also enjoys eating spicy seafood, and Italian cuisine.

When she’s not working, she passes time watching late-night-movies – her favorite entertainers are Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne while her best-loved shows are “Handmaid Tale” and “Game of Thrones.”

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Career

“Dance Moms”

Brooke starred in the reality show “Dance Moms” in 2011 – it was created by Abby Lee to showcase the talents and training of dance students, and she made appearances together with her sister and mother. When the show was beginning, everyone regarded Brooke as Abby’s favorite dancer (also the oldest permanent dancer on the team) but as time passed, she started losing interest in dancing and subsequently her relationship with her trainer Abby began declining – this was sparked by her mother’s altercation with Abby in the show’s fourth season in late 2013. Hyland revealed that being cast in “Dance Moms” changed her perspective of life, and despite being strenuous, it helped her develop a great work ethic. After it ended, they (together with Paige) quit dancing but continued keeping in touch with some of its cast.

Career as a Musician

On top of being a seasoned dancer, Hyland also comes in as a pop singer, who released her first single in 2012 entitled “Summer Love Song” and later her debut self-titled album. Some of her popular releases include “Wonder,” “Mean to Me,” and “I Hurt.” In total, her releases have close to a million streams on Spotify; she also has close to 50,000 followers, and around 5,000 monthly listeners on the platform.

Career on YouTube

Ironically, after leaving “Dance Moms,” Brooke’s fame increased, which prompted her to create a YouTube channel in 2016, and thereafter created a Question and Answer (Q&A) video to introduce herself to her new fans. She’s uploaded several videos, her most-viewed in 2021: “Reacting to Dance Moms,” “Hyland Sisters Q&A,” and “What I’ve Been Up To Since Dance Moms.”

Brooke is fond of posting lifestyle and fashion videos too, and from time to time, she creates videos featuring herself reacting to her previous “Dance Moms” moves, collaborating with her sister Paige to create most of her videos. Since 2016, her videos have attracted a total of more than 6.2 million views.

Career as an Influencer Marketer

As soon as she graduated from Ohio University, Hyland was taken on by a fashion brand, to work in the entry-level position in the marketing and public relations office. She was soon promoted to become their brand ambassador, and was tasked with finding popular social media influencers who would work with her company to market their merchandise.

Social Media Presence

Brooke is famous on several social media platforms, and has around 3.5 million Instagram followers (@brookehyland). She is active on Twitter (@brookhyland1) with over half a million followers, and additionally has more than 425,000 fans on Facebook.

Brooke was also a volunteer at Jamie’s  Dream Team and Make-a-Wish America  in 2013. She is also a human rights activist, who has partnered with UR: Anti-Bullying (as a public speaker).

Personal Life, Rumours, and Controversies

Brooke prefers to keep away from the public eye, but was previously known to be dating Nolan Betts, an Instagram sensation, but separated a few months later due to personal differences. She later started dating Tristen Rose who is an Ohio-born Instagram superstar – he was her high school lover.

Hyland’s parents separated recently – her father is still living in her birth-town, together with his son Josh. Her mother, on the other hand, relocated to Florida. Since all Brooke’s siblings are now adults, she admitted that their separation didn’t affect them very much, and that they’ve made peace with their decision, which she revealed through a YouTube video.

Brooke now lives in Austin, Texas with a roommate, and her sister visits her often – Paige lives in Pittsburgh. Brooke hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Rumours and Controversies

Brooke and her sister Paige left “Dance Moms” abruptly after a heated argument between their mother Kelly and their dance teacher and founder of Abby Lee M. Dance Company turned physical. The altercation saw Kelly arrested and sued for assault, for allegedly slapping and pulling Abby’s hair. However, a Bronx Supreme Court judge dropped their case in 2015, but Kelly was ordered  to go for counseling for a few days, and was also instructed to stay away from the dancing instructor for half an year. A few months later, Paige sued Abby for assault, claiming that she’d thrown a chair at her. However, the judge didn’t find sufficient evidence, and ended up dismissing the case in late 2015.

Weight, Height, and Body Measurements

Brooke is Caucasian of white ethnicity and has a set of hazel eyes and long brown hair. With a curvy body, she weighs around 103lbs (47kg) and is 5ft 1ins (1.57m) tall, with vital statistics of 31-23-31. She wears shoe size 5(US). Hyland is often seen on her Instagram page dressed in trendy fashion, sometimes wearing tank or crop tops and baggy pairs of jeans.

Net Worth

Brooke began her career relatively recently, and has earned her net worth from her professions as a dancer, influencer, and a singer. As of 2021, she is reportedly worth close to $500,000.

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