Jill Vertes

Jill Vertes, born on August 15, 1965, is an American reality T.V. star, actress, and producer, famous for being on the reality show “Dance Moms.” In 2012, Vertes and her youngest daughter became leading cast members of the reality show “Dance Moms.” The pair joined the show in its second season, airing on January 10, 2012. Primarily set in Vertes’ hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and later, Los Angeles, California, the show follows dancers and moms of the Abby Lee Dance Company (A.L.D.C). The A.L.D.C. Junior Elite Competition Team, mostly comprised of dancers between the ages of six and 16, participated in weekly dance competitions with the aim of winning at Nationals.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jill Colavita Vertes

Birth date:

August 15, 1965

Age:

56

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

5' 3"

Relationship Status:

Married

Jill's Social Media:

Background

Jill Vertes is an American reality T.V. star, actress, and producer, famous for being on the reality show “Dance Moms.” Born August 15, 1965, Vertes was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child, she loved to play dress-up, put on makeup, dance, and sing in her room. She also enjoyed playing house with other children. In high school, she became the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. Quite popular among the students, she also sat on the student council. In her senior year, she participated in a school play, titled “Oklahoma.”

As a college student, she cheered for the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, Vertes began working as a pharmaceutical sales representative, a career she continued in for 10 years. In 1993, she married Erno Valer Vertes and the couple had three children, namely Ryleigh, Charlotte, and Kendall.

In 2012, Vertes and her youngest daughter became leading cast members on the reality show “Dance Moms.” The pair joined the show in its second season, airing on January 10, 2012. The dancers were trained by Abby Lee Miller and other choreographers. However, the main draw of the show was the rivalry and drama between the mothers of the young dancers, as well as arguments between some moms and Miller herself. Vertes and her daughter were leading cast members of the show from season two to season seven, earning them a place as one of the most-loved pairs.

Career timeline

1993
Vertes Gets Married

Vertes marries Erno Valer Vertes, with whom she has three children.

2012
Vertes Joins “Dance Moms”

Vertes and her youngest daughter become leading cast members of the reality show “Dance Moms.”

2017
Vertes Exits “Dance Moms”

Vertes and Kendall exit “Dance Moms” in its 7th season.

2017
Vertes Features in “So Sharp”

Vertes features in an episode of the reality show “So Sharp.”

Why We Love Jill Vertes

  1. Vertes is spunky

    Vertes’ spunky personality made her a fan favorite during her time on “Dance Moms.” On screen or off screen, Vertes has a magnetic character.

  2. Vertes supports her children

    Vertes has been one of her daughters’ biggest cheerleaders. Not only is she proud of Kendall, but she is also just as proud of her other girls, Ryleigh and Charlotte.

  3. Vertes is talented herself

    Though she is often viewed in light of being Kendall’s mom, Vertes is also pretty talented herself. As a young lady, she participated in activities like dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. And her win in the 2013 dance show is proof enough that she didn’t just participate for the fun of it.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She’s an awesome dancer

    In 2013, she was the winner of the show called “Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh.”

  2. She has a podcast

    Vertes and other “dance moms” from the show started a podcast called “Because Mom Said So” in September 2020.

  3. She’s featured in music videos

    Vertes has featured in music videos for songs such as Jojo Siwa’s ‘Boomerang,’ as well as Todrick Hall’s ‘Freaks Like Me’ and ‘Ease on Down the Boulevard.’

  4. She speaks ‘Ubbi Dubbi’

    Kendall says that Vertes can speak ‘Ubbi Dubbi,’ a phony language similar to Pig Latin.

  5. She has Italian heritage

    Vertes is said to come from an Italian-American family.

Jill Vertes FAQs

Why did Jill and Kendall leave “Dance Moms?”

According to Vertes, she and her daughter left the show at the end of season seven because they felt it was finally the right time.

Who is the oldest “Dance Moms” dancer?

During her time on “Dance Moms,” Brooke Hyland was the oldest member of the original cast of the show.

Why is Kendall Vertes called Kendall K?

Kendall’s middle name is the letter ‘K,’ given to her in honor of her cousins Kiley and Kara.

Jill Vertes’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2022August 15Monday
2023August 15Tuesday
2024August 15Thursday
2025August 15Friday
2026August 15Saturday

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