Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality. She is known for appearing for two seasons on Dance Moms along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store”.Siwa posts daily videos of her day-to-day life on her YouTube channel, “JoJo Siwa Vlogs”.

Joelle Joanie Siwa was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 2003, the child of Dr. Tom Siwa, a chiropractor from Nebraska, and Jessalynn Siwa (née Jessalynn Lombardi), a professional dance instructor from Iowa. She has one sibling, an older brother named Jayden Siwa, who is also a vlogger.

Siwa was a top-5 finalist on the second season of the series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and the youngest contestant on season 2. She appeared on the show with her mother and was eliminated in week 9.

Siwa began auditioning for Abby Lee Miller’s ALDC dance competition team in 2014 and was selected for the team in early 2015.  At the same time, she began to appear on the Lifetime reality show Dance Moms, which follows the ALDC team.