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Cierra is a jazz dancer, formerly on Elite Dance Academy and A-Troupe.

Cierra is forced to dance against her sister, Skylar, in a dance battle and wins, making her a member of A-Troupe.[2] She is thrilled when her sister is permitted to become a member of B-Troupe.[3] Dance becomes the subject of several fights between her sister, although they are eventually resolved.

After winning Internationals, Cierra is ready for the next season and wishes to be on A-Troupe with Skylar. Cierra makes Skylar promise that, as to evade arguments, either both of them make it onto A-Troupe or neither of them do.[4] Cierra becomes so proccupied with Skylar's success that she does extremely poorly in her A-Troupe audition and does not make it into the troupe.[5][6]


Before the show

Cierra allegedly danced at Elite Dance Academy and went to Nationals at some point.[7]

At an unknown time, her parents got divorced. Throughout this difficult time, it Skylar's presence that helped her.[8] After the divorce, her mother gained custody of Cierra and her sister.

Season 3

Cierra is confident when Skylar's name is picked during the dance battle, as she knows that Skylar is prepared. But, her excitement diminishes when Cierra discovers that it is she who has to compete against Skylar.[2]

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Cierra speaks to Skylar about their predicament.

Cierra knows that her mother will be unable to drive both Cierra and Skylar to rehearsal if they are attending different studios, so Cierra makes a deal with Skylar to forfeit the competition. When Lucien notifies her that if she forfeits she will be unable to return to Elite, Cierra is ultimately forced to compete against her sister, although in secret. Cierra wins the dance battle, thus earning a spot on A-Troupe.[2]

Cierra is forlorn with the knowledge that she and Skylar will be unable to dance. But, with Stephanie's help, Skylar is able to join B-Troupe, much to Cierra's satisfaction.[3]

Having gone through the same thing, Cierra later emphasizes with Michelle as she struggles with her parents divorce.

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Cierra urges Skylar to wait for her.

Cierra is shocked by what she deems to be selfishness on Skylar's part when Skylar complains about having to wait for Cierra to finish rehearsal. Cierra grows irate when she discovers that her mother has decided that she will pick up Skylar when she is done, ultimately meaning that Cierra is destined to take an hour longer bus ride home from the studio.[9] Cierra eventually makes up with Skylar after realising she was the one being selfish by forcing her to wait for her.[10]

Cierra later goes to Miami with the rest of A-Troupe, and goes on to help them win Absolute Dance Internationals.[11][12]

Season 4

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Cierra messes up during her audition.

Before the auditions for the new A-Troupe, Cierra creates a pact in an attempt to not fight with her sister about dance again: either both of them make it onto A-Troupe, or neither does.[4] When it is time for auditions, Cierra makes multiple mistakes in both the choreography and freestyle rounds due to worrying too much about Skylar doing well rather than for herself.[5]

When Skylar makes it onto A-Troupe, and Cierra doesn't, she is angry when Skylar refuses to drop out like she promised she would.[6] After overhearing Kate offering Riley the position of studio head, Cierra realizes that there will be an empty spot on A-Troupe. Unfortunately, Amanda gets the spot instead of her, despite Cierra enforcing Skylar to put in a good word for her to Riley.[13]


Cierra is kind and initially quite soft-spoken. She is determined, as shown by the lengths she is willing to go to so that both she and Skylar can dance.[2] Despite being from a rival studio, she is more than willing to make friends with the members of The Next Step. Cierra is also quite attentive, shown in how accurately she outlines what has happened while Amanda was in Sweden, despite not being a direct part of most of the events she lists.[10]

Despite being a generally good-natured person, Cierra can be selfish. This trait is showcased through her inability to understand Skylar's frustration about having to wait for her after rehearsal every day[9] and her eagerness for Skylar to drop out of A-Troupe, simply because she herself did not make the team.[6]

Physical appearance


Cierra has long, straight hair that is brown in Season 3 and blonde onward. She has fair, freckled skin and blue eyes.


Cierra's wardrobe mostly consists of grey, purple, and blue.



  • Jazz: Jazz is Cierra's main style.
  • Acro: Cierra is proficient in acro. Although, when she messes up during her A-Troupe audition, it is while trying to perform acro.[5]


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Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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  1. "Don't Stop Me Now." Wikia. Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Let the Games Begin." Wikia. Retrieved on August 26, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Fallout." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Stir It Up." Wikia. Retrieved on February 20, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Heads Will Roll." Wikia. Retrieved on February 27, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Welcome to the Jungle." Wikia. Retrieved on March 4, 2016.
  7. "We Are the World." Wikia. Retrieved on November 28, 2015.
  8. "Mixed Messages (episode)." Wikia. Retrieved on November 1, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Today I'm Getting Over You." Wikia. Retrieved on October 11, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "It's My Party." Wikia. Retrieved on October 17, 2015.
  11. "Welcome to Miami." Wikia. Retrieved on July 30, 2017.
  12. "How It Ends." Wikia. Retrieved on July 30, 2017.
  13. "Square One." Wikia. Retrieved on March 12, 2016.
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