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   nTessa Wilkinson
Tessa 2016 Headshot.jpg
Background Information
Gender Female
Age 22 (12 on AUDC)
Date of Birth June 21, 2000 [1]
Occupation Dancer
Studio Plumb Performing Arts Center
Hometown Scottsdale, AZ
Competition Information
Season   1
Place   12th
First Appearance
  Casting Special
Episode Eliminated
  Let the Dancing Begin
Friends and Family
Renee (mother)
4 brothers
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Tessa Wilkinson is an 19 year old dancer from Scottsdale, AZ. She was on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition in Season One


Tessa started dancing because, according to her mother, she looked "so damn cute in a tutu." Renee put Tessa in a ballet class and she stuck to it. Her favorite style to dance and watch is contemporary because she finds it most enjoyable to execute, interesting, and moving. If Tessa won the $100,000, Renee would give some to the family for supporting them all the way then the rest would be invested. Some of the money would be invested into a dance clothing line. If Tessa doesn't become a professional dancer, she would like to become a fashion designer.

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

Tessa joined the final fourteen and made it past the Casting Special. Tessa was put in the tap trio with Kyleigh Jai and Tua. She was given a special part but didn't execute it during the dance and blended in. She ended up in the bottom with Tua and was eliminated.

On Dance Moms

For information on Tessa's time on Dance Moms, please follow this link.

AUDC Performances


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Let the Dancing Begin Old Hollywood
Walk of Fame
Tap Kyleigh Jai


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Casting Special Richy's Combo Unknown
Robin's Combo
Push It (La La La La)
Abby's Combo
Don't Catch Me
Let the Dancing Begin Let the Dancing Begin
Good Girl/Bad Girl

AUDC Episode Results Table

Episode  CS   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
Bottom Eliminated


  • Tessa's only interview time was her elimination.
  • Tessa was one of the only three dancers to participate in a tap trio.
  • Tessa and Tua had the least confessional time of the dancers.
  • Tessa, Lennon, Tua, and Kyleigh Jai never won a challenge and they were the first four to be eliminated.
  • Tessa, Kyleigh Jai, and Tua were the first three eliminated and apart of the first and only tap trio.
  • She did not return for the finale.
  • Tessa is in the ninth grade.

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