nZackery Torres
Season 1 Dancer
Background Information
Gender Male
Age 19 (13 on AUDC)
Date of Birth March 16, 1999
Occupation Dancer
Studio Dance Connection
Affiliations Dance Connection
Candy Apple's Dance Center (former)
Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
Competition Information
Season   1
Place   9th
Favored Genres
  Lyrical, Jazz
Disfavored Genres
  Hip Hop
First Appearance
  Casting Special
Last Appearance
  Dance for Your Life
Friends and Family
Gina Torres (mother)
Mia Torres (Sister)
Other links
Zack Song/Dance Guide
Search YouTube for Zack Torres
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Zackery "Zack" Torres is a eighteen year old dancer. Zack was the only male contestant on the first season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.


Zack started dancing after he took a class with a friend around age ten. Zack likes to watch jazz dances and perform lyrical. If he won the $100,000, he and his mother would use it for more dance.[1] If does not dance professionally, Zack would like to be a ultrasound tech.[2] He has two sisters named Tesa and Mia. He enjoys hiking,[3] running and making videos, when he's not dancing. Zack played soccer and baseball until he was 10 years old.

Pre-AUDC dances

Group Dances

  • Earth Intruders (2011)
  • All that Jazz (2011)
  • Frost (2012)

On Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

Zack was the only boy of the top fourteen contestants. He made it past the casting special and episode 1. Zack was given a solo by Jordyn in episode 2, which was given high praise by the judges. Zack was the paired with Brianna for thier duet in week 3 and passed. In episode 4, Zack was placed with Brianna and Elisabeth in a hip-hop trio, a style he struggles with. He ended up facing off against his partner Elisabeth and girl friend Madison in a dance-off. Elisabeth and Madison were spared, which meant Zack was headed home. Abby said she would love to have Zack join her group. Zack returned and danced in the finale. He was shown as a good friend to other contestants because his elimination led to breakdowns by all of the dancers


After AUDC, Zack was scouted by Producers for Dance Moms. He has since been a regular on Cathy's Apple Core team. Zack has the longest tenure of the dancers on the Apple Core team, being on the team since it's beginning and rarely being absent. Zack has had solos, duets, and groups with the team and still competes with his home studio when not filming.

On Dance Moms

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

AUDC Performances


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style
Unleash The Monsters Ghost
Prom Night Car Crash
Musical Theater


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Get Into Character Politics
Last One Standing
Lyrical Brianna


Episode Dance Name
Song Name
Dance Style Dancer(s)
Let the Dancing Begin Audition Desperation
One Step Away
Jazz Hadley
In A New York Minute Subway Experience
To the Floor
Hip-Hop Brianna


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
Unleash The Monsters Unleash the Monsters
Like a Monster
Get Into Character Get Into Character
It's Good to be Me
In A New York Minute In a New York Minute Musical


Dance for Your Life Mama I Made It Contemporary

AUDC Episode Results Table

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

Dance Moms Performances

Group Routines


  • The Young Man - 2nd Overall (Boy Crazy, Mom Crazy)


  • A Hero Returns - 1st Overall (Watch Your Back, Mack) (Unseen)
  • Resuscitate - 2nd Overall (Candy Apple Showdown)
  • The Puppet - 3rd Overall (An Apple a Day Keeps Abby Away)
  • Rescue - 2nd Overall (On-Again, Off-Again Abby)


  • Zack was the first AUDC Dancer to appear Dance Moms.
  • He was the first AUDC male dancer.