Onstage and off, Pressley Hosbach is a bundle of personality, positivity, and passion. Technique, too, as shown by the challenging solos she nailed on "Dance Moms" Season 8. Pressley also performed on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour at Madison Square Garden in 2016, and danced on the Brooklyn Nets Kids team for four seasons. Catch Pressley on TikTok or YouTube, or starring in Brat TV's new show, "Stage Fright."
Full name: Pressley Isabella Hosbach
Birthday: October 10, 2006
Hometown: Florham Park, NJ
Trains at: The Crew in L.A., Steps on Broadway and Kanyok Arts Initiative in NYC, and Abby Lee Dance Company
How she started dancing: "I was basically born into the arts. My mom owns a dance studio, and I even had a crib there."
Three words to describe her dancing: Strong, passionate, energetic
Favorite styles: "Jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. They're all so different that I can't choose just one."
Nondance hobbies: "I'm a huge sneaker collector. I also love fashion, reading, drawing, makeup, vlogging, and TikTok."
K. Gill Photography, courtesy Pressley
Favorite TikTok trend:" 'Out West.' I do it all the time."
Favorite movies: The Parent Trap and Mean Girls
Dance idols: Autumn Miller and Maddie Ziegler
Favorite teachers: "So many! Mark Meismer, Mollee Gray, Laurie Kenyok, Daniel Catanach, Abby Lee Miller, Gianna Martello, Guy Groove, Sabrina Phillip, and Travis Wall."
Advice for fellow dancers: "Follow your dreams, stay humble, and work hard, and you'll do amazing."
Favorite performance: "Performing with Justin Bieber at Madison Square Garden."
Dream superpower: "Reading minds. Like what the judges are thinking when you're onstage."
Strangest thing in her dance bag: "Somehow, I always have a smushed banana at the bottom."
Favorite foods: "Tacos, pasta, and the New Jersey classic: a Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwich."