Ryleigh Vertes

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Ryleigh Liliana Vertes-McClure

Gender Female
Age 28
Birthdate December 30, 1995
Nationality American
Hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Louisville, Kentucky (college years)
Height {{{height}}}
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dirty Blonde (naturally brown)
School Grade High School Class of 2014
College Class of 2018
Professional Information
Profession Dancer
Blogger
Podcaster
Cheerleader
Affiliations MSA Talent Agency
University of Louisville Ladybirds (dance team)
Dance Studios Roger's School of Dance (1998-2006)
Studio 19 Dance Complex (2007-2011)
Abby Lee Dance Company (2012-2014)
Titles see below
Friends and Family
Parents Jill Vertes (mother)
Erno Vertes (father)
Siblings Kendall Vertes (youngest sister)
Charlotte Vertes (younger sister)
Friends Taylor Ackerman
Rose Crombie
Shannon Currie
Kalani Hilliker
Sarah Johnston
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Brittany Pent
Elizabeth Rohm
Courtney Schwartz
Madelyne Spang
Auriel Welty
Pets Juicy and Bebe (guinea pigs)
Lulu (dog)
Cricket (dog)
Carmel (cat, rehomed)
Truly (dog)
Nicknames RyRy

Ryleigh Liliana Vertes-McClure (born on December 30, 1995), is a dancer turned influencer from Pennsylvania. She is the older sister of Kendall and Charlotte Vertes, and the daughter of Erno Vertes and Jill Vertes. Ryleigh started dancing when she was three years old at Roger's School of Dance, then transferred to Studio 19 Dance Complex. She has made several cameo appearances on Lifetime's hit reality television series Dance Moms, which Kendall and Jill star on.

Ryleigh pursued a degree at the University of Louisville and has been a member of the Ladybirds dance team for four years. In 2017, Ryleigh was featured on the first and only season of Lifetime's So Sharp!, which depicts the lives of the members of the Ladybirds dance team. She graduated in 2018. Ryleigh has since started a podcast with her teammate and best friend Rose Crombie-McMahon.

Dances[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Solos[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Competition Place Awards
2002 Singing in the Rain unknown Nexstar (Pittsburgh) 10th in 8 & Under Solos
2004 unknown unknown AAA (Pittsburgh) 4th in Mini Solos
Only in Dreams Open Nexstar (Pittsburgh) High Gold
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 4th in Mini Competitive Solos
Gold
Showstopper (Woodbridge) 2nd in Mini Competitive Solos
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 3rd in Mini Competitive Solos
Gold
2005 To Die For Acrobatic Nexstar (Pittsburgh) 4th in 9-12 Solos
Regional Preteen Miss Nexstar
Showstopper (Woodbridge) 3rd in Junior Competitive Solos
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 2nd in Junior Competitive Solos
Platinum
2006 Trapped Open Showstopper ECF 2nd in Junior Competitive Solos
Platinum
2007 Moon Goddess unknown Dance Xplosion (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Xtreme Solos
Underwater unknown Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 8th in Junior Competitive Solos
Platinum
ADA (Pittsburgh) did not place
2008 Make Me Whole unknown Starpower (Pittsburgh) 5th in Power 12-14 Solos
Fire & Ice (Pittsburgh) did not place
Starpower Nationals
(Myrtle Beach)
did not place
2010 Yesterday unknown KAR (Warren) 4th in Intermediate 12-14 Solos
Revolution (Pittsburgh) 7th in Blue 15-19 Solos
Showbiz (Columbus) 7th in Petite Solos
Starpower (Pittsburgh) 7th in Blue 12-14 Solos
Applause (Pittsburgh) did not place
StarQuest (Pittsburgh) 14th in Teen Solos
2011 Out of the Wild unknown KAR (Akron) 3rd in Intermediate 15-19 Solos
Revolution (Pittsburgh) did not place
Showbiz (Pittsburgh) did not place
Starpower (Pittsburgh) 10th in Power 15-19 Solos
2012 In These Roses Specialty DEA (Pittsburgh) did not place
Nexstar (Akron) did not place
Fire & Ice (Pittsburgh) did not place
2013 The River Specialty Onstage New York (Pittsburgh) did not place
Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) did not place
Sheer Talent Nationals
(Las Vegas)
3rd in Senior Solos
2014 Without a Word Specialty JUMP (Pittsburgh) did not place
Hollywood Vibe (Pittsburgh) 1st in Senior Open Solos
Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) did not place
Sheer Talent Nationals
(Las Vegas)
4th in Senior Solos

Duets[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Other Dancer Competition Place Awards
2006-7 Excellent Birds unknown Maggie Crombie Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 1st in Mini Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 2nd in Mini Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
Dance Xplosion (Pittsburgh) 1st in Junior Xtreme Duo/Trios
2012 Holding Out For a Hero Contemporary Brandon Pent JUMP (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Senior Duet/Trios
High Gold
DEA (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Senior Duets
Fire & Ice (Pittsburgh) did not place
Nexstar (Akron) 5th in Senior Duets/Trios
2013 NUVO (Pittsburgh) High Gold
Wherever You Go Contemporary Brandon Pent JUMP (Pittsburgh) High Gold
2014 Too Young Lyrical Kendall Vertes Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Teen Duets
Titanium
Sheer Talent Nationals (Las Vegas) 2nd inTeen Duets
Titanium
JUMP (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Teen Duets/Trios
High gold

Trios[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2004 Nightmare unknown Maggie Crombie
Riley Majiros
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 1st in Mini Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
Suffer unknown Maggie Crombie
Riley Majiros
Showstopper (Woodbridge) 2nd in in Mini Competitive Duo/Trios
Gold
2006 Goddess Speaking unknown Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 9th in Junior Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 8th in Junior Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
2007 Speaking Goddesses unknown Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
Dance Xplosion (Pittsburgh) 4th in Junior Xtreme Duo/Trios
Mermaidz unknown Maggie Crombie
Julia Kemerer
Dance Xplosion (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Xtreme Duo/Trios
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 4th in Junior Competitive Duo/Trios
Platinum
2010 Listen Open Sarah Johnston
Erica Williams
Showbiz (Columbus) 5th in Teen Duo/Trios
2011 Hotel unknown Sarah Johnston
Riley Majiros
Revolution (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Blue 12-14 Duo/Trios
2013 Locomotion Jazz Payton Ackerman
Auriel Welty
NUVO (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Senior Duo/Trios
Sheer Talent Nationals (Las Vegas) 2nd in Senior Trios
Titanium
Onstage New York (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Advanced Senior Duo/Trios
2014 All I Need Jazz Payton Ackerman
Auriel Welty
JUMP (Pittsburgh) High Gold
Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) 4th in Senior Trios
Titanium
WCDE (Pittsburgh) 1st in Senior Jazz Duets/Trios
Sheer Talent Nationals (Las Vegas) 2nd in Senior Trios
Titanium
Explosion Contemporary Payton Ackerman
Auriel Welty
Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) 1st in Senior Trios
Titanium

Groups[edit | hide | edit source]

with Rogers School of Dance[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2006 Witch Doctor unknown Ryleigh Vertes
Ramita Ravi
Marissa Kemerer
Cassidy Lewis
Rosie Crombie
Maggie Crombie
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 4th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 5th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Distorted unknown Ryleigh Vertes
Kassandra Poliziani
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Julia Kemerer
Rosie Crombie
Maggie Crombie
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 7th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Showstopper ECF 5th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Suffer unknown Ryleigh Vertes
Cassidy Lewis
Rosie Crombie
Maggie Crombie
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 10th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Showstopper ECF did not place
The Roof is on Fire unknown Kayla Wilhelm
Ryleigh Vertes
Kaitlin Seaman
Ramita Ravi
Kassandra Poliziani
Karli Poliziani
Cassidy Lewis
Gionna Knauss
Marissa Kemerer
Julia Kemerer
Ashley Fink
Tina Deluca
Shannon Crombie
Rosie Crombie
Maggie Crombie
Gracey Crombie
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 6th in Junior Large Groups
Gold
Showstopper ECF 9th in Junior Large Groups
Platinum
Lose Control unknown Julia Coxon
Ashly Sboray
Kayla Wilhelm
Ryleigh Vertes
Kaitlin Seaman
Ramita Ravi
Kassandra Poliziani
Karli Poliziani
Cassidy Lewis
Gionna Knauss
Marissa Kemerer
Julia Kemerer
Ashley Fink
Tina Deluca
Shannon Crombie
Rosie Crombie
Maggie Crombie
Gracey Crombie
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 1st in Junior Teacher's Small/Large Groups
Gold
Showstopper ECF 1st in Junior Teacher's Small/Large Groups
Platinum
2007 Fly Away unknown Julia Kemerer
Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Witch Doctor unknown Ramita Ravi
Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Sounds unknown Tina Deluca
Ashley Fink
Julia Kemerer
Ramita Ravi
Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Shake unknown Julia Kemerer
Ramita Ravi
Maggie Crombie
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 4th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Suffer unknown Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 7th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Just Lose It unknown Tina Deluca
Ashley Fink
Julia Kemerer
Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 10th in Junior Small Groups
Platinum
Maggie & The Nerds unknown Tina Deluca
Ashley Fink
Morgan Miller
Shannon Crombie
Julia Kemerer
Ramita Ravi
Kayla Wilhelm
Alyssa Quaglieri
Ryleigh Vertes
Ellen Gray
Gionna Knauss
Maggie Crombie
Cassidy Lewis
Marissa Kemerer
Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 5th in Junior Large Groups
Platinum
The Tribe unknown Many Dancers Showstopper (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Junior Super Groups
Platinum

with Studio 19 Dance Complex[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Name Dance Style Choreographer Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2008 Latin Party unknown unknown Sarah Johnston
Elizabeth Rohm
Courtney Schwartz
Rosie Crombie
and others
Showstopper Nationals (Grand Island) 2nd in Junior Competitive Super Groups
Double Platinum Adjudication Award
2010 Against My Window Open unknown Sarah Johnston
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 3rd in Teen Small Groups
Evil Spirits Acrobatic unknown Sarah Johnston
Alaina Johnston
Madelyne Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 1st in Junior Small Groups
Faces Specialty unknown Sarah Johnston
Elizabeth Rohm
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 2nd in Teen Small Groups
Hope for Haiti Lyrical unknown Sarah Johnston
Madelyne Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 5th in Junior Small Groups
How Do I Look? Jazz unknown Alaina Johnston
Sarah Johnston
Madelyne Spang
Michelle Spang
Kendall Vertes
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 5th in Junior Large Groups
I Love the 80's Open unknown Sarah Johnston
Elizabeth Rohm
Michelle Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 1st in Teen Lines
Little Bird Jazz unknown Sarah Johnston
Madelyne Spang
Michelle Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 1st in Teen Small Groups
Live and Let Die Acrobatic unknown Sarah Johnston
Madelyne Spang
Michelle Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 1st in Teen Large Groups
Time Lyrical unknown Sarah Johnston
Michelle Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 4th in Teen Small Groups
Toy Soldier Open unknown Sarah Johnston
Elizabeth Rohm
Michelle Spang
and others
Showbiz (Columbus) 6th in Teen Large Groups

with Abby Lee Dance Company[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Dance Title Dance Style Other Dancers Competition Place Awards
2012 Checkmate Jazz Paige Hyland
Brandon Pent
Kendall Vertes
Maddie Ziegler
and others
Addicted to Love Jazz Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Katie Genre
Olivia Ice
Nina Linhart
Brittany Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Kendall Vertes
Auriel Welty
JUMP (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Senior Lines
DEA (Pittsburgh) Example
Piano Man Tap Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Nick Dobbs
John Fiumara
Katie Genre
Maddie Genre
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Brittany Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Hope Roberts
Elizabeth Rohm
Auriel Welty
DEA (Pittsburgh) 1st in Teen Lines
JUMP (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Teen Extended Lines
Journey to the Altar Lyrical Elissa Berardi
John Fiumara
Katie Genre
Olivia Ice
Malena Maust
Nina Linhart
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Brittany Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Hope Roberts
Elizabeth Rohm
Auriel Welty
JUMP (Pittsburgh) 1st in Senior Lines
WCDE (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Senior Large Groups
NYDCA (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Senior Lines
3rd in Senior Contemporary Lines
DEA (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Senior Lines
2013 Break the Law Contemporary Nina Linhart
Malena Maust
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion Pointe Nina Linhart
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Kinger-Porter Stomp Tap Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Malena Maust
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Auriel Welty
Man of La Mancha Acrobatic Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Nick Dobbs
Nia Frazier
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Malena Maust
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Keara Sweeney
Kendall Vertes
Auriel Welty
Maddie Ziegler
Red Carpet Specialty Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Nick Dobbs
Olivia Ice
Nina Linhart
Malena Maust
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Auriel Welty
Reign Dance Lyrical Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Nick Dobbs
Nia Frazier
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Malena Maust
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Elizabeth Rohm
Keara Sweeney
Kendall Vertes
Auriel Welty
Maddie Ziegler
The American Dream Lyrical Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Nick Dobbs
Nia Frazier
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Nina Linhart
Chloe Lukasiak
Malena Maust
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Hope Roberts
Elizabeth Rohm
Keara Sweeney
Alison Taylor
Kendall Vertes
Eve Vinkler
Auriel Welty
Maddie Ziegler
Wish I Didn't Contemporary Payton Ackerman
Nick Dobbs
Nina Linhart
Brandon Pent
Elizabeth Rohm
Auriel Welty
Maestro unknown Payton Ackerman
Elissa Berardi
Olivia Ice
Nina Linhart
Katherine Narasimhan
Brandon Pent
Stephanie Pittman
Hope Roberts
Elizabeth Rohm
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty
JUMP (Pittsburgh) did not place
Sheer Talent (Pittsburgh) 2nd in Teen Lines
Onstage New York (Pittsburgh) 3rd in Advanced Teen Division
2014 America Gone Contemporary Payton Ackerman
Mariah Aivazis
Nia Frazier
Olivia Ice
Brooke Kosinski
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Ian Schmoke
Keara Sweeney
Alison Taylor
Kendall Vertes
Eve Vinkler
Auriel Welty
Mackenzie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler
Birds of a Feather Acrobatic Payton Ackerman
Nia Frazier
Brooke Kosinski
Sammie Lenzi
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Ian Schmoke
Keara Sweeney
Kendall Vertes
Mackenzie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler
Crazy in Love Jazz Payton Ackerman
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty
In Time Lyrical Payton Ackerman
Mariah Aivazis
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Ian Schmoke
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty
Lucky One Contemporary Payton Ackerman
Mariah Aivazis
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Auriel Welty
Schoolgirls Jazz Payton Ackerman
Mariah Aivazis
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Ian Schmoke
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty
Still Alive For Your Love Contemporary Payton Ackerman
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty
Vampire Heart Lyrical Payton Ackerman
Mariah Aivazis
Olivia Ice
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Hope Roberts
Ian Schmoke
Keara Sweeney
Auriel Welty

Dance Titles[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Regional Preteen Miss Nexstar 2005 for "To Die For"

Personal Life[edit | hide | edit source]

She is currently married to Kade McClure.

Fun Facts[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Ryleigh was taking classes at Reign Dance Productions before she and Kendall became official members of the Abby Lee Dance Company.
  • Ryleigh made an appearance in her sister Kendall's music video Wear 'em Out.

Additional Page[edit | hide | edit source]

Ryleigh Vertes/Gallery

External Links[edit | hide | edit source]