Zackery Torres is migrating into a whole new chapter! The Ex-Dance Moms star who uses both they/them and she/her pronouns took to TikTok to announce they were transgender. Zackery, the first star of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, had been assigned male at birth.
Zackery Torres, the star of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, is now all grown.
But with Dua Lipa’s hit song titled: “Levitating” playing in the background, Zackery shared the big news of transitioning while dancing. “I realized I have posted on TikTok anything of myself since December and life update. I am transitioning.” The 21-Year-Old gushed.
And YES, the 21-Year-old has officially come out as a transgender person.
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She added: “That means I’m transgender if you didn’t know. My pronouns are they/she, which means that they or she are totally fine.” The clip was filmed with Zackery donning a powder blue cropped top under an unbuttoned white top with the collar popped up along with a black skirt. Equally, Zackery had short dark hair tied back in a bun and rocked luminous lavender nails.
“My pronouns are they/she, which means that they or she are totally fine.”
Recently, Zackery earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Southern California.
In early May, they had celebrated completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California. Zackery earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance with honors and is looking further to continuing graduate studies at USC with a year Master of Arts program in public relations and advertising. Zackery had, however, previously came out as non-binary to the USC Student Paper, The Daily Trojan.
Zackery was known for their stint during the Competition, which starred Abby Lee Miller as a judge.
Zackery has previously identified as non-binary, and have been wearing feminine clothing.
They explained how being perceived as a boy affected times on dance competition shows. “Oh, you’re too feminine; you need to dance like a man. Just having teachers tell you that on national television, all this stuff, it kind of really got to me. Everyone always talks about how inclusive the arts communities are. But I’m just not feeling it. I am not seeing it on an everyday scale.” They said.
Zackery has published a book highlighting steps the dance community could take to be more welcoming of non-cisgender dancers.
Nonetheless, Zackery recently published a book named An Evolving Conversation on Gender: Dance Edition, which highlighted steps the dance community could take to be more welcoming of non-cisgender dancers. So far, they have also had success at getting dance classes at USC to change from being listed for men and women to be arranged by the dance steps they teach.