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'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller

Crawls Out of Bankruptcy

Who Knew?

1/13/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller just emerged from bankruptcy ... but the real news is that she went belly up in the first place.

Miller -- a dance instructor who owns a studio in Pittsburgh -- filed for bankruptcy Dec. 3, 2010 ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.  She claimed assets of about $325K ... but owed more than $400,000.

The bulk of her debt -- a $245K mortgage that went into default and the $106K debt on her dance studio.

According to docs, Miller got into financial trouble after she fell behind in real estate taxes ... her property was teetering on foreclosure. She also claimed customer interest in her studio had waned.

But her fortunes began to improve shortly after she filed ... as she started earning money from "Dance Moms" which debuted in July, 2011.

Miller spent three years digging herself out of the hole ... and her case was officially discharged on New Year's Eve.  Her lawyer tells TMZ all creditors were paid in full.

Fun Fact  ... Under assets Miller listed her beloved dog, Broadway Baby -- and attached a value of zero.  She really loved that dog.

And then it died.


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How is she even a dance teacher?!?!?! All she does is stand around and yell at those poor kids, and their stupid ass parents!(They deserve it) I would NEVER let someone tlk that way to my child or myself! I would end up in jail for kicking her ass for talking to my kid the way she does on the show! Those parents should be asshamed of themselves for putting their children in that place! Wish she would have lost her dance studio, then those kids could get a REAL teacher, not a abuser!!

221 days ago


I realize ratings are part of the way she acts But the things she accuses some of the mothers of Their personal lives And the names she calls the moms And the way they talk to each other in front of the kids No way in hell she would teach my child. I did feel really sorry for her about losing Broadway Baby I just lost my baby after 15 years.

221 days ago


abby the dance mom is not nice

200 days ago


abby the dance mom is not nice because she like yelling at all the students

200 days ago

Rachel Grace    

She is a bully and her show should be pulled from the air. It's like watching a trainwreck. She's obviously a psycho and should be banned from having any contact with children what so ever. Those Moms are nuts to keep sending their children. Aren't there other dance studios in a town the size of Pittsburg?????

197 days ago


Is it true that Melissa's husband helped with the bailout? Not that there is anything wrong with it.

194 days ago


If only we could all be bailed out by a reality show. Mine would be so completely boring, I would be in the 11pm time slot so people could be lulled to sleep.

193 days ago

kathleen kelting    

Abby you need to go into rehab for anger management. Abby you are way out of line the way you belittle those girls. Nobody deserves your put downs. Would you talk to mother like that HELL NO. Just because you ar3 or were in a financial bind is still no reason for your bad behavior. One would think you wld be most great full for what you do have. You need to look and listen to your very bad behavior.Why are the producers 3ven putting up with your behavior si nice young people watch this show not only adults .GO INTO REHAB and don't come out until you are really ready to act like a human not a mad cat

190 days ago

kathleen kelting    

Go to rehab and do not come out until you can act like a human.

190 days ago
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