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Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller starred on the reality show “Dance Moms” for seven seasons. The outspoken dance instructor abruptly left the program in March 2017, alleging the network Lifetime did not give her the proper credit she felt she deserved. Former “Dancing With the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke stepped in to replace Miller as the face of “Dance Moms.” Miller is a second generation dance teacher. Her mother, Maryen Lorrian Miller, owned seven dance studios in Miami before marrying Miller’s father, George L. Miller. The couple lived in Pittsburgh and Maryen taught classes throughout the city before opening up a studio of her own in Penn Hills. Miller, who was born on September 21, 1966, grew up taking dance lessons and was fascinated by dance competitions when she accompanied her mom to industry conventions. At only 14-years-old, Miller founded the Abby Lee Dance Company and opened a studio in 1980. Many of her students have gone on to big careers in show business. She has trained Broadway dancers and, most notably, Maddie Ziegler, who dances for singer Sia and judged on “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.” Miller could potentially find herself behind bars for up to 10 years after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud in June of 2016. She underwent weight loss surgery in April 2017 in a procedure called sleeve gastrectomy, which removes nearly 80 percent of the patient’s stomach.

Ex-'Dance Moms' Star Mackenzie Ziegler Countersues Music Producer, Blasts Abby Lee Miller

Ex-'Dance Moms' Star Countersues
Music Producer Used Me It's Abby Lee's Fault!

Ex-"Dance Moms" star Mackenzie Ziegler is firing back at a music producer who sued her, saying the guy's a fraud who never paid her for her tunes ... and she's laying the blame on Abby Lee… READ MORE >

Abby Lee Miller's Snacking on $0.25 Ramen In Prison

Abby Lee Miller
Snacking on $0.25 Ramen In Prison

Abby Lee Miller went from dining at one of L.A.'s finest restaurants to $0.25 cent Ramen noodle packages overnight, but the good news ... she won't go without SPAM or du rags. We got a copy… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Hired Consultant to Get Prison Ready

Abby Lee Miller
Hired Consultant to Get Prison Hard ... Thanks Will Ferrell!

Abby Lee Miller had a hired gun getting her ready to survive federal prison -- just like Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's Hollywood flick, "Get Hard" ... TMZ has learned. Miller -- who's… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Checks into Federal Prison

Abby Lee Miller
Starts Her Life On the Inside

Abby Lee Miller's slipping into something comfortable, like a prison jumpsuit right about now ... as she begins her prison stretch. Abby's attorneys tell us she checked in around noon at the… READ MORE >

- 155 days ago
Abby Lee Miller's Prison Menu for First Week Behind Bars

Abby Lee Miller
Prison Lunch Is My Jam ... Or Jelly!

Abby Lee Miller's just hours from starting her prison stint and we know what she'll be grubbing on this week ... on the inside. The "Dance Moms" star will be an inmate at the FCI Victorville… READ MORE >

- 155 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Laughs it Up About Going to Prison

Abby Lee Miller
Best Part About Going to Prison ...

Abby Lee Miller's putting a good spin on going to prison ... free rent!!! The former "Dance Moms" star was yukking it up with the paps Monday night leaving Craig's ... and we gotta say, she… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Violates Law by Parking in Disabled Spot Weeks Before Prison

Abby Lee Miller
Down But Not Disabled

Abby Lee Miller kinda pulled a Sharon Stone from "Basic Instinct" Friday ... committing an offense that pales by comparison to the other things she's done. Abby Lee parked in a disabled spot in… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Knows Exactly What She Wants to Eat Before Going to Prison

Abby Lee Miller
My Last Taste of Freedom Will Be ...

Abby Lee Miller's time as a free woman is winding down, but at least she knows exactly what she wants to do -- and eat -- before she's locked up. We got the former "Dance Moms" star leaving Catch… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Allowed to Travel to NYC for Paid TV Show Appearances

Abby Lee Miller
Gettin' Paid Before Prison ... Judge Grants TV Gig Travel

Abby Lee Miller's not letting her upcoming prison stint stop her from doing what she does best -- cash TV paychecks. A judge granted Abby permission to travel from L.A. to NYC this week for 3 paid… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Gets Mani and Pedi Ahead of Prison Time (PHOTOS)

Abby Lee Miller
Gets a Lil' Me Time Ahead of Prison Time

Abby Lee Miller nails it when it comes to pampering herself. The former "Dance Moms" star parked her ass on a comfy chair for a 3-hour mani/ pedi session Thursday in L.A. just days after… READ MORE >

- 216 days ago
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