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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.

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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 >

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 >

- 36 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 >

- 42 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Will Use Prison Sentence to Create New Reality Show

Abby Lee Miller
Prison Time Could Be Good for Me ... I'm Pitching a New Show

Abby Lee Miller's got a way better attitude about prison life than she had toward many of her "Dance Moms" students. Abby was pretty upbeat Tuesday after getting sentenced to one year and a day in… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Gets One Year in Prison

Abby Lee Miller
Gets One Year in Prison

Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller is going to prison for a year and a day after a federal judge handed down her sentence Tuesday morning in federal court. Miller had been indicted on 20… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Says No Beef with the Moms, But They'd Be Nothing Without Her (VIDEO)

Abby Lee Miller
No Beef with Dance Moms, But I Made Them! They Better Remember It

Ex-"Dance Moms" host Abby Lee Miller doesn't appreciate getting dissed by the moms on the show ... 'cause she's the one who helped 'em get $20k per episode just for being couch-sitting… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
'Dance Moms' Star Ashlee Allen Left the Show Because of Overly Sexy Dances (VIDEO)

'Dance Moms' Star
I Followed Abby Out ... Dances Got Way Too Sexy

Ashlee Allen followed Abby Lee Miller's lead and left "Dance Moms"  -- but for a totally different reason ... she wasn't down with the show trying to sex things up with the kids. We… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
'Dance Moms' Cast Welcomes New Host Cheryl Burke, Throws Major Shade at Abby Lee Miller (VIDEO)

'Dance Moms' Cast
Welcome Aboard, Cheryl Burke! ... Oh, Screw Abby BTW

The moms of "Dance Moms" are absolutely thrilled with their new host, Cheryl Burke, and equally excited to throw dirt on Abby Lee Miller's metaphorical grave. The longtime "Dancing with the… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Bows Out Of 'Dance Moms'

Abby Lee Miller
Bows Out Of 'Dance Moms'

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller is quitting the show because she says she's tired of being manipulated by male producers who don't know jack about dance. Abby's been schooling kids in… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
'Dance Moms' -- Homeless Man Arrested And Tased For Trying To Get In Studio

'Dance Moms'
Homeless Man Arrested And Tased For Trying To Get In Studio

Abby Lee Miller's "Dance Moms" studio was swarmed with cops after they say a homeless man was arrested for trying to get inside.  Pennsylvania law enforcement tells TMZ Joe McKinstry showed… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago
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