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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.

Abby Lee Miller Seen Outside Her Rehab Center as She Battles Cancer

Abby Lee Miller
Let's Roll ... I'm Kicking Cancer's Ass!!!

Abby Lee Miller's not letting her battle with cancer slow her down ... or keep her cooped up inside. The "Dance Moms" star got some fresh air outside her rehabilitation center on a hot summer day… READ MORE >

Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed With Cancer

Abby Lee Miller
Has Cancer ... More Back Surgery Needed

Abby Lee Miller has a big fight ahead of her, because her recent health struggles are believed to be related to cancer ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Miller's doctor, Dr. Hooman Melamed, tells us… READ MORE >

- 310 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Leaves Halfway House Visibly Upset Due to Another Apparent Medical Issue

Abby Lee Miller
Visibly Upset Leaving Halfway House Again

Abby Lee Miller fought back tears as she left the halfway house where she's serving the end of her prison sentence due to an apparent medical issue ... the second in less than 24 hours. Abby's… READ MORE >

- 317 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Leaves Halfway House Due to Medical Emergency

Abby Lee Miller
Leaves Halfway House For Medical Emergency

Abby Lee Miller left the halfway house where she's been serving the last of her prison sentence, but sadly it was to go to the hospital ... TMZ has learned. TMZ has learned that medics responded… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Leaves Halfway House to Get Her Nails Done

Abby Lee Miller
Prison Made Me Tough as Nails ... Check Out the Mani!

Abby Lee Miller is halfway back to normal on the heels of her prison release -- 'cause she just got her nails done on the outside for the first time in almost a year. Abby was spotted Thursday… READ MORE >

- 330 days ago
'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Gets Settled in at Halfway House

Abby Lee Miller
Room to Move ... Settles in at Halfway House

Abby Lee Miller is stretching her legs in her new digs on day 1 of her post-prison life. We got these pics of Abby walking around a common area Wednesday morning at the Los Angeles-area… READ MORE >

- 331 days ago
'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Released From Prison, Transferred To Halfway House

Abby Lee Miller
Transfers to Halfway House To Finish Prison Sentence

Abby Lee Miller has gone from the big house to a halfway house for her last couple of months of incarceration ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Abby has been transferred from… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
Abby Lee Miller Showing Off Major Prison Weight Loss

Abby Lee Miller
I'm Feeling Lighter For My Early Prison Release

What a load off Abby Lee Miller -- she's reportedly getting out of federal prison next month, and she'll be way lighter when she does it. Abby posted a pic of herself and some friends -- looks… READ MORE >

- 396 days ago
Meek Mill & Martin Shkreli's Xmas Celebration Behind Bars

Meek Mill, Martin Shkreli
Xmas Behind Bars Ain't So Bad For Us Worse 4 El Chapo, Abby Lee

Meek Mill might be behind bars, but that doesn't mean he can't buy himself awesome Christmas gifts from his commissary, and same goes Martin Shkreli, but not so much El Chapo and Abby Lee… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
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 >

- 563 days ago
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