• Dance Moms was a very popular reality show
  • Abby Lee Miller is the infamous dance teacher
  • Learn more about what she's been up to lately

Dance Moms ran for eight seasons on the Lifetime channel from 2011 to 2019. The program revolved around the Abby Lee Miller Dance Company in Pittsburgh ran by notoriously demanding American dance instructor Abby Lee Miller. We got a glimpse at some of the best dancers in the country as well as their mothers and how they dealt with Miss Abby. 

Abby Lee Miller On Dance Moms

Abby was known for her strict teaching style and her ongoing conflict with the mothers of her students. The show depicted all the juicy Dance Mom drama and often painted Miss Abby as a villain. However, no matter what critics (or moms) say, she had the ability to turn her students into superstars.

Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia

Abby Lee Miller Now

Apart from her role on Dance Moms, in 2016 Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy. She was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison in May 2017. She was released early on good behaviour.

Abby Lee Miller attends Lifetime's Summer Luau at W Los Angeles - Westwood on May 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

In April 2018, Abby was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, which is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. She has been a paraplegic since and can be seen posting videos and pictures of her doing her physio exercises from her wheelchair to her official social media channels. 

Abby Lee Miller attends the "Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever" Screening and Q&A at The Paley Center for Media on June 18, 2019

Facts About Abby Lee Miller

  • She announced in May 2020 that she was no longer returning to Dance Moms and Lifetime after nine years
  • Abby has never been married and has no children
  • Abby remains very active in the dance world and plans to start new projects in the future
  • JoJo Siwa was one of her students and they still keep in touch today
  • Miller was once a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars
  • She published a book in 2014 called Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class

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