Abby Lee Miller's life has changed a lot since we first met her in season 1. She enjoyed a rapid rise to fame and then a rapid decline in reputation. Known for her very strict and sometimes cruel but effective teaching style, Abby's show skyrocketed. Then in 2016 Abby pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy and sentenced to one year in federal prison but was released early for good behavior. She was then diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma and has become paraplegic. She earned her show back and worked hard to get her series back into the spotlight. Then during the Black Lives Matter Movement, Abby was posting in support which caught the eye of her former dancers of color. Some of her horrific behavior including mistreating one of her only dancers of color and saying statements like "I know you grew up in the HOOD with only a box of 8 crayons, but I grew up in the Country Club with a box of 64 - don't be stupid." Since then, Abby has admitted her past behavior and lost her show and has been trying to do better.
Dance Moms is easily one of the most guilty please shows out there. We watched week after week of Abby going full throttle after her dancers and the moms stirring up petty drama. Only a select few of the season 1 cast continued on for future seasons. Do you remember the whole crew? Find out here what each season 1 cast member is up to today!