Abby Lee Miller

Also Known As: Abigale Lee Miller • Born: 9/21/1965

Abigale Lee Miller, a dance instructor, choreographer, and TV personality, has made an indelible mark on the dance world. Born September 21, 1965, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miller’s journey began under her mother’s tutelage at the Maryen Lorrain Dance Studio. She founded the Abby Lee Dance Company in 1980 and later Reign Dance Productions, solidifying her industry position. Despite setbacks, including legal issues and controversies, Miller persevered, showcasing resilience in relocating her LA studio after closure. Though marred by disputes, her stint on “Dance Moms” brought her further recognition. Despite challenges, Miller’s dedication to dance remains unwavering, impacting the lives of her students profoundly. Her story is a testament to pursuing passion despite adversity, leaving a lasting impact on dance and reality TV.

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Dance Dynasty

Abby Lee Miller’s expertise in dance extends far beyond her television persona. Before gaining fame on Dance Moms, she founded the Abby Lee Dance Company, nurturing young talents and earning a reputation as a formidable choreographer in the competitive dance world.

Literary Pursuits

In addition to her contributions to the dance industry, Abby Lee Miller is also an author. In 2014, she published a book titled “Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class,” offering insights and lessons gleaned from her extensive experience as a dance instructor.

Abby Lee Miller’s career has been marred by legal troubles, including bankruptcy fraud charges that led to a one-year prison sentence. Despite the challenges she has faced with resilience, continuing to inspire and mentor aspiring dancers through her work in the industry.

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Nationality: American

Show(s): Dance Moms

Network(s): Lifetime

Guest Appearances: Dancing with the Stars

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Father: George L. “Salty” Miller

Mother: Maryen Lorrain Miller

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Latest TV Shows

The series follows doting mothers and their children's early steps on the road to stardom, all under the discerning eye of a notoriously demanding and passionate dance instructor.