Abby Lee Miller

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Full Name Abby Lee Miller
Age 55 Years Old
Nick Name Abby
Gender Female
Famous As Choreographer, Dance Instructor, Television Reality Star
Birth Date September 21st, 1965
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Abigale Lee Miller famed as Abby Lee Miller is an American dance instructor, choreographer, and the director and owner of Reign Dance Productions. She was also the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company and appeared on the reality television series ‘Dance Moms’ for seven seasons. She pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy fraud in Jun 2016 and was sentenced in May 2017 to one year and a day in federal prison, however, was released early. As of now, she is continuing with Dance Moms, filming Season 8. Miller is a very talented Choreographer. 

Why Is Abby Lee Miller in a Wheelchair?

After the last new episodes of Dance Moms aired in 2017, the tough-as-nails dance teacher has since spent time in prison on fraud charges and has battled cancer. Today, she’s in a wheelchair, though she promises that her health problems don’t mean she’s going to go easy on her young dancers. The health crisis that put her in a wheelchair. It turned out that Miller had Burkitt lymphoma, a kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She started treatment, which she documented publicly, in part because she wanted to show other women how important it is to take their health seriously. Currently, Miller is in a wheelchair. But she’s hopeful that with further rehabilitation and surgery, she’ll soon be walking again. 

Abby Lee Miller Warns Aunt Becky That 'Fame Is a Curse in Prison!'

Abby Lee Miller, who was was sentenced to a year in prison over bankruptcy fraud, has shared some “helpful tips” for “surviving prison.” She was released in 2018 after only 8 months, and because the experience has a profound reaction on her heart and soul, she’s here to share her story with the mothers of Operation Varsity Blues: “You know, the girls in prison are some of the best people you are ever going to meet, seriously. They gave me the shoes off their feet, the clothes off their back- literally. And there’s not one of those dance mothers who would ever do that, not at all. And these were strangers! So, you’re a television celebrity and these women are your fans. They watch TV on a daily basis and they’re gonna want to know what it’s like to be on a TV show, and what it’s like to be an award-winning actress. And going to all the events and premieres in Hollywood. And I think if you just befriend them, and you share your stories with them, then they’ll share their stories with you. And some of them are very interesting.” 

How old is Abby Lee Miller now?

Abby Lee Miller celebrated her 53rd birthday on 21st September as of 2018. 

Where did Abby Lee Miller go to school?

On 21st September 1965, Abby Lee Miller was born in Miami, Florida to parents Maryen Lorrain, a dance teacher, and George L. Miller as the middle of three daughters. Her full name is Abigale Lee Miller. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her religion is Christian and her birth sign is Virgo. As a young girl, she studied dance at her mom’s studio in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn Hills High School. Her other early life information will be updated soon. 

Who is Abby Lee Miller's boyfriend?

Abby Lee Miller is an unmarried woman. Her relationship with Italian actor, Michael Padula became public in September 2013 after she took to her social media account to share a picture of them. In the year 2014, there were rumors circulating that they had got engaged. They also confirmed these rumors in the last week of January 2014 with a picture of her showing her wedding sparkler with her partner. However, there was a twist in their relationship in July 2014 as she revealed that their engagement was fake. It was staged to soothe her mother, who was dying because of cancer. As of today, Miller is believed to be single. She is living a happy life without any disturbances. 

What is the net worth of Abby Lee Miller?

Abby Lee Miller is a very renowned and successful dance instructor. She has accumulated a lot of money from her instructing career and she is satisfied with her earnings. Shas an estimated net worth of around $ 2 million as of 2019 but she has not revealed her current salary. It will be added soon. 

How tall is Abby Lee Miller?

Abby Lee Miller is a very beautiful dance instructor. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm. Her balanced weight consists of 83 kg or 183 lbs. Her hair color is dark brown and eye color is green. Her body measurement is 42-36-40 inches or 107-91.5-102 cm. 

What makes Abby Lee Miller famous?

  • At the small age of 14, Miller was given the responsibility for choreographing and coaching for one of her mother's dance competition teams. 
  • In 1995, she took over the studio and renamed it Reign Dance Productions.
  • After that, she became certified by Dance Masters of America and became a member of Dance Masters of Pennsylvania Chapter #10 in 1986, but her membership was terminated in February 2012, with DMA saying Miller's reality-TV show Dance Moms was "a total misrepresentation of our dance educators and their students and is detrimental to the dance profession."
  • She founded the Abby Lee Dance Company while still a teenager. 
  • In 1980 she opened her own dance studio and has taught 3,000 to 4,000 students to date. 
  • After that, she has gone on to dance in such Broadway productions as ‘Footloose’, ‘Wicked and The Lion King’ as well as in Radio City’s ‘Christmas Spectacular’.
  • She then became part of a reality television show, ‘Dance Moms’ which premiered on July 13, 2011. 
  • She was also given another series, ‘Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’; it began October 9, 2012. 
  • She also appeared on the show for seven seasons through February 2017. 
  • She has also been a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars.
  • She also published a book, Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class in 2014. 
  • Later on, she opened a new studio set up in Los Angeles called ALDC LA. 
  • She announced she had quit the series in March 2017. 
  • She announced her return for season 8 of Dance Moms in July 2018. 
  • Dance Moms: Resurrection premieres 4th June 2019 at 8/7c on the Lifetime (TV network).

Legal and financial problems of Abby Lee Miller

  • Miller filed for bankruptcy and owed more than $400,000 in taxes in December 2010. 
  • She began to encounter numerous legal problems in 2014.
  • A five million dollar lawsuit was filed against Collins Avenue Entertainment for staging disagreements that ended in a fight between Kelly Hyland and Miller.
  • She was indicted for fraud for creating a secret bank account in 2012-2013 used to hide income from masterclasses, TV deals, and merchandise sales, in addition to failing to file required monthly reports of income with the bankruptcy court for 13 months on 13th October 2015. 
  • She was indicted with bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations in hiding some $755,000.
  • She pleaded not guilty in November 2015.
  • Sentencing was set for January 20, 2017, but her sentencing date was postponed multiple times, finally scheduled for May 8, 2017.
  • She was sentenced to one year and a day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release on 9th May 2017. 
  • She also paid a $40,000 fine, a $120,000 judgment and gave a DNA sample relating to her felony charge. 
  • She was transferred to a Long Beach, California halfway house to complete her sentence on 27th March 2018. 
  • Due to subsequently-discovered illness, she served little time at the halfway house and instead was released on May 25 and hospitalized.

Health Issues of Abby Lee Miller

In April 2018, she was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer, after spinal surgery. She spent much of 2018 in physical therapy, relearning how to walk.