Despite her recent clash with the law that led to a prison sentence, Abby Lee Miller remains one of the choreographers who wrote her names in the sands of time. She has seized the headlines for all right and wrong reasons.
She is an American dance educator, choreographer, and director, and owner of Reign Dance Productions, formerly known as Mary Lorrain Dance Studio, which she took over from her mother in 1995. Growing up, Abby Lee Miller learned the basics of dance from her mother, who is also a dance teacher. After participating in several dance competitions, she established herself as a dance teacher and founded the Abby Lee Dance Company. She was also involved in seven seasons of the reality television series Dance Moms.
Everything seemed to go in the right direction until 2010 when Miller filed for bankruptcy. As if that wasn’t enough, she was found guilty of serious bankruptcy fraud, which was punished in May 2017 with a sentence of one year and one day in federal prison.
Abby Lee Miller’s Bio, Age
The popular dance teacher was born on 21 September 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she grew up. Her father is George L. Miller, while her mother is Maryen Lorrain, a dance teacher. No wonder Abby developed a passion for dancing at an early age. She studied under the guidance of her mother at Maryen Lorrain Dance Studio, her mother’s studio, which Miller later took over in 1995. Under her guidance, the dance studio was renamed Reign Dance Productions.
In 1986 she received the certification of the Dance Masters of America, making her a member of the Dance Masters of Pennsylvania Chapter #10. However, her membership was denied in 2012 when it appeared that her reality TV show Dance Moms did not represent what dance education stands for.
Since 2011 Miller has been appearing on the Lifetime reality TV show. The show shows how the practice sessions and performance competitions for the young students of the Abby Lee Dance Company look like. Abby is notorious for putting too much pressure on her students to achieve the desired results.
Abby Lee Miller has also appeared as a guest juror in Dancing with the Stars.
Family: Who is Abby’s Husband, Daughter?
Oops! Looks like Abby Lee Miller wasn’t cut out to get married after all. Although she seemed to have a relationship with Italian actor Michael Padula, this turned out to be a charade to please her mother. The duo even went so far as to get engaged and make their relationship official on social media. In January 2014, Abby showed a photo she had taken with her partner, confirming their engagement. Later in July of the same year, there were rumors that their engagement was fake.
Apparently, the whole scene was played to please her mother, who was struggling with cancer at the time. At present, there is no evidence that Abby is in any kind of relationship, so she is perceived as single. There are also no children in any picture.
Her Net Worth
Although she filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and owed more than $400,000 in taxes, Abby Lee Miller is said to have accumulated a net worth of $2 million thanks to her reality TV appearances and other ventures.
Is Abby Lee Miller in Jail?
If the rumors get around, Abby Lee Miller is no longer in federal prison in California, where she has been incarcerated since May 2017. In late 2010, the dance teacher filed for bankruptcy and owed over $400,000 in taxes. In a fast-track trial until October 2015, Miller was charged with fraud in connection with her previous bankruptcy. She was accused of setting up a secret bank account to hide the proceeds of some master classes, TV shops, and sales of goods.
Miller was subsequently charged with fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false declarations of bankruptcy. She allegedly managed to hide about $755,000 from the authorities. In order to avoid the harsh punishment of her crime, Miller pleaded guilty in June 2016, after she had pleaded not guilty in November of the previous year.
Finally, the verdict came in May 2017 and she was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Her prison sentence began on July 12, 2017, at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California.
In January 2018, however, the rumor mill began to rumble about her case again, but this time it is about her early release. According to the deadline, the star of the Dance Moms will be released from federal prison on February 20, 2018. The early release was supported by her good behavior during her time in prison.