• Abby Lee Miller
  • Holly and Nia from Dance Moms
  • Melissa, Maddie and Mackenzie from Dance Moms
  • Jill and Kendall from Dance Moms
  • Kalani and Kira from Dance Moms
  • Cathy and Vivi-Anne from Dance Moms

Melissa, Maddie & Mackenzie

Mother of two, Melissa has both of her daughters enrolled in the Abby Lee Dance Company. A busy homemaker, Melissa has never danced professionally, except for fun in her youth. From an early age, she instilled the values of hard work and dedication in her daughters and is their #1 supporter in all their accomplishments.

 

About Melissa

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I really can’t choose just one, I love them all.

 

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
Spending time with my family and friends.

 

What do you think your children are learning most about while competing in dance competitions around the country?
To stay humble. Their dedication each week never ceases to amaze me.

 

 

What have you learned most about while being involved with this dance company and traveling to the competitions?
We really are a team.We support and encourage each other. Our studio treats us all like family, where a lot of studios don’t.  

 

About Maddie

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
Contemporary and tap 

 

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I love to watch all styles, especially the jazz and contemporary numbers.

 

What's your favorite thing about dance?
Learning from my teachers and dancing with my friends everyday.

 

What other hobbies and/or sports do you participate in?
I love doing hair and makeup tutorials.

 

 

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
Yes! I’d love to be on Broadway and be in a dance film.

 

 

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
Actress

 

What do you think you are learning about most from this experience dancing in these competitions around the country?
Good sportsmanship. All competitions are different and if you don’t win one day, it’s not the end of the world.

 

What's your favorite subject in school?
English

 

What's your favorite color?
Purple

 

About Mackenzie

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
Jazz and contemporary

 

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
Contemporary

 

What's your favorite thing about dance?
It’s fun learning from my dance teachers and dancing with my friends.

 

What other hobbies and/or sports do you participate in?
I love to sing and sew.

 

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
Yes! I hope to be on Broadway.

 

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
Be a pop star.

 

What do you think you are learning about most from this experience dancing in these competitions around the country?
Hard work and discipline.  After each competition we go over my routine which helps me become a better dancer.

 

What's your favorite subject in school?
Reading and math.

 

What's your favorite color? 
Pink