The road has not been easy for “Dance Mom’s” star Abby Lee Miller. After completing her prison sentence last year, the famed dance instructor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But if anything, Abby has proven she is a fighter and is not ready to hang up the dance shoes. The new season of Dance Moms follows Abby as she rebuilds her dance company while battling the after-effects of cancer that has left her confined to a wheelchair. Abby is ready to get back to her life and do what she loves most…teaching students to dance! With the goal of putting her life, health and dance studio back together, Abby returns to where it all began – the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh.
Meet the new dancers and their moms!
Daughter: Hannah (13)
As a former choreographer and pageant director, Ann expects only the best from Hannah – which means even if there’s no dance class Hannah is in the studio.
Daughter: Kamryn (7)
An athlete since childhood, Adriana views Kamryn’s dance as a sport. Kamryn has been dancing she was 2 years old and has placed first in many competitions.
Daughter: Savannah (11)
Former first-grade teacher, Erin, quit her job to be a full-time dance mom to Savannah. Erin will often film Savannah’s routines and play them back to show her what she did wrong.
Daughter: Sarah (11)
Full-time dance mom Michelle is a Pittsburgh native who has many friends in common with Abby. She has yet to find the perfect studio for Sarah and is hoping the ALDC will be it.
Daughter: Pressley (11)
Ashley is a dance studio owner and former professional dancer. Pressley is following in her mom’s footsteps and has danced with Justin Beiber!
Daughter: GiaNina (13)
Dance teacher Joanne has taught her daughter, GiaNina, everything she knows. GiaNina has already danced on Broadway, been in a movie and recently toured with Mariah Carey.
Son: Brady (13)
Tricia is her son Brady’s biggest fan. Brady is the first dancer in his family and will do whatever it takes to make Abby’s Elite team.
Daughter: Lilliana (10)
Stacey and her daughter Lilliana are back at the ALDC! Having left her job, Stacey is now committed to being a full-time dance mom. She feels that she and Liliana have the upper hand being the only returning team members this season.
“Dance Moms” is produced by Collins Avenue, with Jeff Collins (“Dance Moms,” “The Drama Queen”), Bryan Stinson (“Dance Moms,” “So Sharp”) and Michael Hammond (“Dance Moms,” “Hell’s Kitchen”), along with Gena McCarthy, Brie Miranda Byrant and Kimberly Chessler of Lifetime. A+E Networks handles global sales for “Dance Moms.”