Is Dance Moms Back and Better Than Ever?
Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller returns from battle with cancer to bring us Dance Moms: Resurrection. In April of 2018, the reality star and famed dance teacher, Abby Lee Miller, was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. This was a shattering realization for Miller as she has just been released from prison for bankruptcy fraud.
“I was ready to go back to work and start my life over and now I can’t even walk,” she said of the situation.
Miller was very open about her struggles with cancer on social media. She posted photos of her physical therapy sessions and surgeries, as well as posts to support previous Abby Lee Dance Company dancers who are now finding success.
Dance Moms gave a start to several very talented young women. Maddie Ziegler, previously Miller’s named favorite dancer has now become the principal dancer for artist and musician, Sia, was discovered after appearing on the show. The same goes for Jojo Siwa, who tours the country performing her music and spreading messages of self-love and empowerment to young girls everywhere. She also has an extremely successful line of hair accessories, Jojo Bows. The show also helped dancers like Nia Sioux and Chloe Lukasiak gain their massive social media following and begin their own solo careers. Though many criticized the show for Abby Lee Miller’s apparent cruelty, it definitely made a difference for these young women.
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The new installment of the series, Dance Moms: Resurrection, looks to be just as full of talented dancers and just as dramatic as ever. Miller even acknowledges her often defamed working style in the trailer, “I need to get back to teaching and I need to get back to screaming at children,” she says.
“I need to get back to my roots. I’m going to take these kids right back to Pittsburgh.”
The show looks to be half about developing the talent of young dancers and half about Miller’s comeback to the TV scene. It is sure to be quite the ride.
Will you be watching when it premieres in June? Let us know!