60 Abby Lee Miller Quotes from ‘Dance Moms’ Fame

Abby Lee Miller, born in Pennsylvania in 1966, is a prominent dance instructor, choreographer and the founder of Reign Dance Productions, Abby Lee Dance Company and ALDC LA.

Beginning her journey in dance at a young age, she established the Abby Lee Dance Company at just 14.

In 1980, Miller inaugurated her own dance studio and has instructed between 3,000 to 4,000 students, making her one of Pittsburgh’s most sought-after dance teachers.


Many of her students have gone on to become professional dance stars, a proof to her dedication, discipline and passion.

Miller’s love for dance was inherited from her mother, Maryen Lorrain Miller, fondly known as “The Original Dance Mom,” who sadly passed away from colon cancer.

Besides dance, Abby was also exposed to a variety of activities in her youth, ranging from Girl Scouts to ski club.

As a celebrity, Abby has admitted to having a crush on Tom Cruise. Today, the Abby Lee Dance Company is based in Pittsburgh, located on the border of Penn Hills, Plum Boro and Monroeville.

Throughout her career, Abby Lee Miller has become a well-respected figure in the dance industry, noted for her tenacity and contribution to fostering young talent.

Top 10 Abby Lee Miller Quotes


The rules are there for a reason. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I don’t think I get that upset over things. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


If your mom cries a lot, you probably cry a lot. It’s what you learn. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I don’t want to hear the word ‘can’t.’ ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I’m a can-do girl. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


TV’s a big deal in prison. A big deal. People watch it nonstop. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I’m a good teacher and am great at observation and picking out what’s wrong and fixing it. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I rely on other people every day of my life. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I have no problem yelling at anybody’s kid – free of charge! ~ Abby Lee Miller.


My success rate speaks for itself. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Best Abby Lee Miller Quotes

If a whole bunch of people want to make your life a living hell, they’re gonna do it. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I always tell my students that I dream bigger for them than I do for myself, and that’s the truth. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


Everybody wants to be me. What can I say? ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I’ve been invited to do ‘Dancing With the Stars’ three times, but Lifetime said no. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

You have to want it 110 percent. You have to eat, sleep, and breathe your passion, and fight for perfection every step of the way. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I teach children to be winners. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Cry if you have a compound fracture, by all means. Or if your grandpa died. But otherwise, save it for your pillow. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I was raised to be independent. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Famous Abby Lee Miller Quotes

Don’t hire a prison consultant. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I have good days and bad days. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

My name is not unfamiliar to anybody in the dance community. I’m talking the upper echelon of dance studios. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I have an eye for detail. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


Competitions are a business, first and foremost. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I was never focused on me, me, me all the time. I was always focused on somebody else. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Doing a show for three weeks is nothing like doing a show for seven seasons. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I create stars. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I’m not a bad person. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Inspiring Abby Lee Miller Quotes

I never wanted to perform and never proclaimed myself to be a performer. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

My wheelchair is like the Cadillac of wheelchairs; it goes up and down and back, and I can lay down in it. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I made bad decisions. I’m not denying that I made bad decisions. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I have a little bit of PTSD when I hear a big bang or a loud noise or keys – I jump out of my skin. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I do not raise brats! ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I just was never into performing. It’s just hard work. It’s hard work. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I’ve been in continuing education programs since taking my dance master’s exam at age 21. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I have spent so much time and so much energy making other people’s children stars. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I have goals. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I was always interested in choreography – in making people think and feel something. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

As far as the general public is concerned, I always tell people that you need to look like a dance teacher like you’re looking for a pediatrician. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Top Abby Lee Miller Quotes

When you’re so busy shooting 12 hours a day, you just eat what someone sticks in front of you. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


What I’m denying is that I’m this cutthroat financier. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I can take a beginner kid that has never danced in their lives, and I can teach them something, or I can take a really advanced dancer, and I can make them into a professional. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I like to work. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I don’t want a brat on my team. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I can make something magical and wonderful out of nothing. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I saw ‘Magic Mike,’ and I thought it was great. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I have dreams, and I want to see them come to fruition. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I made lots of mistakes – the number one mistake being trusting other people with my money. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Every child in South Florida can dance. And every child there is amazing. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I just have always felt that people don’t change, circumstances change. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

Britney Spears was an incredible dancer. That kid was amazing. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I want to retire and want to be able to live out my days financially secure. That’s what everyone wants. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

When I tell a child something the first time, I’m nice. The 15th time, I start to get aggravated. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I declared bankruptcy, and that was the worst thing I ever should have done. ~ Abby Lee Miller.


I don’t like people going behind my back. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

I want to be an executive producer. ~ Abby Lee Miller.

So these were the 60 top quotes about Abby Lee Miller.

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