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Abby Lee Dance Company

    Abby Lee Miller 

Abby Lee Miller

Owner of the Abby Lee Dance Company studio.

    Current Abby Lee Dance Company Moms 

As A Whole

Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni

Melissa is the mother of Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Her girls are favored by Abby, much to the other moms' dismay.

Christi Lukasiak

Christi is the mother of Chloe Lukasiak.

Jill Vertes

The mother of Kendall Vertes.

Holly Frazier

The mother of Nia Frazier.

Kira Girard

The mother of Kalani Hiliker.

    Current Abby Lee Dance Company Dancers 

As a whole

  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: As mentioned in an episode where the girls received NO awards for their 'barely-there' costumes.
    • Arguably the outfits the girls wear to practice in as well - most of the time, they wear crop-tops and booty shorts. In the spin-off series, the girl who wears the shortest top is the oldest girl, Jessie, even though she's technically the only one of the group (except maybe Sammi) who actually needs to wear a shirt...
    • And what about the infamous "topless showgirls" dance? The clothing was picked out to give the effect that they were naked. Unsurprisingly, the episode is unavailable online and perhaps even on DVD.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Most of their costumes and when they practice.
  • Brainy Brunettes: The brunettes of the group are all intelligent with their schoolwork and dancing
  • Dumb Blonde:Subverted. They all get good grades and quite talented dancers.
  • Heroic BSOD: Whenever a girl forgets her solo.
  • Nice Girls: They're all are friends to each other.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: They are focused dancers, while their moms are bickering.

Maddie Ziegler-Gisoni

Maddie is the eldest daughter of Melissa and the older sister of Mackenzie.

Mackenzie Ziegler-Gisoni

Mackenzie is the youngest daughter of Melissa and the younger sister of Maddie.

Chloe Lukasiak

The daughter of Christi.
  • Always Second Best: And Christi is sick of it.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Humble Hero: Chloe does not react to getting the Joffrey scholarship, not wanting to upset the other girls. Also, her first reaction upon re-entering the dressing room after her solo is to check on Maddie, to see if she was okay.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Subverted. She has a younger sister who is not a dancer and has never been featured on the show.
  • The Rival: Her rivalry with Maddie actually became a major subplot
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's subtle, but Chloe has been catching up with Maddie recently.

Kendall Vertes

The daughter of Jill.
  • Butt Monkey: Even though she is talented, but she is especially this in her first few appearances and in season three.
  • Sixth Ranger: Deconstructed. As the first new dancer added to the group, she put on probation until she proved herself. As a result, there was a lot drama between Abby and Jill regarding why she was treated differently than the other girls. So much so that Jill and Kendal temporarily switched to Candy Apples Dance Studio.

Nia Frazier

The daughter of Holly Frazier
  • Black Best Friend: She is friendly and gets along with all the girls.
  • Ill Girl:She might be an example, as she has a medical condition (something affecting the bones in her feet). In the Mother's Day special, it was revealed that she was actually in the hospital for some time over the summer, and was in a wheelchair for a while afterward.
  • Out of Focus: In seasons 2 and 3, apart from the Rosa Park tribute and her duet with Paige. So much so that Abby that called attention to it.

Kalani Hiliker

The daughter of Kira.
  • All There in the Manual: If you didn't watch Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition you probably won't know who she is or what her relationship is to Abby when she shows up.
  • Canon Immigrant: From Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
  • Cool Big Sis: She's the oldest of girls on the team and is very encouraging towards them.
  • Homeschooled Kids: She homeschools so she can spend more time taking classes and traveling for dance.
  • Sixth Ranger: She shows up in season 4 and becomes a permanent member of the team.
  • Teacher Favoritism: She was Abby's favorite when she competed on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

    Former Abby Lee Dance Company Moms and Dancers 

Kelly Hyland

The mother of Brooke and Paige Hyland.

Brooke Hyland

  • Child Popstar: Brooke becomes this during summer 2012 when she releases her hit debut single, "Summer Love Song". A year later, she releases an entire album. Mixed opinions have been tossed around concerning Brooke's music career, with a large amount of criticism given to Brooke's heavy Autotune use.
  • Cool Big Sis: To all the girls, and her sister, Paige.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: More recently she's been trying trying to be this.
  • Rubber Girl: To an extent. She specializes in acrobatic dance.

Paige Hyland

Kristie Ray

The mother of Asia Ray.

Jackie Lucia

The mother of Sophia Lucia.
  • Dropped a Bridge On Her: Jackie and Sophia left the team and went back to LA to prevent any mama drama with her daughter, who had become The Ace at the time. However, if you look at Sophia's accomplishments, it's not that much of a step down.

Asia Monet Ray

The daughter of Kristi.

Sophia Lucia

The daughter of Jackie Lucia

    Abby Lee Miller Dance Studio Others 

Gianna Martello

Payton Ackerman

The daughter of Leslie. Payton sometimes dances with the company featured on the show but has never been an official member.

Leslie Ackerman

The mother of Payton Ackerman

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