Abby Lee Miller’s former student Maddie Ziegler turned on her – and now it seems her current team has followed in her footsteps! Members of the Dance Moms star’s junior elite competition team revealed they are competing with another studio at Fierce National Dance Competition this weekend.
“An end of an era, the beginning of our future,” dance mom Holly Frazier captioned a photo of Nia Sioux, Kendall Vertes, Kalani Hilliker and Cameron Bridges at 8 Count Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
Also in the photo is former ALDC dancer Chloe Lukasiak, who revealed on the season finale that she will return to the show if Miller isn’t teaching.
The ALDC will be competing at Fierce National Dance Competition Saturday, March 26th to film the Season 7 finale, the competition's website reveals. Fans are speculating the members left the ALDC to compete with 8 Count at nationals this weekend.
But not all of Miller’s dancers have abandoned her, as Brynn Rumfallo posted a photo at the ALDC with students Lilliana Ketchman, Elliana Walmsley and Maesi Caes.
“Class tonight @aldcstudio,” she tweeted. “My little squad.”
Ketchman also posted a photo of the remaining members with the caption, "My crazy crew...nothing but love for ya! #newcrew #startingover #betterthanever #newandimproved #aldcalways."
According to social media, Miller left the team for three weeks, leaving choreographers Laurie-Ann Gibson and Meagan Nugent to take over.
“Vegas here they come. Ladies time to win #mytribe #Dancemoms,” Gibson posted on Instagram, while Nugent added, “On set with #DanceMoms stepping in for @therealabbylee tomorrow.”
According to dance mom Kira Girard, Miller's return led to the feud.
"Got to love she shows up with a list of what we can and can't say after 3 weeks gone! This is what you want @lifetimetv we’re out,” Girard tweeted.
As Radar readers know, this is the latest betrayal for Miller, who was slammed by former student Ziegler in her tell-all book.
“I did a lot of crying in those early competitions,” Ziegler wrote in The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir. “My nerves were really bad because I felt so much was riding on every single number we performed. If you watch me in the wings, you’ll always see me biting my nails. I put a lot of pressure on myself, I didn’t want to disappoint anyone – my teachers, my teammates, my mom, our audience.”
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