“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she “creates stars” in her Philadelphia dance studio.
The businesswoman and dance school owner remarked that she helps her students achieve their best selves.
“I create stars,” she told ET. “I have had kids in 17 to 18 different Broadway shows, so it’s what I do. [I] make these professional, working, employable dancers who can go out and get a job, and I pride myself on that.”
One of Miller’s biggest stars is Maddie Ziegler.
Ziegler has not returned to the Lifetimes series and school that made her a superstar dancer.
“I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show,” Miller commented to Entertainment Tonight.
“Right here in Los Angeles, I have kids working in different television shows, in the movies, everything. So, [Ziegler’s] just another one of those kids I think I’ve proven my talent with,” Miller continued.
The 13-year-old dancer and her mother, Melissa Gisoni, will not be returning to the series “Dance Moms” after season six.
Ziegler will appear in a movie directed by singer and songwriter Sia as well as taking on a role as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
The film titled “Sister” was written by the singer. Ziegler has appeared in three of Sia’s music videos for “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.”
Entertainment Tonight reported that Sia didn’t think anyone would take her seriously as a screenwriter and director prior to this project.
“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project because I was a singer,” Sia told ET.
“Last year, after I made the ‘Chandelier’ video, I realized that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver,” she commented.