Director of Reign Dance Productions and the principal cast member of Lifetime's Dance Moms. She developed a reputation for pushing her students to the edge of their capabilities to prepare them for competitions.
She was exposed to dance during her earliest years, but was not very interested in performing, so she instead went into teaching and opened her own dance studio at age 14.
Close to three million viewers tuned in to see her train a dozen hopeful Dancers to compete for $100,000 and a scholarship to the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School.
Her mother, Maryen Lorrain, was a member of Dance Masters of America for five decades, and ran several dance studios, where she first picked up dance.
Mackenzie Ziegler was one of her young charges on Dance Moms. Abby and Kurt Ziegler, Mackenzie's father, went to high school together at Penn Hills High.