Abby Lee Miller (Head Instructor) started at 14 years old, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She prides herself on turning out professional level dancers. Abby feels as if she is providing her dancers with everything they need to go out into the world and succeed with a career in dance. She comes off as strict, tough, and even bossy, and has made many of her dancers cry. She also tends to be the object of all fights in the network. Abby also shows favoritism through a pyramid telling each child if they are good or bad. Usually showing favoritism towards a dancer named Maddie.