Former “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Cheryl Burke is joining “Dance Moms”!
On Thursday, Burke confirmed the news, writing on Instagram, "Do I like what I see? We got this. #winnersneverquit #dancemoms.”
In another pic, she reiterated, "I grew up with a tiger mom! I know how to motivate these girls from within. We’re here to succeed and create together. #dancemoms #mymomsetthetigermombar #tbt.”
Burke’s hiring comes just days after Abby Lee Miller shockingly quit the show. Earlier this week, Abby ranted on Instagram, claiming, "I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL!”
The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL! TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER'S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS... "WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?" ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS! I don't have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people's children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED - DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #alllovedancecourage
In response to Burke joining the show, Abby told People magazine Wednesday, "I just know they’re going to treat her a hell of a lot better than they treated me, for now. Give her six years, they’ll talk to her like she’s dirt, too. I think bringing in a stranger that has a résumé is going to be so much more important to them than me [and] the people that have been there for seven years, day in and day out, working our butts off. She’ll get all the perks and we’ll get all the jerks.”
As for her return to the Lifetime show in the future, Abby said, "Never say never.” Amidst all the drama, she was still able to smile for the cameras where/an event? in Los Angeles.