Although “Dance Moms” first put Maddie Ziegler’s name on the map, the “Book of Henry” actress has more bad things than good things to say about the Lifetime show. The 14-year-old dancer, actress, and model shockingly left the reality dance television series in season 6 and shared that she is not regretting that decision at all.

Maddie Ziegler was one of “Dance Moms” original cast members and Abby Lee Miller quickly took notice of her talent and star quality. The famously tough dance teacher can already count on the young dancer to win the top prize every single time. And because the “Ballerina” star delivered what was expected from her, she became Miller’s star student.

'Dance Moms' alum ready to put Lifetime show behind her

The other moms on the show were understandably mad at Abby Lee Miller for treating Maddie Ziegler differently from the rest of the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) Junior Elite Team members. The 50-year-old dance instructor, choreographer, and director has always told them that the “Book of Henry” actress was the best, not considering the other dancers’ feelings.

While many thought, including the moms of the other ALDC dancers, that Maddie Ziegler loved the extra attention that she was getting from their dance mentor, the young star was actually feeling the burden piling up on her shoulders. Although as a kid, it is always nice to hear that your teacher appreciates your work, but now that she’s getting older, she realized that being the favorite student is not all rainbows and butterflies.

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'The Book of Henry Star' is done doing dance competitions

Abby Lee Miller has always pushed Maddie Ziegler to be the best that she can be. Although that’s not a bad thing for a teacher to do to her student, it did take a toll on the young star. To be expected to win and take the top prize all the time, Maddie was feeling all the pressure in every dance competition that she joined instead of just enjoying it and show her talent.

Maddie Ziegler has previously opened up to People about being a part of “Dance Moms.” “I learned a lot of lessons. I had the craziest time when I was with her and on that team,” the star shared. “I’m really glad that I did move on from that.”

The “Dance Moms” alum noted that she did have some fun times with Abby Lee Miller and that she learned a lot from her but revealed that she is much happier now that she left the Lifetime show. “I was stressed at 11 years old, which shouldn’t happen!” she added.