Four Pittsburgh-area dancers showcased their talents on national television earlier this week.
During Tuesday evening's finale of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition on Lifetime TV, Upper St. Clair native Taylor Ackerman—along with dancers Miranda Maleski, John Fiumara and Jesse Johnson—performed a routine to Blues Saraceno's "If You Believe."
The dancers were featured as alumni from the Abby Lee Dance Company, the newly-famed Penn Hills dance studio featured on Lifetime's show, Dance Moms.
Owner Abby Lee Miller went on to be a judge on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, a show where young dancers compete for $100,000 and a scholarship to the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York.
Ackerman, an Upper St. Clair native, has worked in some movies and recently danced with Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Ackerman's mother and sister, Payton and Leslie, have appeared on Dance Moms multiple times.
Maleski, a Plum native, currently lives in Los Angeles and was featured on Season 8 of "So You Think You Can Dance."
You can catch the episode at http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/abbys-ultimate-dance-competition.