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g   Cathy Nesbitt-Stein
Nickname(s): Wicked Witch of The West Abby Lee Miller
Gender: Female
Born: April 19, 1959
Age: 61
Home: Canton, Ohio
Occupation: Studio Owner
Dance Teacher
Dancer (formerly)
Affiliations: Candy Apple's Dance Center
ALDC (former guest)
Friends and Family
Spouse: Mike Stein (husband)
Children: Vivi-Anne Stein (adoptive daughter)
Friends: Mitchell Finke
Blake McGrath
Kaya Wiley
Melanie Huelsman
Yvette Walts
Christi Lukasiak
Feuds: Abby Lee Miller
Jill Vertes
Brigette Triana
Jeanette Cota[1]
Kelly Hyland
Christi Lukasiak
Holly Hatcher-Frazier
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
Last: Same Old Frenemies Part 2

 Cathy Jean Nesbitt-Stein is the mother of Vivi-Anne. She owns a dance studio named Candy Apple's Dance Center, located in Canton, Ohio. In the beginning of the series, Cathy entered her daughter into Abby's studio, but quit later in the first season.

Since leaving the ALDC for her own studio, Cathy has continually feuded with Abby and other members of the ALDC, getting into arguments and exchanging insults with them at competitions. Into the third season, Cathy had an especially bad relationship with Christi among the moms, with this eventually being replaced by a mutual hostility with Jill.

Other information

  • Cathy was the first person cast for the show.[2]
  • Her husband Mike Stein is an insurance adjuster and owns a Beef Jerky store, which was seen in an episode of Dance Moms.
  • Her sister-in-law Erin Stein-Rich choreographed "Stand Up."
  • Cathy's favorite style of dance to watch is ballet.[3]
  • Her hobbies include golfing, reading, designing vintage decorations, gardening, and shopping.[3]
  • Cathy says her studio now attracts Canton tourists, who also go next door to the Stein family's beef-jerky store.[4]
  • She's friends with Mitchell Finke[5], who has helped choreograph Candy Apple's dances seen on the show.
  • Her favorite movie is Gone with the Wind.[6]
  • Cathy said she missed the end of the fifth season because of scheduling conflicts.[7]
  • She is a Republican


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