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Gender: Female
Born: August 26, 1966[1]
Age: 57
Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Affiliations: Abby Lee Dance Company (former)
Friends and Family
Spouse: Greg Ackerman (husband)
Children: Taylor Antonello (daughter)
Connor Ackerman (son)
Payton Stork (daughter)
Friends: Kristie Ray
Holly Hatcher-Frazier
Melissa Gisoni
Feuds: Kelly Hyland
Christi Lukasiak
Jill Vertes
Kira Girard
Abby Lee Miller
Love Interests: Greg Ackerman (husband)
Episode Run
Debut: Everyone's Replaceable
Last: Seeing Red

  Leslie Ackerman is the mother of Payton Ackerman, and is often a part of the competition team as a guest. She has frequently complained that Abby has never made them permanent members of the competition team, and fights with her about her reasons for not doing so (with Abby usually stating that Payton's height and maturity does not blend in well with the majority of the other girls).

Leslie is not well-liked by the other mothers due to her being very upfront and vocal about her beliefs, as well as her tendencies to lash out at unexpected moments. As a result, with the exception of Holly, she has hostile relationships with the other moms and fights with them constantly, particularly Christi and Jill. She also had frequently argued with Kelly on whether Payton or Brooke were more deserving of a spot on the team, claiming Brooke didn't want it as much as Payton and Payton would be a better role model for the younger girls.

Despite their numerous on-screen fights, Abby has said that for most of their history, Leslie has been respectful and a good customer; and unlike the other moms, she has been grateful for the opportunities given to her children.


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