OK! Exclusive: Cathy Nesbitt-Stein Reveals The Reason Behind Her Dance Moms Departure And If She’ll Return To The Show

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Source: Lifetime

Oct. 5 2015, Updated 2:23 p.m. ET

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Abby Lee Miller may have a long list of enemies including scorned former students and dance moms, but no one compared to her biggest rival, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein! After seasons of competing against Miller with her team, Candy Apples, the dance teacher shockingly handed over her competition team to co-star Jeanette Cota.

Nesbitt-Stein exclusively opened up to about everything from if she’ll return to the show to what she and her daughter Vivi-Anne are up to today!

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Cathy Nesbitt-Stein: My dance studio was right in the middle of its recital. You can’t produce something that has lots and lots of people and then not show up or be there the last week before the show. It was a scheduling conflict. The producers have talked to me and they would love for me to come back because they know what Cathy brings to the show.

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CNS: If they would decide that they wanted to film back in Ohio. I love filming, I love being apart of the show and yes I would definitely go back. How did your clients feel about Cota taking over the team?

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CNS: The producers had to do what they had to do. Jeanette was there because they wanted to utilize her and she is a dance teacher so it was only natural that she would step in and extend the role of leader. However, I don’t think the team of moms is as close to her as they are to me. It was a bit of a transition for them because they really like me. Jeanette’s personality is completely different from mine. Jeanette definitely cannot replace Cathy!

Cathy Nesbitt-Stein

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CNS: Recently we went to Nashville with my real dance studio. We took Grand National Top Honors. We are in the works with new choreography and new material that the kids are rehearsing, working on and perfecting. We’ve got some huge Christmas shows coming up and I’m doing some conventions, and some meet and greets.

Article continues below advertisement What are some projects your daughter Vivi-Anne is working on? Does she want to dance professionally?

CNS: Vivi is working on a big project that hasn’t been disclosed yet, but I think Vivi’s fans are really going to have fun with it. Vivi’s been dancing this whole time even though we haven’t seen her a lot on the show. She was one of the dancers in the piece that won the highest score. We were just in Disney World and that’s Vivi’s home away from home. She would love to be a Disney dancer. One of the people that worked in the park contacted me and told me we would love to have her when she gets older. That was really fun for her to hear!

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