The Dance Moms ensemble is about to get much smaller, perhaps the smallest it has ever been, as more members of the cast follow Abby Lee Miller, Brynn Rumfallo and her mother Ashlee Allen out of the series.
Resident choreographer Gianna Martello, who has been on Dance Moms since its inception back in 2011, has hinted on Twitter her departure from the hit Lifetime reality series.
"Looking forward to real life. I almost forget what it is."
"Nobody can replace [Gianna Martello]… thank you for everything you've done these past seven seasons. My biggest inspiration. I wish you the best."
Over the course of the series, the choreographer has endeared herself to many Dance Moms viewers and has garnered quite an impressive following, which is why it will not be a surprise that many fans will miss her on the show.
Well-known Dance Moms insider, Dance Mom Reacts, says that Martello may have decided to leave the show to rally behind Abby Lee Miller, who will be replaced by Cheryl Burke in the final four episodes of Season 7 and the season that will follow should there be one.
"Huge respect for Gianna for leaving the show though because Abby did. It just shows where her loyalties lie and she's a good person."