Who Is Maddie Ziegler ?
Whats Inside ?
Madison Nicole “Maddie” Ziegler is an American dancer, as well as a model and actress. She first rose to fame after appearing on the reality show Dance Moms on the Lifetime Network, in which she became one of its breakout stars. After leaving the show, her fame grew even further after appearing on several music videos for the singer Sia, such as her 2014 hit, ‘Chandelier’. She has done modeling campaigns for brands such as Target, Ralph Lauren, and Capezio.
Career Focus: Dancing, Modelling, Acting
Popular Works: [Television] Dance Moms (2011-Present, Lifetime), Live To Dance, (2011, CBS) Dancing With The Stars, Austin & Ally, Pretty Little Liars, Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, and her collaborations with singer Sia
Date of Birth: 30-09-2002
Current State & Country: Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA
Home State & Country: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Weight: 114 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $5,000,000
Educational Credentials: Sloan Elementary School. She left in 2013 and began homeschooling instead.
Ziegler is very active on social media. She has over 13 million followers on Instagram, and 1.3 million followers on her Twitter account. Her Facebook page has over 1 million likes. Her dancing videos on YouTube have a combined total of 4 billion views, and her official YouTube channel has 3 million subscribers. In 2016, Time Magazine named Ziegler as one of the 30 most influential teens of 2015.
Career History of Maddie Ziegler
Ziegler was a top student at the Abby Lee Dance Company, wining competitions in both her state and across the country. One of these victories was for the 2014 Dancers Choice Awards for Best Dancer Aged 17 and Under. In 2010, Ziegler did a performance in an episode of the CBS reality competition show Live to Dance, which was hosted by Paula Abdul.
In 2011, Ziegler, along with mom Melissa and sister Mackenzie, appeared on the first season of Dance Moms. Dance Moms revolved around the students and staff who take lessons on the Abby Lee Dance Company, including the company’s owner, Abby Lee Miller. Fans of the show took notice of Ziegler and her talent stating that she “stood out amongst the rest of the competition”. Ziegler and her family left the show in 2016. The show produced a spin-off called Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, in which Ziegler made several guest appearances. Ziegler’s performances were praised, and she was hailed as one of the best contemporary dancers in Hollywood today.
In 2014, Australian singer-songwriter Sia (real name Sia Furler) cast Ziegler to star in her music video for her song ‘Chandelier’. The video was a huge success, and received plenty of nominations including Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015. The video currently has over two billion views. Ziegler’s next appearance was in Sia’s music video for ‘Elastic Heart’, which also featured actor Shia LaBeouf. Next were for the songs ‘Big Girls Cry’, ‘Cheap Thrills’ and ‘The Greatest’, from the same artist. Ziegler and Sia continue to work on projects together to this day, including music videos for the latter’s collaborations with singer/rapper Labrinth and music producer Diplo. It also extended to live stages – Whenever Sia has to perform live, she calls on Ziegler to do a choreographed dance routine instead of herself just standing on stage with a microphone. Together, the two of them have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Dancing with the Stars, and at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Zeigler has also joined Sia on her worldwide tours.
Personal Life of Maddie Ziegler
Ziegler was born on September 30, 2002, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Kurt Ziegler, a former mortgage company owner, and Melissa Ziegler. She also has a younger sister named Mackenzie. Ziegler is of Italian, Polish, and German descent. Her parents divorced when she was nine, and Melissa ended up marrying a man named Greg Gisoni two years later. Ziegler was already dancing since she was two years old. When she turned four, she was enrolled at the Abby Lee Dance Company, learning all sorts of different dances such as lyrical, ballet, tap dancing, jazz dance, aerial dance, contemporary, and acrobatics.
Apart from Mackenzie, who’s also a singer and a dancer, Ziegler has two older half-brothers from Kurt’s previous marriage, as well as two older step-siblings from Gisoni’s own previous marriage. Gisoni is currently the vice president of Westinghouse Electrical Company.
Ziegler was previously in a relationship with Jack Kelly, the son of New York Yankees infielder, Pat Kelly. Their relationship lasted from 2017 to 2018.
Net Worth of Maddie Ziegler
Ziegler was considered as one of the best-known performers from Abby Lee Dance Company, a dance studio prominently featured on the show Dance Moms. Ziegler was in the show from 2011, until 2016. She has also been featured in music videos from artists like Sia, Todrick Hall, and Alexx Calise. She is slowly branching out from her popularity as a dancer, and is now taking on acting and modeling gigs on the side.
She’s only sixteen, but Ziegler has made so much money thanks to her performances, acting, and endorsements. She has even published a book. Her acting stints include the drama film The Book of Henry, which stars Aussie actress Naomi Watts. The film was directed by Colin Trevorrow, and came out in 2017. Ziegler has also lent her voice to the character of Camille Le Haut in the 2016 animated film Leap!. Ziegler has expressed her desire to continue acting, and hopes that more roles will come her way soon enough.
Ziegler has done endorsements and modeling for the brands Clean & Clear, Target, Betsey Johnson, and Ralph Lauren. Her autobiography, called The Maddie Diaries, was released in 2014, and became a huge bestseller. The Maddie Diaries documents her life from her start of her days at Abby Lee Dance Company, to her fame, and what she wants to do in the future. Ziegler is currently working on a three-part novel about a twelve-year-old dancer named Harper. She struggles with making new friends and becoming a great dancer, after her family moves to a new location. Two of these novels have already been released: The Audition (2017), and The Callback (2018). The third novel is slated to come out in 2019.
Controversial News on The Life & Career of Maddie Ziegler
Singer Sia has apologized to the people who were offended by the video for her song ‘Elastic Heart’, which showcased Ziegler dancing alongside LaBeouf. The video was controversial as it showed LaBeouf – Who is 28 years old and wearing nothing but nude-colored shorts – And Ziegler, who was twelve at that time – Engaging in a physical dance fight. Sia hoped that the video would evoke emotional feelings, and did not mean to upset anybody.
Rumors and Frequently Asked Questions About Maddie Ziegler
There have been rumors of Ziegler dating Kailand Morris, the grandson of music legend Stevie Wonder. Morris and Ziegler met backstage on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, as both their siblings were competing on the show. She uploaded a picture of herself with Morris on her sixteenth birthday party. However, Ziegler has denied these rumors saying that the two of them were just friends and only love to hang out together.