Maddie Ziegler is the dancer and artist whose fame ascended after her appearance in the 2014‘s music video, Chandelier by artist Sia. Not only Maddie but the song proved to be a breakthrough for Sia as well.
After that, both of the artists have taken a turn for the good. So today we will talk about Maddie Ziegler who has grown from a ‘Girl in Chandelier‘ to a dance prodigy. Let’s learn more about Maddie right now.
Here are some interesting facts about Maddie Ziegler.
Maddie Ziegler: Quick Facts
Madison Nicole Ziegler
September 30, 2002
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
5 feet 5 inches(1.65m)
46 kg(101 lbs)
Early Life and Childhood
The young Maddie was born on September 30, 2002, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as the daughter of Kurt Ziegler and Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni. Her birth name is Madison Nicole Ziegler. She holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity including Italian, Polish, and German.
After the divorce in 2011, her mother married Greg Gisoni. Similarly, Maddie has the younger sister named MackenzieZiegler, who is an artist and vocalist. Also, she has four half-siblings from her parent’s second marriage.
Talking about her education, Maddie went to Sloan Elementary School until 2013 and was later homeschooled.
Age and Measurements
Maddie has a very flexible and toned body. Even with a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m), the dancer dances gracefully. Also, she weighs about 46 kg(101 lbs).
Because of dancing, Maddie has a slim body, and her measurements come out to be 30-24-31. Furthermore, the young dancer has fair skin complexion and blue eyes. Also, she has long dark brown hair which she styles accordingly.
Maddie Ziegler: Dance and Stardom
Maddie did not become a star overnight. Since the age of two, Maddie took dancing classes and joined Abby Lee DanceCompany at the age of four. There she trained herself in tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, acro, jazz and aerial dance.
Through the dance company, Maddie got the opportunity to dance in several shows and competitions. But it was through Dancing Moms, a reality show about the young dancers on Abby that Maddie got a bit of a start in her career. She, along with her mother sister, appeared on the show till 2016.
The show helped to showcase her dancing talent and ability to the broader audience catching the eyes of many artists. Fortunately, in 2014, young Maddie who was just 11, was featured in the video ‘Chandelier‘ by Sia. The song became such a hit and was even nominated for Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015. Along with it, the video won ARIA MusicAward and Best Choreography in 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
Following the success, Maddie again appeared in 2015, ‘Elastic Heart’ by Sia. This time she starred alongside Shia LaBeouf. Maddie has since performed in ‘Big Girls Cry‘ and ‘ Cheap Thrills‘ again by Sia. Other than this, Maddie danced for Sia on various TV shows between 2014 and 2015 including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! And even SNL.
Maddie Ziegler: Other Ventures
Apart from dancing, the young dancer has ventured her career in small screen and writing. In 2012, Maddie marked her debut as an actress from series Drop Dead Diva. After that, she has acted in Austin & Ally, Pretty Little Liars and many more. On top of that, the dancer even voiced for the animated film Ballerina(2016) and Leap! (2017).
Meanwhile, Maddie recently added writer as her latest profession in her resume. In 2014, the dancer wrote the foreword to Abby Lee Miller’s Memoir, Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class, followed by her memoir, The Maddie Diaries in 2017.
So far Maddie has written two more novels titled The Audition which was released in October 2017 and the second one The Callback in October 2018. For now, Maddie is working on her third novel to complete her trilogy. So far, from the pattern of her previous release, we can expect the third novel to be released somewhere in 2019. In October maybe?
Personal Life: Boyfriend
Moving on her love life, the 16-year-old is single as of 2019. She was previously in an open relationship with Jack Kelly, the son of former New York Yankees Star Pat Kelly. The couple met in 2013 in Los Angeles.
But the happy couple announced their split in August of 2018 due to some personal reasons. Recently, Maddie was rumored to be dating Kailand Morris, but Maddie clarified that they were just friends.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, Maddie has the estimated net worth of $5 million. She earns ample amount from her career as a dancer, model, and writer. From her previous show, Dancing Mom alone, young Maddie made $2000 per episode and $400,000 overall.
The 16-year-old earns extra from her endorsements, sponsorship deals, and so on. At the tender age, Ziegler is enjoying a lavish life with her parents.