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Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler, born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 30, 2002, is a professional dancer and actress.

Teen dance prodigy MADDIE ZIEGLER, became an overnight internet sensation after appearing in singer-songwriter Sia’s “Chandelier” music video in May 2014. The video has since garnered over 1.5 billion views, and in the last three years, Maddie has starred in four more of Sia’s videos, joined her on tour and performed on several national broadcasts including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and the 2015 Grammy Awards. She has shown no signs of slowing down, expanding her resume to include actress, model, fashion designer, and New York Times Best-selling author.

The 2016 and 2017 Teen Choice Award winner for “Choice Dancer” began dancing at age 2. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie’s mother Melissa enrolled her, and her younger sister Mackenzie in the Abby Lee Dance Company. A few years later their dance studio became the focus of the Lifetime reality series, “Dance Moms.” It was on the show that Sia took notice and recruited Maddie, launching a series of collaborations.

This past June, Maddie made her big screen debut in Focus Features’ drama THE BOOK OF HENRY, directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring alongside Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman and Lee Pace. She also recently lent her voice to Weinstein Company’s animated feature LEAP! starring Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff. Maddie recently wrapped production on Sia’s film directorial debut SISTERS, starring opposite Kate Hudson.

On March 7, 2017, Maddie released “The Maddie Diaries,” a memoir about how she followed her dreams and worked hard to achieve success. The book debuted as #4 on the “Young Adult Hardcover” New York Times Bestseller List. This Fall, Aladdin Books will release “The Audition,” the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by Maddie about competitive dance.

In Fall 2016, Maddie unveiled her first clothing line MADDIE for girls and juniors. The collection can be found online at maddiestyle.com and in select Nordstrom stores across the country.

Her television credits include “Pretty Little Liars,” “Austin & Ally,” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.” In Summer 2016, Maddie was the youngest judge on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” alongside Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, and Nigel Lythgoe.

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