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NAME: MADISON NICOLE ZIEGLER

NICKNAME: MADDIE

AGE 15 YEARS OLD

BIRTHDAY: SEPTEMBER 30, 2002

BIRTHPLACE: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

NATIONALITY: AMERICAN

HAIRCOLOR: BROWN

EYECOLOR: BLUE

HEIGHT: 5′ 6″ (1,68 M)

OCCUPATION: DANCER, ACTRESS AND MODEL

 

→ Has been dancing since she was 2 years old.

→ Alongside dancing, she also sings, acts, and models.

→ Has won more than 12 crowns from dance competitions.

→ Her favorite dance styles are tap and lyrical.

→ She was crowned Lifetime Beautiful Stars.

→ She received the scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet Summer Camp Intensive, but was not able to participate.

→ She has appeared in the music video for Sia’s songs Chandelier, Elastic Heart, and Big Girls Cry, and has performed the dances on various shows, such as Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, SNL, and perhaps most notably, the Grammys. The music videos have been viewed over 2 billion times on YouTube.

→ Maddie’s parents Melissa and Kurt divorced prior to “Dance Moms”. Melissa is now re-married to Greg Gisoni. From her father’s previous marriage Maddie has two older half brothers and step siblings from her step father. Maddie, Mackenzie, and Melissa left “Dance Moms” in the middle of Season 6. After leaving the show the girls quit dancing at ALDC and switched to Dance Mechanics.

→ Maddie won “Zimbio’s 2015 Reality TV Emmy for Outstanding Scene Stealer”.

→ Maddie was included in “Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015” Issue.

→ Maddie is the youngest person to ever judge So You Think You Can Dance.

→ Maddie is the youngest person to ever reach 1 million followers on Twitter.

→ His film debut was with the movie The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and directed by Colin Trevorrow.

→ Maddie is the youngest model to ever grace the cover of Seventeen Magazine.

→ Won the Industry Dance Award for Favorite Dancer 17 & Under in 2014.

→ Maddie was honored at the 2016 Industry Dance Awards by being presented with the Breakthrough Performer Award. This prestigious award is given to one outstanding performer by choreographers and other professionals in the industry. Mackenzie, Maddie’s sister, presented the award to her during the ceremony.

→ She audition for Annie in the 2012 Broadway musical Annie but lost the part to Lilla Crawford.

→ She has German, Italian, Polish, and Scottish ancestry.

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