Maddy Ziegler Biography
Dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler became a real Internet sensation in May 2014, after the release of the video Chandelier for the song of Australian Sia . Music lovers will now remember her crazy dance in a dilapidated apartment in a white wig. Since then, the girl has expanded her field of activity – now she is an actress, and a model, and a fashion designer, and a writer.
Maddy Ziegler Childhood and youth
Madison Nicole Ziegler was born on September 30, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her childhood was spent in a large and wealthy family of realtors. The main entourage was Mackenzie’s younger sister Francis, who was born on July 4, 2004, and half-brothers from the previous marriage of Kurt Ziegler, the head of the family.
In 2011, Maddie’s parents divorced, and already in 2013, her mother Melissa (nee Sulo) married the vice president of Westinghouse Electric Company Greg Grisoni and took a double surname. The family expanded even further. From now on, the children of the magnate from the previous marriage – a son and a daughter – lived in the same house with the dancer.
Ziegler was distracted from family troubles by her main passion – dancing. For the first time, the girl attended a choreography lesson at the age of 2. At 4, she joined the Abby Lee Dance Company, where she studied tap dance, ballet, modern dance, acrobatics, jazz and even airborne dancing.
In 2017, as a child, Maddie began dating Jack Kelly, the son of ex-New York Yankees baseball player Patrick Kelly. The couple was together until mid-2018. Then she had a short romance with Kayland Morris, Stevie Wonder’s son and blogger.
In December 2019, the dancer was noticed in the company of Eddie Benjamin, a guy from Australia who dreams of becoming a musician and does everything possible for this. He is one year older than his chosen one. In March 2020, Ziegler tacitly confirmed their relationship by posting a joint photo on Instagram . By the way, very intimate – young people are hugging in bed.
After that, Maddie and Eddie decided on a serious act – they got a puppy. Yes, and the quarantine, introduced in the spring of 2020 around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, the guys spent together. The dancer told about this to the Hollywire YouTube channel.
In general, Ziegler makes no secret of his personal life. She often posts photos with her lover on Instagram, but refrains from public expression of feelings. The feed of the social network is full of other colorful pictures. For example, a girl is not shy about posing in a swimsuit.
Abby Lee Miller is famous for her ability to mold talented children into real stars. This is why her dance studio, Abby Lee Dance Company, became the base for the 2011 reality show Moms in the Dance. Maddy spent 6 seasons in it. Without this television project, the most significant event in the dancer’s biography would not have happened – her acquaintance with Sia.
After seeing the Ziegler dance to the soundtrack to the James Bond films , the singer went to Twitter and left a message to the young talent with an offer to work together. For a long time she could not believe her happiness. She repeatedly checked whether Sia’s account was verified, and still decided to answer.
Since then, the girl has become a constant companion of Sia. In the same year, with her participation, videos for the songs Big Girls Cry and Elastic Heart were released. In the latter, Ziegler starred in a duet with Shia LaBeouf . The actor played the role of a tamer, and the dancer played the role of a wild animal. They darted about the cage, one trying to bite, and the other soothingly. Labeouf managed to “tame” the girl. She escaped from the cage, but failed to pull her savior out.
Maddie considers Sia her muse not only because of her vocal talent and interesting choreographic ideas, but also because the singer gives her freedom. After all, when the dancer stretched herself out and prepared for new achievements, she did not refer to the terms of the contract. With all her might, Sia contributed to the transformation of Ziegler from “the very girl from the clips” into an independent artist.
One of the girl’s side passions is fashion. In the fall of 2016, the dancer presented the MADDIE clothing collection for toddlers and teenage girls. And in June 2020, she shared her joy on Instagram
Behind the artist’s shoulders is a small segment of her life, but so significant that it deserves to be immortalized. Therefore, the girl wrote the book “The Maddy Diaries” (2017), in which she talked about her creative ascent. The memoir debuted at # 4 on The New York Times’ bestseller list for teens.
Also in Maddy Ziegler’s bibliography, there was a place for a trilogy on how to survive in the dance world. The cycle consists of the books “Listening” (2017), “Feedback” (2018) and “Competition” (2019).
Maddy Ziegler Latest
In August – September 2020, Seya’s directorial debut, the film Music, will be released. In it, Maddy played one of the main roles. Filming ended back in 2017. To increase the degree of expectation, the video for the song Together premiered in May 2020. This is a fragment from a motion picture. In addition to the dancer, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kate Hudson appear in the frame .
Also in December 2020, with the participation of the girl, the premiere of “West Side Story” – the 1961 musical in the version of Steven Spielberg is scheduled . Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star in the film .
In the spring of 2020, Maddy and Mackenzie Ziegler announced a dance tour. Due to the epidemiological situation, the dates had to be shifted, and the exact date of the performances is not yet known.