Madison Ziegler is an American dancer, actress and model. She first became known for appearing in Lifetime’s reality show Dance Moms from 2011 until 2016. From 2014 to 2017, she gained wider fame for starring in a series of music videos by Sia, including “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”, which cumulatively have attracted more than 4 billion views on YouTube. Ziegler has appeared in films, television and concerts, and has modeled on magazine covers and in advertisements for Capezio, Ralph Lauren and Target, among other brands. She was included by Time magazine on its list of the “30 most influential teens” in each of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Birth Name

Madison Nicole Ziegler


Maddie, Bubby, Maddog, Missie


Dancer, Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Maddie Ziegler was born on 30 September 2002, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


She is currently 16 years old.

Sun Sign






She has Polish and German ancestry.


Roman Catholic


She went to Sloan Elementary School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania until 2013. She then was homeschooled.

Family Details

  • Father – Kurt Ziegler
  • Mother – Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni

  • Siblings – Mackenzie Ziegler (Younger Sister) (Dancer, Actress), Michele Gisoni (Older Step-Sister), Tyler Ziegler (Paternal Older Half-Brother), Ryan Ziegler (Paternal Older Half-Brother), Mathew Gisoni (Older Step-Brother)
  • Others – Greg Gisoni (Stepfather)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Maddie Ziegler dated –

  • Gino Cosculluela (2014) – Dancers Gino Cosculluela and Maddie had a fling in 2014.
  • Jacob Sartorius (2016) – Maddie was RUMORed to be romantically linked with singer and internet personality Jacob Sartorius in 2016.
  • Jack Kelly (2017-2018) – Maddie started dating Australian Instagrammer, Jack Kelly, in 2017. They shared many of their pictures on their respective social media accounts. However, they shared a long distance relationship and eventually parted ways in 2018 due to their work schedules and the problems faced due to the distance.

  • Kailand Morris (2018-Present) – In October 2018, Maddie was rumored to be dating with Stevie Wonder’s model son, Kailand Morris. Mackenzie Ziegler and Mandla Morris served as the matchmaker in this case who both had appeared on Dancing With The Stars Juniors as contestants.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 30-24-31
  • Bust – 30 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 31 inches
  • Bra Size – 28B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).




Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Maddie first starred in a short dance film Lucky Thirteen in 2015. In 2017, she made her first theatrical film appearance as Christina Sickleman in the film The Book of Henry.

Television Debut

In 2010, Maddie debuted in Paula Abdul’s reality television program Live to Dance, but the show was cancelled before it aired. In 2011, eight year old Ziegler and her mother appeared on the first season of Lifetime’s Dance Moms, a reality show about the young dancers on Abby Lee Miller’s Abby Lee Dance Company Elite Competition Team and their often quarrelsome mothers.

Brand Endorsements

In the course of her career, Maddie Ziegler has endorsed several brands and appeared in their commercials, including Clean & Clear, Capezio, Target and Ralph Lauren, among others, In 2017, she signed a record deal with Kalahari Resorts.

Distinctive Features

  • Emotional face while dancing.
  • Facial expressions.
  • Very wide smile.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
Industry Dance Awards Dancers Choice Awards: Favorite Dancer N/A Nominated
2014 Industry Dance Awards Dancers Choice Awards: Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Won
2015 The Dance Awards Female Best Dancer (Junior) 3rd runner-up
Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer Nominated
Industry Dance Awards Dancers Choice Awards: Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Nominated
2016 People’s Choice Awards Seriously Popular Award Won
Shorty Awards Best In Dance Nominated
Choice Dancer Won
Industry Dance Awards Dancers Choice Awards: Favorite Dancer 17 & Under Nominated
Breakthrough Performer Won
2017 Shorty Awards Best In Dance Nominated
Medium-Length Video “Maddie – Wear What Moves You” Nominated
Brand Identity Won
Fashion Audience Honor
Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer N/A Won
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Dancer N/A Won

Maddie Ziegler Favorites

  • Favorite Dance Styles – Contemporary, Tap
  • Favorite School Subject – Mathematics
  • Favorite Colors – Neon Blue, Pink, Purple
  • Favorite Animal – Dolphin
  • Favorite TV Shows – Jessie (2011-), Shake It Up (2010-2013)
  • Favorite Singer – Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Sia, Harry Styles
  • Favorite Book – Dolphin Tales
  • Favorite Cities – New York, Los Angeles

Maddie Ziegler Net worth

Maddie Ziegler has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2019. Her earning comes from many dance performances, music videos and endorsements.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Maddie Ziegler

  • Dancing is her life. She started dancing at the age of 2.
  • At the 2014 Dancers Choice Awards, she was titled “Favorite Dancer 17 & Under.”
  • Ziegler got dance training from Abby Lee Dance Company. She is called Abby’s favorite.
  • Maddie knows various dance forms like acro, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and aerial.
  • She has appeared in music videos for such artists as Alexx Calise, Sia and Todrick Hall.
  • She gained international fame and recognition for appearing in Sia’s music video, Chandelier, which received several nomination including Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015.
  • Her popularity skyrocketed since then and has appeared in a bunch of television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Maddie Ziegler has graced the covers of famous magazines and also featured in numerous fashion editorials, including Kode, Schön! Magazine, Elle, Spirit, Nylon, Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar, People, Dazed, Cosmopolitan, i-D, Billboard, Teen Vogue, Stella, Maniac, Vanity Fair Italia, Flaunt, Paper and Galore.
  • She also appears on the cover of Sia’s 2017 album Everyday is Christmas.
  • She has two pets dogs, named Maliboo and Molly.
  • Maddie released her own memoir, The Maddie Diaries, in 2017, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
  • She has been included in the list of the “30 Most Influential Teens” for consecutive three years from 2015.
  • She was also included in Harpers Bazaar 2015 list of “19 Rising Style Icons Aged 19 and Under”.
  • Maddie Ziegler won a 2016 People’s Choice Award, a 2016 Teen Choice Award and a 2017 Teen Choice Award.


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