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g   Maddie Ziegler
Nickname(s): Maddie
Maddie Girl (by Tonya Brewer)
Bro (by Kendall)
Mini Sia
Websites: Instagram
Gender: Female
Born: September 30, 2002
Age: 19
Home: Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Dancer
Class of 2020
Affiliations: Dance Mechanics
IMG Models
Laurel Youth Ballet School
Abby Lee Dance Company (former)
Height: 5' 7"
Friends and Family
Parents: Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni (mother)
Kurt Ziegler (father)
Greg Gisoni (step-father)
Michelle Ziegler (step-mother)
Siblings: Mackenzie Ziegler (younger sister)
Ryan Ziegler (half-brother)
Tyler Ziegler (half-brother)
Mathew Gisoni (step-brother)
Michele Gisoni (step-sister)
Paige Belcastro (step-sister)
Tori Hillen (step-sister)
Christian Robinson (step-brother)[1]
Grandparents: Bopcha (maternal grandmother; deceased)
Friends: Alexus Oladi
Asia Monet Ray
Ava Cota
Brady Farrar
Brittany Pent
Brooke Hyland
Brynn Rumfallo
Chloe Lukasiak
Elliana Walmsley
JoJo Siwa
Kaeli Ware
Kalani Hilliker
Kamryn Beck
Kaycee Rice
Kendall Vertes
Nia Frazier
Nick Dobbs
Nina Linhart
Paige Hyland
Peyton Evans
Pressley Hosbach
Sophia Lucia
Will Simmons
Love Interests: Eddie Benjamin (boyfriend)
Jack Kelly (ex-boyfriend)
Zac Efron (celebrity crush)
Natalia (cousin)
Nicole (cousin)
Renee (aunt)
Pets: Molly (dog; deceased)[2]
Maliboo (dog)
Boots (dog)
Peanut (cat; rehomed)
Episode Run
Debut: The Competition Begins
Last: Maddie and Mackenzie Say Goodbye
Quick Links
Feat. video: Solo "Cellophane" (2017)
Search YouTube for Maddie Ziegler
Browse Maddie Solos
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Madison "Maddie" Nicole Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is the eldest child of Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni and Kurt Ziegler and is the older sister of Mackenzie Ziegler.

During her time on Dance Moms, Maddie was known to be Abby's favorite. This often caused tension between the moms and Abby, with them arguing that the other girls deserved just as much attention.

Maddie gained worldwide recognition in early 2014 after appearing in the viral music video for Australian Singer-Songwriter Sia's "Chandelier". She has since gone on to become a significant part of Sia's artistic image-appearing in multiple other music videos for the singer as well as touring with her.

Maddie and her family chose to depart from the show mid-Season 6 to pursue other projects.

Other Information

  • Her zodiac sign is a Libra.
  • Her favorite dance styles are lyrical and tap.
  • Maddie's half-brother, Tyler, has a tattoo of her birthday in roman numerals on his chest.[3] He also has a similar tattoo for Mackenzie on his side.[4][5]
  • Maddie's first name was initially Taylor, for two days after she was born.[6][7][8]
  • Maddie's lucky number is 13, as "M" is the 13th letter in the alphabet.[9]
  • Maddie has bronchitis.
  • Maddie was on top of the pyramid the most out of all of girls of the series.
  • She has stated that her favorite dance move is a switch sissonne and that she considers it to be her signature dance move.
  • Maddie started taking dance, voice, and acting lessons at the Abby Lee Dance Company at 2.5 years old.
  • Melissa says Maddie is a "Type A" personality and needs to be prepared by organizing her upcoming wardrobe and arriving early to events.[10]
  • Maddie had several callbacks for the show: "Billy Elliott", But she couldn't attend because of her contract with Lifetime. And she wouldn't even be able to compete with the ALDC because she'd be a professional dancer, and professional dancers cannot attend dance competitions.
  • According to Maddie, Melissa first began her dancing at a "random ballet school" when she was two years old.[11]
  • She got braces during the fall of 2012 but had them taken off sometime before the filming for 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas.
  • Once at a meet and greet, a fan took Maddie's phone, took selfies, and then disabled it for an hour.
  • Maddie and Sophia Lucia were supposed to have a tap duet, But never got it.
  • In February 2016, she was a backup dancer for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary.
  • As of 2018, she has appeared in a total of six music videos for Australian singer Sia. Additionally, she appeared in one music video for collaborative group LSD, which features the singer.
  • Maddie has starred in a total of 6 movies so far; The Book of Henry, Leap!, Music, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake and the upcoming drama The Fallout.
  • Sometime in late 2019, Maddie started dating Australian singer/songwriter, Eddie Benjamin. She wants to keep this relationship more private than her last one, so it wasn't speculated that she had a boyfriend until December 2019.
  • In 2019, Maddie became an ambassador for the athletic wear brand, Fabletics.
  • In April 2020, Maddie and Mackenzie guest-starred on an episode of Liza Koshy's dance show, Floored.
  • In April 2020, Maddie started fostering a puppy from The Labelle Foundation. She ended up adopting the dog, naming him Boots.
  • In June 2020, Maddie launched a makeup line with Morphe called "Morphe X Maddie Ziegler."
  • In October 2020, she collaborated with famous Tik Tok star Charli D'Amelio in a YouTube Video titled Get Ready With Me and Maddie Ziegler on Charli's channel.
  • Maddie is the first brunette OG dancer to be featured on the ALDC Elite Competition. The second being Mackenzie Ziegler, the third being Brooke Hyland, the fourth being Kendall Vertes, and the fifth being Kalani Hilliker.
  • Despite not being shown on the show, Maddie and Chloe were very close and still keep in contact today.

Other Credits

To see Maddie Ziegler's other credits, visit the Maddie Ziegler/Credits subpage.


To see Maddie Ziegler's placements on the pyramid, visit the Maddie Ziegler/Pyramid subpage.


To see tables for Maddie Ziegler's dances and results, visit the Maddie Ziegler/Dances subpage.


To view the gallery for Maddie Ziegler, click here.

External Links


  3. The tattoo reads "IX.XXX.MMII" which translates to "9.30.2002"
  6. dancemom1313:"@AmandaJay6 She was Taylor for 2 days, lol (when she was born)"
  7. Niafanpage1:"@dancemom1313 is it true that Maddie's name was Taylor at first??" dancemom1313: "@Niafanpage1 No it was Mackenzie"
  8. "Dance Moms Slumber Party: The Name Game". Maddie, Mackenzie, others discuss confusion on who was named Taylor initially after birth (Mackenzie).
  10. 2015
  11. Target, video interview
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