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Maddie 2017 Headshot
Nickname(s): Mads
Maddie Girl
Bro (by Kendall)
Mini Sia
Websites: Instagram
Gender: Female
Born: September 30, 2002
Age: 17
Home: Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Dancer
Class of 2020
Affiliations: Dance Mechanics
ALDC (former)
Height: 5' 7"
Friends and Family
Parents: Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni (mother)
Kurt Ziegler (father)
Greg Gisoni (step-father)
Siblings: Mackenzie (sister)
Ryan (half-brother)
Tyler (half-brother)
Mathew (step-brother)
Michele (step-sister)
Paige (step-sister)
Tori (step-sister)
Christian (step-brother) [1]
Grandparents: Bopcha (maternal grandmother; deceased)
Friends: Kendall Vertes
Kalani Hilliker
Nia Frazier
Brynn Rumfallo
JoJo Siwa
Gianna Martello
Mackenzie Ziegler
Gavin Morales
Chloe Lukasiak
Elliana Walmsley
Paige Hyland
Brooke Hyland
Pressley Hosbach
Love Interests: Eddie Benjamin (boyfriend)
Jack Kelly (ex-boyfriend)
Zac Efron (celebrity crush)
Pets: Molly (dog, deceased)[2]
Maliboo (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
Dance Tables
Madison "Maddie" Nicole Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is the eldest child of Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni and Kurt Ziegler and is the sister of Mackenzie.

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 2014 after appearing in the viral music video for 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

  • 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 lucky number is 13, as "M" is the 13th letter in the alphabet.[6]
  • She has stated that her favorite dance move is a switch sissone 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.[7]
  • Besides dance, she loves to do hair and makeup; and if she didn't dance, she would want to do beauty.[8]
  • According to Maddie, Melissa first began her dancing at a "random ballet school" when she was two years old.[9]
  • She got braces during the fall of 2012 but had them taken off sometime before the filming for 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas.
  • 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.

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.

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