Maddie Ziegler... if it's not a name you're familiar with yet, it's one you'll be familiar with soon. Dance Moms fans know her as one of the most talented dances at the Abby Lee Dance Studio — but now she's really starting to pick up traction as Sia's go-to döppelganger — sure, Girls showrunner/star Lena Dunham in that signature choppy platinum blonde wig will do in a pinch, but it's Maddie who is rapidly becoming her most frequent collaborator. First, there was the gorgeous interpretive dance Maddie did for the "Chandelier" music video, then she channelled a wolf alongside Shia LaBeouf in the controversial video for "Elastic Heart." All this, and get this: She's only 12 — she's obviously set for some big things, but what other projects is Maddie Ziegler working on?
Well, things have been pretty busy: In addition to the 3.5-4 hours of daily dance practice, the rigor of being on a reality TV show, and well, middle school, Maddie's doing everything from getting profiled in the ever-prestigious ELLE Magazine to making guest appearances (alongside mimes) on Saturday Night Live. Heck, she even turned teacher when she tried to show Jimmy Kimmel the "Chandelier" choreography (she also appeared in a similar teaching capacity on Billboard's cheekily-titled "So You Know You Can't Dance"). Suffice it to say, Ms. Ziegler has a lot of irons currently in the fire — but what's next?
You Can Check Out Her Clothing Collection
Maddie and her sister Mackenzie launched a collection with tween brand Mod Angel a couple of months ago in November. If you happen to have any pre-teen relatives (or maybe if you're just really petite) you might want to check it out — the collection is still available online.
Watch Her on Austin and Ally
Wait For The Next Sia Video?
Nothing's set in stone yet — heck "Elastic Heart" just came out — but after the success of their first two videos (not to mention their joint appearance on SNL), Maddie's already widely accepted as "Mini-Sia." Let's all hope the two of them collaborate again someday soon... if Maddie's not already too busy, that is!
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