Dancer, Author and Star on "Dance Moms," 2011 until 2016. Known for her Performance in Sia's "Chandelier" Music Video
Teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler, became an overnight internet sensation after appearing in singer-songwriter Sia’s “Chandelier” music video in May 2014. The video has since garnered over 1.5 billion views, and in the last three years, Maddie has starred in four more of Sia’s videos, joined her on tour and performed on several national broadcasts…
Teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler, became an overnight internet sensation after appearing in singer-songwriter Sia’s “Chandelier” music video in May 2014. The video has since garnered over 1.5 billion views, and in the last three years, Maddie has starred in four more of Sia’s videos, joined her on tour and performed on several national broadcasts including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and the 2015 Grammy Awards. She has shown no signs of slowing down, expanding her resume to include actress, model, fashion designer, and New York Times Best-selling author.
The 2016 and 2017 Teen Choice Award winner for “Choice Dancer” began dancing at age 2. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie’s mother Melissa enrolled her, and her younger sister Mackenzie in the Abby Lee Dance Company. A few years later their dance studio became the focus of the Lifetime reality series, “Dance Moms.” It was on the show that Sia took notice and recruited Maddie, launching a series of collaborations.
This past June, Maddie made her big screen debut in Focus Features’ drama THE BOOK OF HENRY, directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring alongside Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman and Lee Pace. She also recently lent her voice to Weinstein Company’s animated feature LEAP! starring Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff. Maddie recently wrapped production on Sia’s film directorial debut SISTERS, starring opposite Kate Hudson.
On March 7, 2017, Maddie released “The Maddie Diaries,” a memoir about how she followed her dreams and worked hard to achieve success. The book debuted as #4 on the “Young Adult Hardcover” New York Times Bestseller List. This Fall, Aladdin Books will release “The Audition,” the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by Maddie about competitive dance.
In Fall 2016, Maddie unveiled her first clothing line MADDIE for girls and juniors. The collection can be found online at maddiestyle.com and in select Nordstrom stores across the country.
Her television credits include “Pretty Little Liars,” “Austin & Ally,” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.” In Summer 2016, Maddie was the youngest judge on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” alongside Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, and Nigel Lythgoe.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Maddie Ziegler
How dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler went from 'Dance Moms' to being friends with Sia
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