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Who is Maddie Ziegler?

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Maddie Ziegler is a dancer who appeared on the reality show "Dance Moms" and is best-known, as of 2015, as the dancer in the "Chandelier" music video. Her full name is Madison Nicole Ziegler.

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Ziegler, who is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began dancing at the age of 2. The Abby Lee Dance Company led her, her mother Melissa and her sister Mackenzie to fame on the Lifetime show "Dance Moms." Ziegler's fame on that show led to her starring role as a dancer in a music video, making her an Internet sensation as well. Ziegler is known for her emotional facial expressions while dancing. Her favorite dance styles are tap and lyrical.

Ziegler became famous for starring in Sia's music video for the song "Chandelier." Repeating the music video's dance routine on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Saturday Night Live" added to Ziegler's fame.

Ziegler has won more than 12 crowns at various dancing competitions. She is a Lifetime Beautiful Star and is the recipient of a full scholarship to a Joffrey Ballet modern dance program. Other than dancing, she also works as a singer, actor and model. One of her acting gigs includes an appearance in a Skechers commercial.

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