The latest episode of Dance Moms saw the mothers confronting Melissa Gisoni, mother to Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie and asking if they were leaving the show. Gisoni denied the rumors that were circulating and Maddie also informed that she was completely committed to Dance Moms and ALDC. There were rumors for a long time that Maddie Ziegler and family will be leaving the Lifetime show to focus on her burgeoning career.
It was matter of a few days when the rumors were proven to be correct. Maddie Ziegler is going to leave Dance Moms after the sixth season as she had been asked to become one of the judges in Fox’s kid version of So You Think You Can Dance.
Maddie Ziegler has become one of the household names in the industry. She recently completed her first Hollywood venture, The Book of Henry and then appeared at The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she performed with Sia. She is also set to act in the upcoming film Sisters that Sia is going to write and direct.
Maddie Ziegler did make it big thanks to Dance Moms, but she has realized that there is more to life than participating in dance competitions and appearing in a dance reality television. Maddie Ziegler recently won the Seriously Popular Award at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award and she spoke out about moving on from Dance Moms.
It was Sia who gave Maddie Ziegler her big break. She saw the young dancer in Lifetime and asked if she wanted to be a part of her video Chandelier in 2014. Maddie agreed and she went on to perform in two other videos for Sia; Elastic Love and Big Girls Cry.
Maddie Ziegler said that dance is always going to be her first preference and that she is going to continue participating in competitions with ALDC, but everything has to change and move on and she is moving on to cooler things and is super excited about it.
Maddie Ziegler informed Teen Vogue that she is a little nervous about being a judge on So You Think You Can Dance. She said that kids were very talented these days and she had to be in the top of her game if she had to prove her worth as the youngest judge on the show.
She is super excited about helping other kids learn and cannot wait for the show to start. Maddie Ziegler is going to be a judge along with the usual judges, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo. She is not scared of being a judge and is in fact super excited to be there with the other judges.
She knows the role that has been cut out for her in the show. She knows that since she is going to be the same age as many of the contestant, she will not criticise and comment on their negatives.
She knows how it feels to be in their shoes and is hence going to be a supportive judge, who will always motivate and encourage the contestants.
Maddie Ziegler is now a household name, but there was a time when she wasn’t popular. Maddie Ziegler spoke to People Magazine about the first time that a fan had recognized and approached her. She was out buying ice cream when a fan walked up to her and asked if she was the dancer from Dance Moms.