Maddie Ziegler is the 12-year-old breakout dancer from the Lifetime reality show, Dance Moms. Ziegler has become synonomous with the mysterious pop diva Sia. Ziegler performed with Sia at the Oscars and stars in two of Sia’s most popular music videos – Chandelier and Elastic Heart with actor Shia LaBeouf. Ziegler performs with such maturity, it’s sometimes difficult to remember she’s only 12-years-old.
Nylon magazine traveled to Pittsburgh to learn more about Ziegler. They brought clothes for the tween to change into for the photo shoot. When Maddie saw a vintage Britney Spears t-shirt with the words “Oops, I did it again,” Maddie asked, “What does this mean? Is it a song or something?” She was only 2 when Britneys’ big hit song was released. You can see her perform to an even older song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with singer Josh Groban on Dancing with the Stars, May 5, 8pm on ABC.