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Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think you Can Dance: The Next Generation, Maddie Ziegler presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.
Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star - she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on the hit reality TV show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over - including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video 'Chandelier'. The rest, as they say, is history.
In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put in to her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way - starring in music videos, going on tour and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry, with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey.
With honesty, charm and humour, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned - and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
Madison Ziegler, born in Pittsburgh, USA, is an award-winning professional dancer and actress. She starred in the TV series Dance Moms for six seasons, and was the lead dancer in Sia's critically acclaimed music videos 'Chandelier', 'Elastic Heart', 'Big Girls Cry' and 'Cheap Thrills'. Maddie was also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation and made her film debut in The Book of Henry, released in the summer of 2017.