Maddie Ziegler Wants to Prove She Can Act Without Dancing

Maddie Ziegler was only 8 years old when her entire life changed. She, along with her mother and little sister, was cast in the hit reality TV show, Dance Moms. On the show, Ziegler captivated audiences with her passion for dance and her ability to bring stories to life. It wasn’t long before she was selected to collaborate with Australian singer, Sia, which catapulted her to new levels of fame. These days, Ziegler has found a new medium to express herself and is acting in movies.

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What made Maddie Ziegler want to start acting?

It was Ziegler’s partnership with her now godmother, Sia, that first sparked her interest in acting. The Music star had an epiphany moment when she realized that she’d been playing characters throughout the entirety of her dance career. Following that realization, she decided that acting seemed like a natural fit. Since then, Ziegler has slowly been building her resume as an actor.

The ‘Dance Moms’ alum has danced in nearly all of her movies

While Ziegler has been focused on acting, dance hasn’t been too far away. In fact, as luck would have it, almost every single one of her acting jobs has also involved dance. This has allowed the former reality TV star to work on both of her passions simultaneously. In West Side Story, Ziegler got to live every dancer’s dream by portraying Velma. Meanwhile, in The Fallout, the 19-year-old portrayed Mia, a dancer and social media influencer.

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The actor hasn’t been shy about how much she’s appreciated being able to dance in the movies she was cast in. However, now Ziegler is ready for roles where she gets to focus solely on acting. In an interview with Euphoria Magazine, the dancer got candid about the future of her acting career.

Ziegler wants to act in movies that don’t require her to dance

“It’s been so nice having dance as a part of a lot of my characters, but I also want to show that I can act without having a dance background — and you’ll see that with incoming roles for me,” Ziegler explained.

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It certainly seems that Ziegler has some new acting jobs coming down the pipeline. While no new movies or TV shows featuring the actor have been announced, she may have already booked some upcoming work. Considering the actor is signed with one of the top talent agencies in the world, she’s probably auditioning for some pretty cool projects.

Ziegler has been candid about the fact that she feels as if she’s at the beginning of her acting journey, so it’ll be interesting to see how her career progresses. But considering the dancer’s dedication, we’re sure that she will continue to book work for herself whether that be as a dancer, an actor, or both.

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