Maddie Ziegler, Teen Dance Sensation, Talks About Her Busy Career

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Fall is here and its one of the busiest times of year for families and teens across the country. No one knows that more than teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler. With her meteoric rise to fame and plenty of upcoming projects, days off are at a premium. She spoke to EverydayFamily’s Shiloh Johnson about what’s ahead for her and what she likes to do in her downtime between projects. See the interview here:

This past June, Ziegler made her big screen debut in Focus Features’ drama THE BOOK OF HENRY. She also recently lent her voice to the animated feature LEAP! (a dance movie, perfect for Maddie!) Ziegler expressed how grateful she was to have been featured in two movies this year. “The opportunity of having two films released … it’s so weird and awesome. I never thought that would happen to me. I’m so grateful for it.”

On March 7, 2017, The Maddie Diaries was released. It is a memoir about how she followed her dreams and worked hard to achieve success. The book debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for several weeks. And just on Halloween, Aladdin Books released a fiction novel, The Audition, the first in a trilogy of young adult novels authored by Ziegler about competitive dance.‎ Ziegler says, “It’s an easy read, perfect for all ages.” Teenagers will relate to a lot of situations in the book that are drawn from real life. Pick it up to enjoy with your little dancer!

So, how does Ziegler relax when she gets her precious downtime? Like a typical teenager, she loves to spend time with her friends. “When I have a moment to breathe and relax, I love to hang out with my friends. Be at home, watch movies, and eat ice cream.”

But she also loves spending quality time with her family. Family time together is the foundation of building strong, long-lasting relationships. It’s how families invest in one another and grow together. Sometimes the perfect moments of family togetherness come during a road trip. Most recently, Ziegler and her family went to Kalahari, America's largest indoor water park and resort. It was the perfect spot for everyone in her family to find some rest, relaxation, and fun! Check it out for your family at Kalahari Resorts.

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Maddie Ziegler, Teen Dance Sensation, Talks About Her Busy Career

I've lived all over the place! I was born in Hawaii, grew up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, enjoyed some time in the cities of the Bay Area, and even spent a few years in Arizona. These days I am living in beautiful Colorado and loving it. I live with my husband, baby boy, my mom, and our 5 pets (3 cats, 2 dogs). There's a lot of love in our little condo! A few of my favorite things include: Pretty dresses (especially ones I can wear while breastfeeding/pumping these days.) Tea parties wi ... More

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