Aussie singer Sia just released a brand new music video for her power ballad “Big Girls Cry” and it features a familiar leading lady. No it’s not Kristen Wiig silly, it’s 12 year old dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler, of course.
Following up her appearances in Sia’s visually stunning music video for “Chandelier,” and its controversial follow-up “Elastic Heart” with Shia LaBeouf, the talented child dancer now stands front and center in “Big Girls Cry,” and she’s displaying some serious performance art. The young Ziegler appears to be slowly losing her mind throughout the short film, and it’s either because she’s being haunted by a sinister pair of hands, or she’s just getting tired of Sia bugging her to appear in all of her music videos.
Apart from starring in all of Sia’s recent videos, you will also recognize Ziegler from her incredible dance performance of “Chandelier” at the 2015 Grammy awards alongside SNL veteran Kristen Wiig.
Ziegler is also famous for popular TV shows Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, she’s one of the few brave enough to attend frightening instructor Abby Lee’s dance school in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The little wonder has won numerous regional and national dance titles in the US, which isn’t hard to believe when you see performances like this, right?
How about this one?
And just like any teen wonder, Ziegler not only dances, she acts. The young star on the rise has appeared in roles on TV shows like Drop Dead Diva and Disney’s Austin & Ally.
It’s a safe bet to assume we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Maddie Ziegler in the years to come.