Dancing Queen Maddie Ziegler's Next Big Role

the 12-year-old has big aspirations

photo by beth garrabrant

Driving through Murrysville, Pennsylvania, a charming town on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, is a lot like driving through most towns bordering major metropolises—mom-and-pop restaurants, churches, and tree-lined streets dotted by brick homes as far as the eye can see. 

In other words: super normal. In fact, the only thing that distinguishes today‘s red-brick destination from the nearly identical homes on either side of it is the black SUV with tinted windows parked outside, manned by a security guard 24/7. Why, you ask? Well, because inside lives Madison “Maddie” Ziegler, quite possibly the most famous 12-year-old in the history of America‘s competitive dance circuit. 

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