Mackenzie Ziegler is an American dancer, singer, internet personality and actress. She first gained notice as a child while appearing for six years on the Lifetime reality dance series Dance Moms together with her older sister, dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler.
Ziegler began her journey to fame on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” which provided her with a platform to showcase her dancing abilities. Ziegler then made her acting debut on the television series “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” followed by a recurring role on the Brat web series “Total Eclipse.”
Ziegler’s music career began with her 2014 studio album, “Mack Z,” which climbed to the top of the iTunes pop chart upon its release. In 2018 she released her second studio album, “Phases.” She has joined singer Johnny Orlando in joint concert tours in North America and Europe and has released several other singles with Orlando and several solo releases. In 2017 and 2018, Ziegler traveled in Australia and New Zealand on dance workshop tours with her sister. She has also modeled for Polo Ralph Lauren.
Ziegler’s collaborations span a broad array of creative minds in the industry. Among these are Sia, with whom she performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Abby Lee Miller who mentored her on “Dance Moms,” Maddie Ziegler, her sister and frequent creative companion, and Lauren Orlando, who also appeared on “Total Eclipse.” She’s also worked with Emily Skinner in the same series, partnered with Sage Rosen for “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” and collaborated with Maisy Stella and Lennon Stella for performances. Additionally, Jojo Siwa, a fellow “Dance Moms” alum, and Ruby Rose Turner, her co-star in “Total Eclipse.”
Ziegler won the Reality Television Award for “Dance Moms” in 2015. Her performance with Sage Rosen on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” saw her finish as a finalist.