|Full Name||Mackenzie Frances Ziegler|
|Age||19 years old|
|Birthday||June 4, 2004|
|Occupation||Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model|
|Associated acts||Abby Lee Dance Company, Sia|
|TV shows||Dance Moms, Total Eclipse|
|Social media||@kenzie (Instagram)
Mackenzie Ziegler may only be 19 years old, but she has already accomplished more in her young life than most people do in decades. As a singer, dancer, actress, model, and social media star, Mackenzie has proven herself to be a multi-talented force in the entertainment industry.
Her Rise to Fame on Dance Moms
Mackenzie first stepped into the spotlight at the tender age of 6 when she began appearing on Lifetime‘s hit reality show Dance Moms. The series followed Mackenzie and her older sister Maddie as members of the Abby Lee Dance Company, training under the notoriously tough teacher Abby Lee Miller.
As the troupe‘s youngest dancer, Mackenzie immediately captured fans‘ hearts with her cheerful attitude and energetic, acrobatic dance style. Though often overshadowed by Maddie early on, she quickly became a fan favorite as audiences got to witness her natural talent and charisma.
Some of Mackenzie‘s most memorable Dance Moms performances include dancing to Sia‘s "Chandelier" at only 7 years old and portraying a mini-Sia alongside Maddie. Despite her age, she consistently impressed with her flexibility, clean turns, and fearless flips.
Over 8 seasons on the show, we watched Mackenzie grow up before our eyes, evolving from a shy little girl into a confident, driven performer. Even as she struggled with being compared to Maddie and clashed with Abby at times, her determination never wavered.
Pursuing Multiple Creative Passions
As Mackenzie entered her teen years, she spread her wings beyond just dance to pursue her other artistic talents. At only 11 years old, she released her debut album "Mack Z," featuring bubbly pop singles like "It‘s a Girl Party." The album was a surprise chart-topper, debuting at #1 on iTunes.
Since then, Mackenzie has released several EPs and singles as she continues to mature as a vocalist. Some fan favorites include the introspective ballad "Monsters (AKA Haters)" and the girl power anthem "Breathe."
Beyond music, Mackenzie has launched her own makeup line, fragrance, and line of books for young fans. She also flexed her acting abilities in Nickelodeon‘s 2018 holiday film "Tiny Christmas" and through voice acting as a dog on Disney‘s "Puppy Dog Pals."
No matter the creative outlet, Mackenzie approaches each new project with enthusiasm and dedication. It‘s been incredible watching her find diverse ways to express her artistry.
Her Continued Excellence as a Dancer
Now a versatile dancer trained in jazz, contemporary, tap, acro, and more, Mackenzie continues to showcase breathtaking technique and stage presence. She regularly posts dance videos on social media and tours with her sister Maddie.
In 2018, Mackenzie wowed as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, ultimately finishing as runner-up. Her memorable performances included a Charleston to "Bills" by LunchMoney Lewis and a jazz routine to "It‘s Tricky" by RUN-D.M.C.
Mackenzie has also gotten to dance alongside her idol Sia multiple times. In 2019, she and Maddie joined Sia on stage at Coachella – a full circle moment from their breakout "Chandelier" routine years prior.
Through it all, Mackenzie‘s raw talent and love for dance still shines through. She choreographs many of her own routines, allowing her creativity to flourish.
Building an Online Presence
A huge contributor to Mackenzie‘s fame is her massive online presence. Across Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter, she boasts over 17 million devoted followers.
Her TikTok in particular has allowed Mackenzie to show off her fun-loving personality through viral dances, comedy sketches, and behind-the-scenes vlogs. She engages with supporters in comment sections and live streams, cementing her status as a top Gen Z influencer.
Between her music, acting, dancing, and social media endeavors, it‘s clear Mackenzie Ziegler is a star on the rise. At just 19 years old, her work ethic and raw talents point to even greater success in the future. As a loyal fan for years myself, I can‘t wait to see what she accomplishes next!