You don’t have to be the authority on current pop culture to know just who the hell Maddie Ziegler is. Sure, you might not know her by name, but if you’ve seen her work, you’d never forget her face. At just 11 years old, she took the world by storm by being the solo dancer in Sia’s “Chandelier” video, a masterful one-shot piece of music video history.
The video was filmed in a shabby, almost spooky apartment, the furniture in which was all used as a place for Maddie Ziegler to dance. She was talented, she was unexpected, and mostly, she was unforgettable.
Now, a few years have passed and Maddie Ziegler is all grown up. She’s continued her work with Sia, gone off to do some other projects, and most importantly, she’s grown up a ton. In fact, you may even have a hard time recognizing her in the recent photos below.