Mackenzie Frances Ziegler is an American dancer, singer, social media influencer, and actress. She rose to fame at a very young age while appearing for six years on the Lifetime reality dance series “Dance Moms” alongside her older sister, dancer, and actress Maddie Ziegler.
Other than “Dance Moms”, Ziegler has also appeared in several other television series, such as the sitcom “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” in 2015 and 2017. She starred in the Brat TV series Total Eclipse from 2018 to 2020. She has also taken part in “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” and starred as Dorothy in a holiday stage pantomime adaptation, “The Wonderful Winter of Oz”, in Pasadena, California.
Ziegler also has a successful, music career that began with her first studio album in 2014 called “Mack Z”. Her second studio album was released in 2018, called “Phases”. She toured with singer Johnny Orlando in North America and Europe, while also releasing numerous other singles with him and many other solo releases. In 2017 and 2018, Ziegler traveled to Australia and New Zealand on dance workshop tours with her sister. She has also been a model for Polo Ralph Lauren and as of February 2022, Ziegler has accumulated well over 14 million Instagram followers, 22 million TikTok followers, 3 million YouTube subscribers, and 1.1 million Twitter followers.
Ziegler’s first appearance on television was in 2011 on the reality dance show “Dance Moms”, alongside her mother and sister. In 2016, the trio left the show to pursue other endeavors after six seasons. Ziegler also featured in “Dance Mom’s” affiliated shows, “Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition” and “Abby's Studio Rescue”.
Her debut album titled “Mack Z” was released in 2014. Mack Z has also been used several times as a stage name for her singing appearances. The record reached #1 on the iTunes pop charts, as well as #7 on iTunes' albums sales chart across all genres. The music video for, “Girl Party”, the album's lead single, reached #1 on the iTunes pop chart. The video currently has over 80 million views. Later in 2014, her videos for “Shine” and “Christmas All Year Long” were released.
She continued to release singles and videos as Mack Z in the following years. In 2014, Mackenzie and her sister released a limited edition fashion line, “The Maddie & Mackenzie Collection”, through Mod Angel. Mackenzie made her acting debut on Nickelodeon's sitcom Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and was also featured in a “WowWee” commercial alongside her sister in 2015.
She again appeared in “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” in January 2017 on the episode "Keeping Up with the Quadashians". She also walked the “Polo Ralph Lauren Runway” in New York City as well as featured in an ad campaign video for Glamour Magazine in 2015
In November 2016, Ziegler released her first single under her full name, a duet with singer Johnny Orlando, titled “Day & Night”. The music video for the song was released on December 21, 2016, and has been viewed beyond 24 million times. In 2017–2018, the duo performed their Day & Night Tour in North America and the UK. the video for her single “Breathe”, premiered in 2017 and has been viewed well over 45 million times. The video of her 2018 duet with Orlando, “What If”, has been viewed beyond 60 million times.
In 2016, she and her sister were featured in the “Clean & Clear's fall back-to-school” campaign. Ziegler was on the cover of the “Polo Ralph Lauren's children's spring 2016” collection and was named a brand ambassador for girls' fashion line “Emily West” in 2017. Ziegler also collaborated with TurnBoard to release the “Kenzie Ziegler TurnBoard”, a turning practice tool for dancers, in 2016.
Between 2017 and 2018, Ziegler collaborated on the dance-inspired activewear clothing line “Justice”. Justice also collaborated with her on a video of her song, “Teamwork”, to promote the clothing line. Later that year, Ziegler released a tee-shirt line called “Tee4Too”, and, with Fanjoy in 2019, she released a line of sweatshirts and tee-shirts.
Ziegler and her sister conducted a dance workshop tour of Australia in January 2017. She also featured in a 2017 dance advertisement for General Electric. They conducted another dance workshop tour of Australia and New Zealand in mid-2018. From 2018 to 2020, Ziegler was cast as Cassie, in the high school drama series Total Eclipse on the Brat TV. She was also an executive producer for the show. She was also featured as the same character in the film Brat Holiday Spectacular, in 2018. In February of the same year, Ziegler and her sister appeared on “The Slow Mo Guys” YouTube channel.
Ziegler appeared on the cover of the April/May 2018 issue of Girls' Life magazine. She also dropped a self-help book in May 2018, titled “Kenzie's Rules for Life: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat”, “a collection of inspirational, upbeat lessons for kids learning to navigate life.” The book ranked No. 7 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list for juvenile non-fiction. Ziegler launched her own cosmetics line, “Love, Kenzie”, in the fall of 2018.
In 2018, Ziegler was a contestant in “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”, reaching the finals. This would be the first time she danced together with her sister since “Dance Moms”. On November 20, 2018, Ziegler released her second studio album, “Phases”. The single, “Wonderful”, from the album, was written by Sia, and Ziegler first unveiled the song on “Dancing with the Stars”.
In December 2018, Ziegler was cast as Dorothy in a holiday stage pantomime adaptation, “The Wonderful Winter of Oz”, in Pasadena, California. Ziegler signed with Arista Records, in mid-2019, and toured the US as the opening act for Canadian Pop group “PrettyMuch”. She stars as the title character in an animated film, titled “Ice Princess Lily”, released in November 2019. Ziegler and her sister appeared as guest judges on the dance competition show “Floored’ in 2020. She duetted with Sia on her song “Exhale”, released in June 2020. In 2020–2021, Ziegler competed in The Masked Singer spin-off The Masked Dancer as “Tulip” and placed third.
Ziegler’s net worth is courted to be an estimated $3 million. Most of Ziegler's earnings come from her social media presence as a content creator, her dancing career, TV shows, clothing line, music career, and other business ventures.
On TikTok, the creator could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $21k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals. On Instagram, she could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $45k for a brand-sponsored post. On YouTube, her average earnings are around the $7K mark per video, excluding brand-sponsored deals, for which she could charge upwards of $25k per video.
Mackenzie, on the show Dance Moms, drew a salary of $2,000 per episode, according to Forbes. Ziegler also appeared on several other shows such as Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, Abby's Studio Rescue, and Dancing With The Stars: Junior. However, how much she earned from those shows is currently unavailable.
Mackenzie has also conducted paid dance workshops along with Maddie Ziegler in countries like Australia and New Zealand to a substantial number of attendees between 2017 and 2018. Her earnings from her international dance workshop tours are currently unknown.
She has also shot advertisements for General Electric, Clean and Clear, WowWee, partnered with Bubble, SugarBear, and Il Makiage as well as modeled for Polo Ralph Lauren. Ziegler was the face of Polo Ralph Lauren's children's spring 2016 collection. She also has campaigned for Glamour Magazine but once again, how much she has earned from these performances is currently unknown, although the figure is assumed to be high.
In 2014, Mackenzie and Maddie launched their limited-edition fashion line, The Maddie & Mackenzie Collection, through Mod Angel. Mackenzie was named the brand ambassador for girls' fashion line Emily West in 2017. In 2016, Ziegler collaborated with TurnBoard to release the Kenzie Ziegler TurnBoard, a turning practice tool for dancers. In 2017 and 2018, Ziegler collaborated with tween retailer Justice, to launch a clothing line specifically geared towards amateur and professional dancers.
Justice also collaborated with her on a video of her song, “Teamwork”, a back-to-school social media campaign with an anti-bullying theme, to promote the line. Later that year, Ziegler launched a T-shirt line called Tee4Too, and with Fanjoy in 2019, she released a line of sweatshirts and T-shirts. In 2018, Ziegler launched her own line of cosmetics called, “Love, Kenzie”. Sales figures for her clothing and cosmetic ventures are currently unknown but are courted to be a 6-figure number.
Mackenzie has had an illustrious singing career, launching her debut album Mack Z in 2014. The album peaked at #1 on the iTunes pop charts, as well as #7 on iTunes' albums sales chart across all genres. The music video for the album's lead single, “Girl Party”, also reached #1 on the iTunes pop chart. The video of the single has beyond 80 million views on YouTube to date. Later that year, her videos for “Shine” and “Christmas All Year Long” premiered.
Currently, in 2022, she has released her latest single from her new album ‘NOTD’, ‘Worst Thing’. She has also released a corresponding line of merchandise with the release of the single. Although we can estimate that Zeigler would have made upwards of $850k from her music career a year or 2 back, her current figures are unavailable.
In 2018, Kenzie released a self-help book for tweens and teens called Kenzie's Rules for Life: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat. The book ranked No. 7 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list for juvenile non-fiction. The sales figures for her book are currently unavailable. We’re sure to assume they’re high numbers.
Between 2018 and 2020, Ziegler starred as Cassie, a teenage girl coping with unpopularity, in the high school drama series Total Eclipse on the Brat TV digital network. She served as an executive producer for the show. She voiced the title character in an animated film, released in the US in November 2019 with the American title Ice Princess Lily. How much she could have earned from these acting and voice-over gigs are currently unknown, although we can assume that the numbers are a hefty sum.
Ziegler was born on June 4, 2004, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni and Kurt Ziegler and grew up in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. She is of Polish, Italian, and German descent. At the age of 6, her parents divorced after they filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
Melissa, Mackenzie’s mother, remarried Greg Gisoni in 2013 and introduced Mackenzie to her older step-sister, Maddie, who is also a dancer and actress. She was also introduced to two older paternal half-brothers, Ryan and Tyler, and two older step-siblings, Matthew and Michelle.
At the age of two, she began dancing at the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh. During her time there, she won several titles in dance competitions and Ziegler was mainly homeschooled. Since August 2020, Ziegler has been dating Tacoda Dubbs.
A dance video by Ziegler.
An appreciation video by Ziegler about boyfriend Tacoda Dubbs.
A video of Ziegler using a TikTok filter.
A comedic video by Ziegler
The music video for her single “It’s a girl party”
Yes, Mazkenzie Ziegler is in a relationship with Tacoda Dubbs.
In 2018, Ziegler was a contestant in “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”, reaching the finals, but she did not win the competition.
Ziegler was born on June 4, 2004, she is currently 18 years old.
Maddie Ziegler is Mackenzie Ziegler's older step-sister.