Is there anything Maddie Ziegler can’t do? Just hours after performing onstage with Sia in front of music’s biggest stars at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, the “Dance Moms” reality star has landed another job, this time working at 2015 New York Fashion Week.
Elle Magazine has announced that, Maddie, 12, will be serving as the publication’s correspondent for ELLE.com at NYFW starting Monday, Feb. 16. While the dancer will not be going solo to the 2015 fall collection shows – she will be joined by members of Elle’s staff – she is responsible for posting her very own “exclusive, behind-the-scenes photo diaries.” The Lifetime and “Chandelier” music video star will reportedly be attending fittings, sitting in the front row at shows and even attending after-parties.
“I’m so excited to be attending my first NYFW,” Maddie said in a statement to the magazine's website Sunday. “I’m looking forward to getting tons of inspiration for this next year. ELLE.com is an amazing partner to have during this incredible experience as they truly are one-of-a-kind and groundbreaking.”
Maddie’s guest reporting role with Elle comes on the heels of her November 2014 photoshoot and interview with the publication. In the piece, the “Dance Moms” star was photographed in her Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home which she shares with her mom, Melissa Gisoni, and her sister and fellow ALDC teammate, Mackenzie Ziegler, 10.
After performing at the Grammys, attending weekly competitions as part of “Dance Moms” Season 5, and being present at front lines of NYFW, you may think Maddie is due for a vacation, but the tween has no time to rest. According to her “Dance Moms” coach, Abby Lee Miller, Maddie and the rest of the ALDC elite junior team are scheduled to begin their first international tour of the year in a matter of weeks.
Following the success of their 2014 tour, the ALDC will be making several stops in Ireland and Australia through March. During their appearances, they will be hosting master classes, meet-and-greets, fan Q&A’s and participating in showcases. They team will first appear in Dublin for a showcase Feb. 26. Their last stop will be in Melbourne on March 23. Check out the full list of their tour dates below:
Dublin, Feb 26
Galway, Feb 27
Kilkenny, Feb. 28
Cork, March 1
Belfast, March 2
Dublin, March 3
Sydney, March 12-15
Adelaide, March 17-19
Melbourne, March 20-23
Catch up with Maddie and the rest of the “Dance Moms” cast Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.