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Gender: Female
Born: June 4, 2004
Age: 11
Home: Murrysville
Occupation: Dancer
6th in 2015/16 schoolyear
Affiliations: Abby Lee Dance Company
Height: 4' 4" (est. Nov 2014)[1][2]
Est. Adult Ht: 5' 0"
Friends and Family
Parents: Melissa Ziegler (mother)
Kurt Ziegler (father)
Greg Gisoni (step-dad)
Siblings: Maddie Ziegler (older sister)
Ryan (half-brother)
Tyler (half-brother)
Mathew (step-brother)
Michele (step-sister)
Friends: Brooke Kosinski
Payton Ackerman
Kendall Vertes
Kalani Hilliker
Nia Frazier
Jojo Siwa
Gianna Martello
Nick Dobbs
Sarah Hunt
Asia Monet Ray
Tea' Adamson
Love Interests: Nash Grier (celebrity crush)
Pets: Molly (dog)
Maliboo (dog)
Nicknames BooBoo Kitty (by the Ziegler family)
Bubby (by the Ziegler family)
Kenzie or Kenz (by everyone)
Mack Z (as a singer)
Kenzie Boo (by everyone)
Autographs Kenzieautograph
Quick Links
Search YouTube for Mackenzie Ziegler
Browse Mackenzie Solos
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Mackenzie Frances Ziegler[3] is the daughter of Kurt and Melissa Ziegler, the younger sister of Maddie Ziegler, and a dancer at the Abby Lee Dance Company.

Apart from dance, Mackenzie has long taken voice lessons. She has released a number of songs, including an album (Mack Z) that reached #1 on the iTunes pop chart list in America,[4][5][6][7] as well as reaching #7 on their overall album charts.[8].

Mackenzie is talented at acro and tap, and her sense of humor has been regularly highlighted on the show.

Miscellaneous informationEdit

  • Outside of the show, she normally dances with a different, younger group at the studio.
  • Mackenzie has been taking voice and dance lessons since she was two and a half.[9]
  • Besides dance she likes to sing and make videos, as seen on her mother's Youtube channel.[9]
  • In 2015, Mackenzie said her favorite solo she had done was "Take That."[10]
  • In 2015, Mackenzie said her own favorite dance moves were peewees (spider rolls, rolling tinsicas), and her full back split.[11]
  • Her favorite subjects in school are math[12] and reading.[13]
  • When appearing in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Mackenzie said she was interested in getting into acting.[14][15] (2015)
  • If she doesn't end up being a professional dancer, she would like to be on Broadway star[16][17] She would also like to be a pop star.[18]
  • Her favorite styles of dance to perform used to be acro and jazz (through 2014),[19] but she now says jazz and contemporary.[20]
  • Her favorite style of dance to watch is contemporary.[21]
  • Mackenzie's first name was initially Taylor, for two days after she was born.[22][23][24]
  • There had been a room in her old house called "The Store" that had all of her and Mackenzie's dance items.[25] In May 2015, the Ziegler-Gisoni family sold their old home in Pittsburgh, moving into a larger custom built house in Pittsburgh,[26][27] although also expecting to live in Los Angeles half the time.[28]
  • Nia was usually the one who kept an eye out for Mackenzie, so the group didn't accidentally lose track of her when moving around.[29]
  • Mackenzie's favorite colors around 2013 were pink and purple.[9] In 2014 and 2015, she said her favorite color was pink.[30][31][32]
  • Besides dancing and singing, she likes to sew.[33]
  • She likes doing group dances better than solos and trios because she gets to be with all her friends.[34]
  • When asked about ever doing a lyrical solo, she answered that she wasn't into lyrical because acro is her favorite.[34]
  • When asked about doing a sport other than dance, Mackenzie said she would play soccer.[34]
  • She and Mia Diaz have brothers with the same names (Ryan and Tyler).
  • Like Kendall and Jill Vertes, Mackenzie is left-handed.[35]
  • At age seven, Mackenzie learned how to hail a cab in New York City.[36]
  • According to Mackenzie, the most challenging part about dance is remembering the new dances she has to learn every week.[37] (c.2013)
  • Her favorite book series is Horrible Harry.[9] (c. 2013)
  • Her favorite city is New York.[9] (c. 2013)
  • In 2012, her favorite singer was Justin Bieber,[9] who she met at that year's Teen Choice Awards.
  • Her inspiration is Maddie, her older sister.[9] (c. 2013)
  • According to her, Maddie is bossy, but they still have fun together. She also says they never get competitive with each other because she wants to be different.[34]
  • Mackenzie's dream job would be on TV, especially on Disney Channel, since she loves Shake It Up and Jessie.[38] (c.2013)
  • Mackenzie, along with several other members of the Dance Moms cast, appeared and starred in Todrick Hall's video "Freaks Like Me" as the the Evil Queen and Snow White. It was released on July 3rd, 2014. The music video can be seen in full here
  • In the fall of 2014, she went to school four days a week early in the day, taking dance lessons starting at 1 p.m. and dancing usually until 9 p.m.[39]
  • From the end of season 4.5, Mackenzie would have done 26 solos in total.
  • Mackenzie and her sister share the same social media expert with Abby, who posts similar information about all of them at the same time on their accounts.[40]
  • Both Maddie and Mackenzie have stated how close they have been with Brooke Hyland. Mackenzie has said that she and Brooke are really close, and she considers her as an older sister.[34] Maddie has said that Brooke is her inspiration.[41] Even after Brooke left the show in the fourth season, Mackenzie says she still talks and texts Brooke all the time.[42]
  • Maddie and Chloe once said their younger sisters are "naughty" and "mischievous", [43] and Clara and Mackenzie were best friends.
  • Her favorite competitions are Jump, Nuvo and Hollywood Vibe.[44] (2015)
  • Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.

Filmography and DiscographyEdit

Acting creditsEdit

Year Series Role Notes
2015Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & DawnLillyEpisode: "Unhappy Campers." Broadcast date June 20th, 2015.[45][46]

As herselfEdit

Year Series Notes
2011–presentDance MomsLead
2011Good Day L.A.Performed in group dance "This Is My Beauty"
2011The Today ShowGuest, with Abby, Chloe, Maddie, Nia, and girls' moms (Search YouTube)
2012NightlineGuest (Video)
2013The ViewPerformed in group dance "The Last Text"
2013Abby's Ultimate Dance CompetitionPerformer, 1 episode, challenge
2014Abby's Studio RescuePerformer and guest, "Delusions of Dance Grandeur" (with Kendall, Maddie, Nia) (Search YouTube)
2014Today with Kathie Lee & HodaPerformer, and guest with Abby (Search YouTube)
2014Good Day New YorkPerformer, Video.[47] Photo
2015TRTÉ (Swipe TV)[48]Performer, guest (with Kendall, Maddie). (Video).
2015The View Performed in group dance "Together We Stand"

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist Notes
2011"It's Like Summer"LUXSupporting
2012"Summer Love Song"Brooke HylandSupporting
2014"It's a Girl Party"Mack Z (self)Lead
2014"Freaks Like Me"Todrick Hall (WP)Co-lead, with Todrick, Kendall, Maddie, Nia and Payton
2014"Shine"Mack Z (self)Lead
2014"Christmas All Year Long"Mack Z (self)Lead
2015"I Gotta Dance"Mack Z (self)Lead


Year Work Lead Artist Type Notes
2014Mack ZMack Z (self)AlbumReached #1 on the iTunes pop chart list in America,[49][50][51] as well as reaching #7 on their overall album charts.[52]
2014"It's a Girl Party"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z. Music video released.
2014"Shine"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z. Music video released.
2014"I Gotta Dance"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z. Music video released.
2014"Fairytale for the 21st Century"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Flip Out"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Queen of the World"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"In My Diary"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Whatever Boys Can Do"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Cause You Believe"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"I'd Rather Be Dancin'"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Play Nice"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Dream Time"Mack Z (self)SingleFrom album Mack Z
2014"Freaks Like Me"Todrick Hall (WP)SingleFeatured vocalist. Music video released.
2014"Christmas All Year Long"Mack Z (self)SingleReleased with music video
2015"Sleigh Ride"Mack Z (self)SingleRelease November 26, 2015


To see tables for Mackenzie Ziegler's dances and results, visit the Mackenzie Ziegler/Dances subpage.


To view the photo galleries for Mackenzie Ziegler, click here.

External LinksEdit


  4. Billboard
    "... her self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes pop chart."
  5. "Mack Z's album reached the number one position on the iTunes pop chart. The album also broke the top ten of iTunes' album sales across all genres hitting #7 this Saturday April 26th."
  6. Under the name “Mack Z,” the 9-year-old released her self-titled debut album over the weekend, and it shot to the top of the iTunes charts! Not only did the album nab the No. 1 position on the pop chart, it also hit No. 7 on the overall album charts.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6
  10. TRTE / Swipe TV
  11. TRTE / Swipe TV
  13. "Reading and math." 2015
  17. older versions also said choreographer
    she used to say "ALL" up through 2014 versions
  22. dancemom1313:"@AmandaJay6 She was Taylor for 2 days, lol (when she was born)"
  23. Niafanpage1:"@dancemom1313 is it true that Maddie's name was Taylor at first??"
    dancemom1313: "@Niafanpage1 No it was Mackenzie"
  24. "Dance Moms Slumber Party: The Name Game". Maddie, Mackenzie, others discuss confusion on who was named Taylor initially after birth (Mackenzie).
  25. (around 1:19 mark), Season 2 bonus
  26. The Ziegler's 4-bedroom, 2500 sq. ft. suburban Pittsburgh pad... sold in just 6 hours, at the full $279,000 asking price... the new 7,000 sq. ft. pad is quite the step-ball-change up. Amenities include a dance studio in the basement...
  28. Mingle Media TV Network interview by JJ Snyder, May 2015
  29. Afterbuzz, Feb 2014
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4
    Mack Z performs 'Christmas All Year Long' on Good Day New York - Christmas Eve 2014, channel Princess Killer Bee, retrieved May 9th, 2015; no other versions seem to be online, with channel a possible target for copyright complaints
    "... her self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes pop chart."
  50. "Mack Z's album reached the number one position on the iTunes pop chart. The album also broke the top ten of iTunes' album sales across all genres hitting #7 this Saturday April 26th."
  52. Under the name “Mack Z,” the 9-year-old released her self-titled debut album over the weekend, and it shot to the top of the iTunes charts! Not only did the album nab the No. 1 position on the pop chart, it also hit No. 7 on the overall album charts.

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