Maddie Ziegler has come far from dancing on different dancing competitions to being Sia’s dancing muse. The young artists can now stand beside Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaan for Ballerina.
Ballerina is an animated film that will be released this Christmas.
The movie focuses on a young orphaned girl who dreams to perform in Paris Opera. However, she lacks the training in ballet which makes it difficult for her to achieve. She attends ballet classes to try and reach her goals. But of course, there will be challenges along the way, especially in the beginning when she does not know how to dance ballet yet.
Sure enough, Ballerina will be a lovely film for the family with lessons that kids could learn from. Everyone will learn not to give up on their dreams and to be passionate about what they love.
Elle Fanning will be lending her voice to the main character, Felice. Maddie Ziegler, on the other hand, will lend her voice for the first time to Camille, a talented ballerina who will try to bring Felice down. Other stars fans could hear would be Dane DeHaan who will give life to Victor and Carly Rae Jepsen who voices Odette.
Ballerina is directed by Eric Summers and Eric Warin. The screenplay is from Carol Noble.
On other news, Maddie Ziegler’s Ballerina stint will not be the last. She is also set to play a role in different movies. According to IBTimes, the young professional dancer has already been cast as Christina Sickleman in The Book of Henry. The movie has already finished production, but it will not be till 2017 until it comes out.
Apart from that, Ziegler will also be in a Sia movie called Sister. Besides the fact it will be another collaboration with the singer, the movie details have not come out yet.
Leaving Dance Moms may have been a hard thing for Ziegler to do. But since she has left ALDC, she had been in So You Think You Can Dance as the youngest judge ever. She has also opened her own clothing line. And still, the young dancer is still going places.
Photo source: Youtube/Ballerina Trailer