Check Out Maddie Ziegler on "Good Morning America"
Did you catch the unstoppable Maddie Ziegler on "Good Morning America" today? It seems like Maddie has been pretty much everywhere doing pretty much everything recently—from performing at the Grammys with Sia to acting as a fashion correspondent for Elle.com—and "GMA" sat down with her to talk about what it's like to be the girl at the center of the craziness.
You've heard a lot of the story already—you know all about "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" and her turns atop the pyramid on "Dance Moms"—but the interview also features a few new gems. Our favorite factoid? Apparently, Sam Smith is just as obsessed with Maddie as Maddie is with Sam Smith. At the Grammy Awards, he "came up to me and told me he that he was a fan," Maddie told "GMA." "I was freaking out because I'm his biggest fan." (That wasn't her only surreal moment on Grammy night, either: Maddie almost lost it because she was "walking behind Beyoncé for like 10 straight minutes," too.)
The segment also features generous clips from Maddie's Sia videos, and it's impossible to watch those too many times. (We know—we've tried.) Enjoy! And hey, Maddie fans: Let's just say you're going to like our May/June issue...
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer