'Dance Moms' Star Maddie Ziegler Is Now Stress-free, Releases Abby Lee Miller Inspired 'The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir'

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Mar 15, 2017 10:03 AM EDT

"Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler dropped out dance competitions. The 14-year-old set-aside dance trophies and now busy with her new book entitled “The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir.”

Maddie was well known for her awesome dance solo performance on the Lifetime's hit reality show “Dance Moms.” She became part of the series from 2011 until 2016.

According to the Independent Journal Review, "Dance Moms" tracked around the mothers and daughters who joined the dance studio of Abby Lee Miller. The dance instructor constantly shouted at them and roared orders.

Maddie was still eight-year-old when she started to live with her passion for dancing in “Dance Moms.” The little girl thought that the studio's drama was just a hapless obstacle that she needs to surpass in order to succeed.

However, the teenager was drained for many years by Abby Lee Miller's control. She decided to quit "Dance Moms" during the show’s long-filmed sixth season in 2016, as per Reality Tea.

It was a difficult decision, but Maddie was finally eased to take more control over her career and her life. “It was getting too stressful," she said.

After she left "Dance Moms", Maddie was featured in many successful music videos such as “Chandelier” by the pop star, Sia. She also became a judge on Fox's “So You Think You Can Dance” for its “Next Generation” season.

Now that she left “Dance Moms,” Maddie never watched a full episode of the show. “We lived through it, so I don’t feel like we have to watch it, and it was just so much drama that I don’t want to see it again,” she told PEOPLE.

She also shared in the outlet that she learned a lot from the past and from Miller that they share some fun. "I had the craziest time when I was with her and on that team,” the dancing star said.

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