A lot of career changes are happening for Maddie Ziegler right now. In a new interview, the dancer confirmed that she is, in fact, done with Dance Moms, but she's so excited for us to see her as a judge on the upcoming kids' edition of So You Think You Can Dance called Next Generation.
"I am leaving, but it'll be a good thing because we're moving on to cool things," she said at the KCAs this weekend. "[So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation] is going to be so amazing. I'm looking forward to it because I feel like kids are so good these days."
All of her own dance experience is going to make her an amazing judge.
"I definitely have some knowledge now because I've been judged a lot," she said. "I think it will be really cool to be with [the other judges] Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, and Nigel [Lythgoe]. I feel like since I'm in [the competitors'] shoes I know how to cheer them on. I'm their age [so] I can't really tell them what to do, [so] I think I'm gonna be the supportive judge and always [encourage] the kids."
We can't wait to see her new TV gig!
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