Sia and Maddie Ziegler reunite for ‘Alive’ performance on ‘Ellen’ – watch

Australian artist performs new single on US TV show

Sia reunited with teenage dancer Maddie Ziegler for a performance of new single ‘Alive’ on Ellen yesterday.

Ziegler has starred in the majority of Sia’s recent videos, including 2014 hit ‘Chandelier’, but does not appear in ‘Alive”s official video with a young ninja warrior taking her place. Ziegler’s last performance with Sia saw her dance alongside Kristen Wiig at the Grammys in February

However, the duo joined together once more on US TV yesterday (December 2) for a typically ambitious performance. Sia sang the song from behind an oversized black dress while Ziegler threw herself around the stage, even smashing a glass window with her fist at one point.

Watch the performance in full below:

‘Alive’ was originally written for Adele and feature on Sia’s next album, ‘This Is Acting’, which consists entirely of songs Sia wrote for other artists before deciding to keep them for herself. It is released in January 2016.

‘This Is Acting’ is the follow up to Sia’s 2014 album ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’, which featured the hit singles ‘Elastic Heart’ and ‘Chandelier’.