Melissa Gisoni

Quick Facts

Birth Date June 13,1968
Full Name Melissa Gisoni
Birth Name Melissa Gisoni
Profession Dancer
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth City New York
Birth Country United States of America
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Gemini
Marital Status Married
Spouse Kurt Ziegler (Ex), Greg Gisoni
No Of Children 2
Height 162 cm
Religion Christian
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If you are the fan of series Dance Moms, then you must be fimiliar with the name Melissa Gisoni. She is the mother of Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler. Gisoni also has appeared in Todrick Hall’s “Freaks Like Me” video.

Melissa Gisoni was born in New York, USA, on June 13, 1968. Gisoni belongs to white ethnicity and has an American nationality. Gisoni grew up in New York City and from there she finished her education.

The details about her early life and family background is still a mystery. Gisoni grew to fame after participating with her daughter in the reality show Dance Moms, but before that she was a ordinary homemaker.


The famous reality show star, Melissa was born on June 13, 1968, in New York City, United States. She came from a middle-class family and has no information about her parents and early life. Being born in New York she holds an American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity (Polish, German and Italian). She never went to college but wants her daughters to study well. She regrets not completing her graduation from college

Melissa Gisoni is a well-known American reality star who became famous for participating in the series ‘Dance Moms’ with her two daughters, Maddie and Mackenzie. She made her initial impression in season one of the dance show and continued for six seasons, till she exited from the show to give her children an opportunity to diversify their careers.

Today, both her girls are celebrities in their own right at a tender age. They have gone on to become models and actors who have a number of brand endorsements and television serials to their credit. Melissa has also appeared in a few music videos and TV serials after leaving the show.

Melissa Gisoni Personal Life: Husband & Children

Actually, Melissa Gisoni has been married twice. After being married, she had two adorable daughters with her ex-husband Kurt Ziegler. The ex-couple got married in 2000 and were together for more than eight years.

Gisoni’s divorce petition was filed on December 7, 2010. It is not yet known why they got divorced. Melissa received legal custody of her girls on June 15, 2011, and she raised them with her boyfriend at the time, Greg Gisoni.

Picture of Melissa Gisoni and her spouse

In 2013, Melissa and Greg exchanged marital vows in a private ceremony. Despite not having any children together, both of them are parents through their prior marriages. Mathew Gisoni, a son, and Michele Gisoni, a daughter, are Greg’s children from a prior relationship.

The six-person family enjoys a pretty contented existence as a whole. As of 2019, the couple has been married for over 6 years, and there have been no reports of a breakup or extramarital affairs.

How much is Assets & Net Worth of Melissa Gisoni?

Melissa Gisoni has amassed wealth over the course of her prosperous career. As of 2019, Gisoni is thought to have a net worth of $2.8 million. Gisoni has established quite a name for himself. Her total wealth was only $2 million in 2016. But in just two years, her net worth increased by $800,000.

Gisoni and her ex-husband used to make a combined monthly income of $4480.06. Maddie Ziegler, her daughter, has a net worth of $5 million as of 2019. Her younger daughter also has $2 million in assets.

Picture: Melissa Gisoni traveling with her kids

Gibson also makes a decent living from his job at the Westinghouse Electric Company. Melissa expanded her 2,500 square foot house to a 7,000 square foot mansion in 2015. Gisoni obtained $29,000 for a 4-bedroom house.

The Rise To Stardom

Melissa Gosoni had no connection with show business till she was persuaded to participate in the reality show ‘Dance Moms’ with her two daughters. They were the original cast members of the show when it was called ‘Just Dance’. In fact, Melissa was not even aware that what she had joined was a reality show that would be aired on television. Later, the show was morphed to become ‘Dance Moms’, with Abby Miller entering the scene.
Maddie and Mackenzie studied dance at Miller’s studio through Reign Dance Productions from the early ages of four and two respectively. They went on to participate in six seasons of ‘Dance Moms’ with their mother from 2011 to 2016. The show followed the progress of the children and the reactions of their mothers during various dance competitions.
Melissa Gisoni gained popularity as an understanding mother and has often been called a ‘second mom’ by children at Abby’s studio that teaches young dancers. Although Abby’s studio and ‘Dance Moms’ were a launch pad for Melissa and her daughters, they exited from the show after six seasons as it became too repetitive and prevented the children from pursuing other opportunities. The schedule of dancing six days a week was also getting too taxing on the girls, who wanted a change and some variety in life.
In order to fill in the void after leaving ‘Dance Moms’ and Abby’s studio, Melissa started a dance studio in her house and employed a dance instructor to continue with the dance classes of the girls. It was her perseverance and motivation that turned both her daughters into celebrities at a very tender age.

Melissa also appeared in the music videos of Todrick Hall, titled ‘Freak Like Me’ and ‘Ease on Down the Boulevard’ and acted in the TV series ‘Famewhore’. However, bringing up her celebrity children was her biggest challenge. Today, both her girls are established models and actors and have several endorsements to their credit. They have appeared in a number of music videos and television serials. Both girls have a large following on social media. Despite all this, Melissa has taught them to remain humble, respectful and to value basis etiquette. Her efforts seem to have paid as both her daughters are rising stars, with their feet very much still firmly on the ground.

What is Melissa Gisoni’s age and physical stature (Height & Weight)?

Regarding Gisoni’s age, she is 51 years old at the moment. Gisoni is 1.62 meters tall, or 5 feet 4 inches, in height. She was born with blue eyes and blonde hair. Gisoni maintained a flawless physique, although her height and weight are not known.

Social Media Account for Melissa Gisoni

We all know that Melissa is a well-known celebrity who has amassed more than 3.6 million Instagram followers to far. Gisoni also has 95,000 Facebook fans in addition to 606,000 Twitter followers.