Remember those Missy Elliott videos that had a little girl break dancing? Well, that little girl is all-grown-up now and paying a tribute to Missy.
You might remember Alyson Stoner from Cheaper by the Dozen and Sally from Mike’s Super Short Show on the Disney Channel, you might even know her from Step Up and Camp rock, but most just remember her as “the girl from the Missy Elliott videos”.
From Wikipedia: After choreography training in Los Angeles, Stoner appeared as a background dancer in several music videos, notably Missy Elliott’s “Work It”, “Gossip Folks”, “I’m Really Hot”, Eminem’s “Just Lose It”, and “No Tengo Dinero” by the Kumbia Kings. She has also been a back-up dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kids’ Choice Awards and for Will Smith at the 2005 show. Stoner danced with a dancing group called the JammXKids between 2003 and 2006. She quit the group in early 2006 due to scheduling conflicts, but continues to work with the individual kids in different jobs. She was also one of the dancers in the special features for the Shark Tale DVD. Stoner teaches hip hop currently at the Millennium Dance Complex, and is credited as the youngest person to teach a master class there. She also recently appeared in Debby Ryan’s “We Got the Beat” for Disney Channel’s Radio Rebel music video.
Stoner recently put together a dance video tribute to Missy Elliott. The beginning of the vid starts out with a mini Alyson Stoner lookalike who then hands it off to the real life, grown up version.
Watch Alyson Stoner’s incredible Missy Elliott tribute video below: