5 OG Disney Channel Dancers Who Grew Up to Be Stars

March 31, 2019

The Disney Channel has launched tons of young performers’ careers. Some of our favorite celebs started out as dancers on the platform back in the day. Here are five OG Disney dance kids we’re still obsessed with.


Zendaya, our Queen, got her start by showing off her dance skills on the Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up,” and went on to have a super high-profile acting and singing career.

Alyson Stoner

Singer and dancer Alyson Stoner was appearing on the Disney Channel even before her breakout performance in Missy Elliott’s “Work It” video. We really fell for her moves in the 2008 Disney Channel movie Camp Rock.

Allison Holker

DYK that one of Allison Holker’s first jobs was dancing in the High School Musical films? Cleary, that experience was the start of something big!

Carlena Britch

Dancer Carlena Britch got her start in the Camp Rock films, eventually leading her to star in popular shows such as “Charmed,” “The X-Files,” and “Supernatural.” See if you can spot her in the clip above!

Shamier Anderson

The Camp Rock films were clearly packed with stunning dancers. CR alum Shamier Anderson went on to star in shows like “Dear White People” and “Pitch.”