A bus stop dancer that was secretly videotaped and became a viral Internet sensation has received a nice surprise. According to Today.com on Sept. 18, the woman has landed a role with a professional theater production.
Honestly, the bus stop dancer, whose name is Ellie Cole, was honestly put online as a joke on the woman, who had no idea she was being filmed while waiting for her bus. Cole was dancing to the Alesha Dixon song called "Knock Down" at the time.
The woman who filmed it was named Jane Rowland and shot the video from across the street while sitting in a cafe. Rowland then uploaded the video to YouTube using ABBA's song "Dancing Queen," with the title "Eastleigh's Got Talent."
Things worked out well for Cole in the end. The video showed her doing pretty simple dance moves, but the entire thing spread an the video has 964,000 views since it was uploaded. When Cole learned her dancing was put online, she said her response was "Oh, dear."
The viral Internet video led to Cole being invited to take part in the "AH Men" performance in Eastleigh when the writer/director of the show, Lynne Paris, saw the clip online.
Rowand said that there was no mean spirits involved when she uploaded the bus stop dancer video to YouTube, saying that she was an "inspiration" and "cheered everyone up."