The highly popular Disney Channel teen sitcom “Shake It Up” is currently conducting an international talent search seeking dance crews with two through eight members per team. The dance crew selected will work on various episodes of Season 2. “Shake It Up” is currently the number one series on TV among kids 6-11 and tweens.
One of Hollywood’s top executive producers and writers, Chris Thompson, is the creator of “Shake It Up”. He executive produces the show along with Rob Lotterstein and Jeff Strauss. The show is being produced by It’s a Laugh Productions, the same production company behind the Disney Channel hit shows Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, Jonas L.A., and many many more.
Rosero McCoy is the choreographer for “Shake It Up” with Chlōd as assistant choreographer. McCoy has worked as choreographer on such shows as “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam ,” “The Sing-Off,” “America’s Best Dance Crew,” along with the feature films “Step Up,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” and “Rio “.
The cast on “Shake It Up” is very talented and includes Bella Thorne, who has the same agent that discovered Miley Cyrus, and won the role after several auditions and over 200 other hopefuls. Zendaya, whose name means “to give thanks” in Shona, plays the role of Raquel “Rocky” Blue, Houston native Davis Cleveland plays Flynn Jones, and Roshon Fegan plays Ty Blue.
To be considered:
Submit a video of your dance team performing. Please do not attach the video to your email, rather send a link to your video online at a site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Include your location and contact information for the dance crew to the following:
Put “Dance Crew Submission” in the subject line of your email.
Important Note: International performers should have a permanent resident card or an O1 VISA. You can obtain O1 VISA information in my 2011 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide.
Disney Channel has announced that a “Shake It Up” movie is in the works, along with a “Lemonade Mouth” sequel. “Shake It Up” airs on Sundays at 8:30pm ET/PT.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
“Shake It Up” Casting
1201 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
(do not send photos to Central, you must register in person)
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
It’s A Laugh Productions
427 S. Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
Note: Additional directors work various episodes. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner.
Bella Thorne – CeCe Jones
Zendaya Coleman – Raquel “Rocky” Blue
Davis Cleveland – Flynn Jones
Roshon Fegan – Ty Blue
Adam Irigoyen – Deuce Martinez
Kenton Duty – Gunther Hessenheffer
Caroline Sunshine – Tinka Hessenheffer
Shake It Up revolves around the adventures of best friends Rocky Blue (Zendaya Coleman) and CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne), who with the help of their longtime friend, Deuce Martinez (Adam Irigoyen), fulfill their favorite dreams of becoming professional dancers when they land roles as dancers on a local show, “Shake It Up, Chicago!”. Cece and Rocky deal with their circumstances, by adapting and maintaining their social status at school while watching CeCe’s little brother, Flynn (Davis Cleveland), and the antics of their TV show which includes their matching the skills of their competition, notably brother and sister, Gunther and Tinka (Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine).