Quick: Name a dance-y movie or TV show. Chances are Britt Stewart was featured in it. The Colorado native has performed in all three High School Musical movies, Fame, No Strings Attached and Teen Beach Movie. Her TV credits include “Bunheads,” “Glee” and “Dancing Fools.” Plus, she’s rocked out behind Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Janet Jackson, The Veronicas, Vanessa Hudgens and, most recently, Katy Perry. Want to know more about this hard-working, versatile dancer? Read on for The Dirt. —RZ
(courtesy Britt Stewart)
What did you want to be when you were a kid? "A pediatric surgeon"
Performer you would drop everything to see: "Prince--I think he is brilliant as an artist and a performer."
Must-see TV show: "Grey's Anatomy--I've been a fan since Season 1."
Who is your dance crush? "Patrick Swayze"
Favorite movie: "Dirty Dancing of course!"
Biggest guilty pleasure: "watching cooking shows"
Something most people don’t know about you: "I still have to wear my retainer at night...shhhh!"
Who would play you in a movie? "Kerry Washington"
What are your pet peeves? "Water around my bathroom sink--I know it's weird!"
What’s your most embarrassing onstage moment? "I split my pants while filming a scene in the film No Strings Attached."
What has been your proudest career moment so far? "dancing for Janet Jackson"
Mollee Gray (left) and Kent Boyd (right) in Teen Beach Movie (by Francisco Roman/Disney Channel)
What do you get when you mix sand, retro bikinis and your favorite dancers rockin’ out on top of surfboards? Find out July 19 when Teen Beach Movie premieres on Disney Channel. To celebrate this red-hot made-for-TV musical, DS caught up with two of the film’s star dancers, “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Mollee Gray and Kent Boyd. Read on for The Dirt.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? When I was younger I was obsessed with Elle Woods from Legally Blonde! Because of her, I really wanted to be a lawyer!!
Performer/dancer you would drop everything to go see: Taylor Swift!!
Biggest guilty pleasure: Frozen yogurt…I could eat it for every meal and be so happy!!
Favorite food: Steak salad
Something most people don’t know about you: I still collect Pokémon cards! (I have them displayed in my room HA HA)
Who is your dance crush? Kent Boyd <3 He is the cutest thing I have ever seen and has such an incredible personality!
What has been your proudest career moment so far? Well I have two! One was getting to act alongside Ashton Kutcher in No Strings Attached, and the second was landing the role of Giggles in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie.
What’s your favorite part of Teen Beach Movie? Definitely dancing on the beach for one of the surfers’ songs called “Surf Crazy.” Such a dream come true! Also the message this movie sends about befriending those who aren’t a part of your “clique” or “group” is something I believe our generation needs to be inspired by.
Favorite movies: Seabiscuit and Lilo & Stitch (It made me cry)
Biggest guilty pleasure: Pranking people
Favorite food: Two years ago it was Hot Pockets! But now I’m trying to expand my taste buds! I love “Top Chef”!
Something most people don’t know about you: I dabble on the harmonica!
Who would play you in a movie? Channing Tatum…but, younger, shorter & buffer! HA HA!
What’s the strangest thing in your dance bag? Five ChapSticks! Because ya can’t have too many!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? A family…dog…yard…and a mantel with 3 Oscars! ;-)
What has been your proudest career moment so far? Creating and producing my own short film, It Remains, & playing Rascal in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie.
What’s your favorite part of Teen Beach Movie? Musical numbers on the beach…with an awesome cast in Puerto Rico! Living the Dream! #Blessed!