Ellie Cole was caught off-guard when a video of her busting a move to ABBA's "Dancing Queen" started gaining attention around the world. That's because Cole had no idea she was being filmed.

Also, she was dancing to Alesha Dixon's "Knock Down."

Jane Rowland, the owner of a cafe across the street from the bus stop when Cole was spotted privately dancing, recorded the impromptu routine and uploaded the results to the web, where it immediately took off.


"I'm just a normal everyday person who happens to like dancing at bus stops," Cole told the Daily Telegraph. "Still to this day I find it hard to believe what happened with the video."

Whatever concerns Cole may have had about the vis-à-vis privacy and personal space invasion quickly subsided when the video helped her land a part in a play at the prestigious Point Theatre in her hometown of Eastleigh.


Cole, a former performing arts major who was forced to drop out due to financial constraints, said the unexpected offer fulfills a long-held dream of appearing on stage.

"It's very flattering and humbling," said the 35-year-old mother of one, who is set to appear in Lynne Paris' acclaimed musical play Ah Men!.

She will, of course, be dancing.