Rockettes Pick for Dancer of the Week: Treadmill Dancer Carson Dean
Who: Carson Dean (aka the “Treadmill Dancer”)
Why we chose him: It all started when actor, dancer and choreographer Carson Dean became an Internet sensation after “accidentally” uploading a video that showed him busting some serious dance moves to Mark Ronson’s (featuring Bruno Mars) “Uptown Funk” on a treadmill. Yes, a treadmill.
“I just made the video for my friends and family to see on Facebook, so whenever I upload it on Facebook, I put the private thing, well I thought I did,” he told Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in April. “So, I went to bed, and I woke up and I saw that it had like 3 million views and I was like oh my gosh, what has happened? So I went back and looked at it and realized that it was public.”
Fun fact: While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it was only natural for Ellen to have Carson show off his moves in person. After pulling off another flawless routine, Ellen gifted the talented dancer with a padded helmet to wear in the future. Safety first!
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