Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Lands A Prestigious Theatre Part

Remember this unidentified lady, who was filmed dancing along to her headphones at a bus stop in the British town of Eastleigh? Well, unidentified no longer: her name is Ellie Cole, she’s a 35-year-old mum, and she wasn’t grooving along to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” after all! It was actually Alesha Dixon’s “Knock Down” all along. Cole became an Internet sensation after the owner of the cafe across the street from the bus stop recorded her sweet moves and uploaded the clip to the web. It’s not every sensation that ends in a success story, but lo! The video helped Cole, a former performing arts major who was forced to resign due to financial reasons, score a (dancing!) part in a play at a prestigious theatre in her hometown. She will appear in the acclaimed musical Ah Men!, and says of her new role role, “It’s very flattering and humbling.” Dancing queen, indeed. [Gawker]