The young Alyson honed her techniques in ballet, tap, and jazz at the O’Connell’s Dance Studio in her hometown, and then decided to try the more popular hip-hop dances that were the in-thing in LA training with such well-known choreographers like Wade Robson, Fatima, and Hi-Hat.
Before her move to L.A., she trained as a model at the Margaret O’Brien Modeling Studio, in Toledo, OH. She then attended the IMTA Convention in NYC with Ms.O’Brien’s studio in the year 2000 and walked away with numerous awards showcasing her talent.
After appearing in her second Missy Elliot music video for “Gossip Folks” in 2013 she landed her first feature film role playing Sarah Baker in the remake of “Cheaper by the Dozen,” The film was a hit with kids and adults alike and launched her as a fan favorite for pre-teens and teens alike. She later reprised the role in 2005 in the sequel for the film.
Alyson went on to numerous TV roles starting with “I’m with Her” in 2004 and that same year danced in her third Missy Elliot video (I’m Really Hot). Her other TV work in 2004 include appearances on “Drake & Josh” voice work uncredited for the series “The Batman”. The same year she again appeared in a music video this time for Eminem’s “Just Lose It.”
She continued her TV work with guest-starring roles on series such as That’s So Raven (2005), began what turned out to be a recurring role on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005-07), voice work on “Lilo & Stitch: The Series” (2004-06), “Joey” (2006), “All Grown Up!” (2006), voice work on “W.I.T.C.H.” (2006), “Ghost Town” (2009), “House M.D.” (2010) and voice work on the series “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” (2010-11). In 2008 she appeared in the popular Disney TV Movie “Camp Rock” playing Caitlyn Geller and returned 2 years later in “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” During this same time period, she appeared in numerous video productions.
Alyson’s other feature film roles in her child and teen years after The Cheaper by the Dozen films include voice work in “Garfield” (2004), playing Lindy in “Better Days” (2005) and then one of her bigger role playing Camile in “Step Up” and the next year the titular character for “Alice Upside Down.” In 2010 she did voice work for “Kung Fu Magoo” and returned as Camile for the third Step Up fil “Step Up 3” which wrapped up her teen years role but she did return four years later for the third time as Camile in “Step Up All In.”
The end of her child and teen star run was not the end for Alyson Stoner who continues to appear in production from TV to film and numerous shorts in a seamless progression from a child and teen actress to adult star.
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