Shake It Up – Disney Cast

casting for disney channel – Shake it Up season 3 may be coming soon in 2012 and maybe you too will have a shot to audition for ‘Shake It Up’.

Shake It Up premiered on November 7, 2010 and the Disney Channel show was created by Chris Thompson. Shake It Up stars Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones and Zendaya as Rocky Blue.

When the show was cast over 200 girls auditioned for the parts of CeCe and Rocky – Bella Thorne and Zendaya were the lucky and talented girls who got the part. Bella Thorne had never been a dancer and began taking dance classes and Zendaya had a background in theater. Casting directors for Disney later commented that the 2 girls were chosen because they had great energy.

The two friends become background dancers on a show called Shake It Up that is in Chicago. The series is their adventures both on and off the Shake It Up set as they try to keep their social lives, school lives and new found stardom all in balance.

The 2 girls are best friends and end up in many comedic situations. The show within a show format is one that Disney Channel used before with shows like Sonny with a Chance and The Famous Jett Jackson. The show within a show format creates a TV series that is about another series or people who act in another series. Shake It Up takes a dance twist because the two girls are dancers. The show is kinda like Hannah Montana, except with dance instead of singing.

Shake It Up also stars Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine.

Shake it Up
Dance Contest

Shake it Up cast:

  • Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones
  • Zendaya as Rocky Blue
  • Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones
  • Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue
  • Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez
  • Kenton Duty as Gunther Hessenheffer
  • Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer

Besides the main cast above there are actors who are recurring yet don’t appear in every single episode.

Season 2 is airing now and hopefully season 3 will start taping very soon if the show gets renewed by Disney Channel.

check out this Shake it Up video:

Every episode of the show uses extras and other actors to support the main cast. Supporting actors and extras are cast through casting agents and those casting calls go out as needed when the show is

173 thoughts on “Shake It Up – Disney Cast

  1. I’m Panagiota and I’m 15 years old. I really can dance. I have 5 years experience. I can sing too. Pick me please.

  2. Panagiota

    Hey. I’m Panagiota and I’m 15 years old , I live in Cyprus. I would love to take part on this show. It’s my dream. I know so many girls dreaming for being on Disney Channel. I love dance and I will send you my video. I hope you see it and pick me.

  3. Faith

    My name is Faith and I am 11 years old. I just love watching it. It has always been my dream to be on shake it up. I would do anything to be on it, I always wanted it.

  4. Christelle Mba

    My name is Christell, I’m 11 years old. I would love to be on disney and make my dreams come true. Everyday I watch all the shows and I always imagine myself being on it. Disney is something I can relate to, I even have ideas for shows. Please, it’s my biggest dream to be on TV so won’t you make it come true?

  5. Nurriah Ansari

    Gender: Female
    Age: 15
    Eye Color: Light Brown
    Hair Color: Light Brown
    Race: Puerto Rican/ African American
    Height: 5’6
    Weight: 168
    Brief Profile: My name is Nurriah (nur-rye-uh). I’ve always wanted to be on a show in disney channel or even nickelodeon. I sing and act and have been in a few plays and performances including small class projects. Getting even a small role in a show/series would mean a lot to me! I’m a strong singer and an even stronger actor. I have great energy and I’m not afraid to be different.I love bringing smiles to peoples faces and giving back to others. If given a chance to prove myself it will be one to remember.

    1. natayiabrown

      I love shake it up. I always wanted to be apart of it.



  7. beth

    I am 15 in September and people always say that watching Disney channel is babyish but I don’t care because what they think doesn’t matter to me any more. I love shake it up, and I love dancing and if they have a problem with that then that’s up to them to solve. I used to be really quiet and shy because I have dyslexia and I always thought that I was dumb and stupid, I wouldn’t answer questions in class or read out my work because I was scared that if I got it wrong then they would make fun of me. I never told anyone about it because of what they might have thought, I mean I was different and I didn’t like it, no one knew what it was like, I tried really hard but no matter how hard I tried I never was as good as everyone else. then one day I was watching shake it up the episode where cece told rocky that she had dyslexia and that gave me the confidence to tell my best friend, she has supported me every since and she is a really great best friend. I then found out that bella thorne had dyslexia and I felt less alone, she gave me the confidence to stand out and tell people that in was dyslexic, after this my teachers gave me help and my best friend helped me loads now I’m in top set for everything at school all because of bella. I want to be just like her and change peoples lives, and that’s why I’m auditioning for Disney.

  8. Demirra Muhammad

    Hi!! I am 13 years old, I have brown eyes , 5’1 , & well duhh I sing AND act, isn’t that awesome! Haha .. but, I have an amazing personality and am a awesome singer and actor. I am in a lot of plays and in choir. I love, love, love talent shows. I’ve been in talent shows since I was in 2nd grade with my best friend. The crowd is AMAZING!! You can email me for me information, Bye.

  9. Leilani

    I wish to be on disney I should say I’m from Nevada and love nature please. I need to be on camera because well you know I’m funny and don’t forget I’m a cutie pie who has so many friends. I just love disney, don’t doubt I won’t get on tv just remember my name if you see me one day, Leilani wheeler. I want to be known as ‘lil princess thanks for reading on.

  10. Ellie

    My name is Ellie A. and I am 11 years old but short for my age, so I could pass as a 8-10 year old. I am an OK dancer, but I love to dance and act.
    I am a girl but I look a lot like a boy so I could play a boy part.

  11. Chyazia Hughes

    To whom it may concern, Hi my name is Chyazia Hughes, I am 11-years old (turning 12 on May 29) and I would like to audition for the shake it up cast, not only for my talent but to meet the amazing cast behind it all.
    It would be amazing and a dream come true. A few things you should know about me are I absolutely love to act and take on a new personality,
    * I have dark brown hair
    * dark brown eyes
    * I am tall
    * I am skinny
    * I can sing
    and most importantly I will always do my best to be that specific person on the show. I hope you like me enough to consider me being on the show 😀

    1. Chyazia Hughes

      p.s I know I’m auditioning for shake it up!

  12. Chloe Stanfield

    I am a great dancer and can act! I would love to be on shake it up dancing combined with acting. This is my passion.

  13. arjhaneecurry

    Hey my name is Arjhanee. I’m 12 and I like watching Jessie. I wanted to be on the show for a long time. I wanna be on this show because I like to act. I act like all the people from jessie and all my friends said I should do this because I have a great mind for it. I think I would love to be on the show 🙂

  14. krysta

    I love watching shake it up and I love watching bella and zendaya perform. So I would like to be on the same show as them. I am 13 years old, I am about 5ft, and I am asian(hmong).

  15. Ashley Minor

    I am 13, I weight 150, I think my hair is kinda long. I don’t think it is but my friends say it is. I have two brothers, one is well different, he’s slow, he’s 5 and I have a brother that’s three months. I live in Kansas, everyone says it’s impossible to become famous, well I want to prove them wrong and beat the odds. It’s my dream. My hair is a dark brown, I’m Tan, well that sums it up 🙂

  16. kiara

    My name is Kiara Dickson and I live in Las Vegas Nevada. I am 13 years old, I have curly black hair and I am African American and I love to make people laugh a lot. I have a great smile and I love to act out a character and and I will really be good to be on shake it up. I love the show and my mom loves it too. She supports me a lot to be an actor and this will be my big dream.

  17. Aaron

    Hello, My name is Aaron Chrichlow.I Love Disney to the max. This is a perfect opportunity for me to show my skills, I would ‘Love’ to partake in ‘ Shake it UP’. I Love to socialize with others and learn new things. If I get picked I guarantee you are not wasting your time, you are going to receive great respect, 100% participation etc. I would like to get picked.
    My ethnicity- African American
    My weight – 136
    My height – 5’6
    My eye color – brown
    My hair color – black
    My interest – acting & modeling
    My Body – fit and athletic
    D:O:B – August 25th 1999
    favorite characters – Bella Thorne & Zendaya
    ( I really hope I get picked, I worked so hard for this)


  18. Marisa

    I always dreamed of being part of a disney show! When I was 6, I decided to be an actress one day. I’m from Austria, Europe, there for I couldn’t speak English. Now I’m 14 and I can speak English very well. No I hope that I can make my dreams come true and get a part in a Disney show. But it’s hard. I’ve never been in a movie, but I can act very well. Most of the Disney stars need experience in acting, but I act every day, there for I think I could act almost every part. I love dancing as well. Every time when I’m sad, I’m dancing and it always cheers me up. Many people want to have a part in a disney show because of the fame, I want it because I love acting with all my heart.

    Love, Marisa

  19. samantha D.

    I am fourteen and I love shake it up. I am an actress and would love to be part of it.

  20. Alicia

    I’m 13 and I would love to be part of Disney channel.

  21. Dany Maritnez

    omg!! I just love the show shake it up. I know you think I may be a guy cuz of my name but really I’m not, I’m a girl. I really love this show and I’ve always wanted to be on the show. I am in a hip hop dance group and I act everyone’s role. My friends say I have an extreme, funny, random personality. I’m 14 and I live in Houston Texas, I’m also Hispanic. I’m just my own person with my own personality and style, so I really do hope you’ll give me a chance whenever you need a new role 🙂 just please tell me your opinion, if I’m not good enough its okay. Plus, I am also known as the daredevil. I know that part wasn’t necessary but I just wanted to put that. BTW, I admire Bella & Zendaya and I have a huge gigantic crush on Adam Irigoyen!! 😀 <3

  22. Kayla Gantz

    Hello I live in MI and I am 10 years old. I don’t want to be an actress for the fame, I just wanted to be one because it is my passion and dream. I have wanted to be one since I was like 3. I have my own sense of style and a great personality. I am unique. I think I am smart, talented and funny.

  23. Callissa

    name – Callissa Steel
    acting – I want to dance in a real dancing show because I have a real passion for dancing and having fun.
    I love just being silly with my friends and I have lots of energy.

  24. Hannah Fullbrook

    Hey my name is Hannah Fullbrook and I am 14 years old. My dream is to be on Disney channel my favourite show is shake it up because I love dancing and singing. Bella thorne and zendaya coleman are my favourite actresses they are such an inspiration to me. I love shake it up and I know all the dances. I live In England but I’m sure that if my parents knew that I had a chance of being on Disney channel even if it was just in the back ground I’m sure that we would be on the next flight over there. I do drama in school for gcse and music. I know how to play the guitar and piano. I was gonna do dance but there wasn’t a course. I have blond hair and blue eyes and being on Disney channel would be a dream come true and like my big break. I know that hundreds of people audition every day to be on Disney channel but why you should pick me to be on Disney channel is because I am a very committed person. I have realised I am by doing cheerleading for nearly 6 years. I can also bring spirit to the Disney family that no one else can and my family say that I have a big heart. If you choose me to be part of the Disney family, I would be eternally great full. When I am older I would hope to be able to go to Juilliard to study to have more experience with drama, music and dance. I hope you will choose me.

    1. Nergiz Polatkan

      my name is Nergiz Polatkan. I am 16 years old. I live in Germany but my nationality is turkish. I would like to be on Disney channel n shake it up, because i dreaming about that and i can see myself there. I dance in a hip hop group and i have also danced in the turkish folk dance. I can speak turkish, german and only school englisch. I can also play the turkish reed instrument. And i think i am the correct thing.
      I hope you will choose me.

  25. summer pagan

    Hello, I am Summer Pagan, I am 13 years old, but I’m turning 14 on August 21st. I love to act with all my heart. I have been acting and performing at a childrens theatre. I have been in about 7 plays. I am blonde, brown eyes, white. I love Shake It Up and the cast! I am also taking dance classes soon! It’s my dream to be an actress, & I am not afraid of a challenge! I Live in the Bay Area, California. Antioch specifically! I hope I am the one for you! 🙂

  26. Chelsie larose

    Plus, I am not afraid of a challenge.

  27. Chelsie larose

    Age: 13 in two months
    Height: 5,6
    Body: slim
    DOB: 10/16/1999
    Hair: dark redish brown
    Eyes: brown

    Hey, Disney. My name is Chelsie Larose and my dream is to be on Disney. Ever since I was four I wanted to be on Disney Channel. I am very athletic and talented. I am also very intelligent. To be on Disney Channel would be a blessing. I have been doing triple threat talent since forever. I would love to have a starring role on shake it up. It would be an honor to work with the cast of shake it up. I can mabey be Ty and Rocky’s little sister. I dont only want to be on Disney Channel for me, but for my family. I am only aloud to go on auditions held in manhattan because I dont have the money to travel right now. This is more than a dream to me. Please send me an e-mail about your thoughts it would mean alot to me. Thank you so much. And if the cast of shake it up is watching this, you should know how blessed you are everyday that you go on set. I hope that one day I will have the same blessing.

  28. Alisha Davies

    Hi my name is Alisha Davies even through I am late on this I will still like to put this letter in, just in case. I am a African Canadian and I have brownish redish sister locks. my height is 4 feet 11 inches. I am also 11 years old. My passion in life is to be an Actor and model.
    sincerly Alisha

  29. Kristen


    I live in Portugal and I am 16 years old.

    Since I was a little girl, I have the dream of someday be acting with famous people. I want to do parts in movies, series, I want to sing my own songs, etc.
    I have already thought to do a band (of course that’s a possibility), but my dream is to sing my own songs in solo or maybe in a duet.

    Unfortunately in Portugal some don’t really care about arts, but in the USA , there are a lot of more opportunities and that’s the reason why I want to go there.

    I did English classes since I was 8 years old.
    I did Spanish classes since I was 12 years old.
    I did ballet since I was 8 years old.
    I did jazz dance since I was 13 years old.
    I did swimming classes since I was 5 years old.
    I took singing/drama classes for 2 years.
    I took art classes since I was 11 years old.

    I really want to have a chance to try to get in a company like Disney or other… Maybe start with the music.
    The trip to the USA is really expensive. What I mean is this, spend money on a trip to USA without a warranty is expensive, but maybe if you can assess myself and tell me if I have a chance to shine in something over there, I will probably spend my money, because I will have a warranty that I have possibilities.

    Please let me know your opinion!
    Please let me know if you know someone that can help me!


  30. Griselda

    Hi I am Griselda and I would love to be on shake it up. Dancing is my passion and it would be a gift if I go on shake it up. I want to be the main character too. I want to act. I love acting. Please pick me!!!!

  31. Cayla anderson

    People used to say that I stink at dancing but I follow my dreams and I don’t care what people say about my dancing. I love what I do. I love shake it up. I’m just like rocky. I’m smart, same skin color and I have the one friend that I trust.

  32. Cayla anderson

    Hi my name is Cayla. I’m 12 years old. I did gymnastics for 10 years and then I quit and started to dance. It is my dream to become a dancer when I get up on the stage and dance people can see my emotions of the dance. I do ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical, I think my strongest is lyrical because that tells a story and if you look at my face it tells the whole story. I really want this job and it is my dream to dance with famous people. I want to be a professional dancer when I grow up so please can I go on the show.

  33. Averey A

    Hi! I’m Averey. I’m 12 years old and I love Shake it up. I’ve always wanted to be on Disney Channel but everyone around me says theres no way. Thanks for all of this information. Hopefully I will be able to attend a cattle call.
    Thanks again!

  34. alana

    hey, my name is Alana I’m 13 years old and I have a lot of experiance in acting. I would love to be part of the TV show. I am small, skinny and blond and I think I would be perfect in the show. Please reply to this comment if there is any way I can be considered.

  35. george

    hi, I am George. I am 12 years old and I’ve been in several plays. I really want to be part of the show.

  36. Zoe Nicewander

    My name is Zoe.
    hair color:red/straight
    age:14 [15 febuary 2nd]
    can play any part for a female actress…can learn to dance.
    im from chicago.
    i work great with others, dont talk back, listen great to directors.
    feel free to email me:)

  37. Regina

    Hey I’m Regina! I’m 15. And I have have been dancing all my life! 
    1. I went to a professional ballet school for 5 years, and it was a very basic and strong experience for my future dancing life.
    2. I did: gymnastics, ballroom dancing, modern dance, a little bit of National Ukrainian dance (because I live in Ukraine, but I’m moving to Ontario, Canada for years 2012-2013), I also dis acrobatics, a little of jazz-fank and a bit of break dance.
    3. Right now I am doing hip-hop, contemporary dance, and gymnastics( just for the stretching part). + I still dance ballet just for my personal fulfillment and joy.
    I have a good, sporty body shape.

    Even thought dance is everything that my life is about I also sing and learn to play piano + I took acting lessons for about a year..
    I am a very hard worker! It’s hard to find a young girl that will work as hard as I do. I do my best in everything. It will be very easy to shape something that you want to see from my skills and looks. I can prove that I am worth to be a part of Shake It Up Show. 
    Here is a bit about myself:
    -reddish brown hair (natural is brown)
    -hazel (more brown) eyes
    -weight 45 kg
    -height 159 cm
    -I speak 3 languages

    So, I am ready to work as hard as I’ll have to. Thanks a lot for giving us this chance! God bless! I hope and wait for your reply! 😉

  38. kiarah

    hi, I am 11 and I live in Michigan. I love ‘shake it up’. I’ve been talking about forever by the way I am kiarah.

  39. Hello my name is Bryanna.
    Weight:98 pounds
    Talent:Singing,Acting,and dancing.
    Be a big star for what I love to do.I would love to be a role model for little kids or even older kids.I am 11 years old going on 12 in Febuary.I would do anything in the wourld to be an actor or dancer.I love Bella and Zendaya.I know that there is a lot of girls and boys on this page who want this bad but propably not as bad as me.I am always talking about how when I am famouse this and that,but I know that all my dreams will come true.Please give me a try.I have sigened up for lots of auditions.Please give me a try THANKS!!!

  40. caje

    i love shake it up and i love to act i love zendaya and people say i look like her so it will be great for me.

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