Ruby Rose Turner Leaps Into Disney Channel's 'Coop & Cami Ask the World'
Updated: May 18
Ruby Rose Turner is well-known to dance audiences from her appearances on Dancing with the Stars, but her audience is about to get even bigger on Friday. 13-year-old Ruby is starring in Disney Channel's new show, Coop & Cami Ask the World.
More: Eva Igo Knows Exactly Why She Returned To ‘World Of Dance’ The show revolves around two tech-savvy siblings and Insta-famous with their online channel, Would You Wrather. They poll their internet audience to help them make all of their decisions, which leads to rather crazy and hilarious scenarios. Ruby gave Dance Dish the rundown on what it's like to play Cami and how she's different from her in real life. "I think she's really funny. She's very driven and I think I can relate to her like that," Ruby explained. "She's cool and confident. I think she's much cooler than me sometimes because I am such a dork sometimes." The big question is if viewers will see some of Ruby's dance abilities on the show. The audience is going to be waiting with anticipation for that to happen. More: How NappyTabs Created A Magical Opening Number For Disney "Yeah, you might! Ruby is a dancer, maybe Cami's a dancer," she teased. "You are definitely going to see some of her skills on the show. I am excited for her embrace her dancing background." Even if TV viewers don't see that dancing on-screen, they are seeing it off-screen. Ruby and her castmates are regularly sharing dance videos to her 1.4. million Instagram followers. "My co-stars and I always have dance breaks in our dressing rooms, so I turn on a song, record it and post it on my social media for everyone to see. We make up dances all of the time. My jam right now is a throwback song, 'Hit the Lights' by Selena Gomez." More: Emilia McCarthy Is Fired Up About Her Role In Disney Channel’s Movie Musical, ‘Zombies' Starring on a Disney Channel show is right in Ruby's wheelhouse because the channel has a long history of promoting dance shows. Her personal throwback favorite is Shake It Up, which starred Zendaya and Bella Thorne from 2010-2013. "Shake It Up was the coolest. I would come home from dance classes and watch the show. I would learn every single dance they would do. I would make my mom record me," Ruby laughed. "It made me want to perform even more than I already wanted to. That was a great creative outlet for me." Ruby is also a veteran of performing on Dancing with the Stars. She has performed twice on the show — once in 2014 promoting the film, Annie, and again in 2017 in Unsteady, a piece choreographed by Derek and Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez.
"I was so honored to be a part of that, it was an emotional piece. Derek, Julianne and Tessandra were so passionate about it. It was about their parent's divorce, so playing the young Julianne — I wanted to make sure I honored their story. I was also happy to be back since I had done Annie with Quvenzhané Wallis on the show before." The big highlight of dancing in the Annie piece was working with choreographer Mandy Moore. "I was just starting to get into dance, so being around so many great dancers with Mandy Moore, it was really cool," she exclaimed. "For that to be my start was awesome!" If ABC is considering Season 2 of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, sign Ruby up. She's ready to do the show either as a contestant or as a junior pro after cheering on her friend, Mackenzie Ziegler, this summer. "Yes, that is my next goal" she summed up. "Let's put it out there!"