"Missy, thank you so much for the opportunity to dance for you and now carve a path of my own," Alyson Stoner says

By Jeff Nelson
Updated February 13, 2015 01:20 PM
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She’s still working it.

Alyson Stoner, the little girl who appeared in iconic Missy Elliott videos like “Work It” more than 10 years ago is all grown up – and now she’s released a tribute video.

The clip features performances of “Work It,” “Gossip Folks” and “I’m Really Hot,” with the original dancers doing the original choreography.

At the end of the clip, Stoner, 21 (now an actress-singer-choreographer), gives a shout-out to the woman who got the ball rolling for her: “Missy, thank you so much for the opportunity to dance for you and now carve a path of my own.”

Elliott got social media buzzing when she dropped in for a comeback performance during Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1.

As for Stoner’s favorite memory from working with Elliott?

“To this day, I remember vividly Missy Elliott, Ludacris, and my grandma riding in a golf cart to set. My grandma went back to Ohio and told her bowling friends, ‘Guess what? I was riding to set with Missy and Ridiculous!’ ” she told BuzzFeed.

Stoner, of course, has been a star in her own right for a while: She was a Disney Channel mainstay and appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen, Camp Rock, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Step Up All In.