A six-year-old girl from the Black Country whose break-dancing skills made her a worldwide sensation is the new star of a video for supermarket giants Sainsbury’s.
B-Girl Terra from Fallings Park in Wolverhampton stunned the world when a YouTube video of her performing in an international dance contest in Paris attracted 5.3 million views.
The footage was posted within 24 hours of the event and showed the tracksuit-clad, beanie hat-wearing youngster bring the crowd to its feet with moves rivalling trained professionals.
Her fame brought her to the attention of US talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres who flew B-Girl Terra and her nine-year-old sister – who performs under the name of ‘Eddie’ – to perform on the show.
B-Girl Terra has now been snapped up by Sainsbury’s as part of their ‘Back Tu School’ range.
In the two-minute video B-Girl Terra is seen running to a playground to take part in a dance-off battle with fellow pupils.
Sporting bunches and a red school uniform jumper B-Girl Terra waits patiently for her turn on the mat before snapping into the moves that has made her famous.
As her classmates stand back and applaud her efforts B-Girl Terra dons her beanie, twists and turns before spinning on her head with precision. Her routine is only ended when the bell sounds and she dusts herself down and sprints back to lesson.
Watch B-Girl Terra teach E&S Video journalist Nicky Butler her moves when they met earlier this year
Sainsbury’s said they chose a breakdancing theme to show off the durability of their new clothing line.
It marks a rapid rise for the youngster who only six months ago was seen as a typical Wolverhampton school girl. Her parents Jennifer and Dean said at the age of nine months she could walk and by the age of two she was jumping off the sofa to do handstands.
B-Girl Terra told the Express & Star she finds performing ‘nice’ and she doesn’t get nervous.