The Brief: Jalaiah Harmon is a 14-year old TikToker and classically trained dancer. She created the original version of the popular "Renegade" dance.


Jalaiah Harmon is the creator of arguably the most popular dance on TikTok: the Renegade. The 14-year old’s dance to K Camp’s “Lottery” became widespread across the internet, with celebrities and social media influencers all attempting it.


Lets see you do it ! 🔥🔥❤️

♬ renegade mashup – lorddroman

The dance was then adopted by other TikToker’s whose accounts and notoriety grew tremendously from the fun dance. Controversy ensued after many realized Harmon was not receiving credit for the viral challenge. Harmon’s name was eventually credited for the dance and her story was covered in a Feb. 13 issue of The New York Times.

A week later, Harmon appeared on The Ellen Show and performed the “Renegade” with tWitch, (Stephen Laurel Boss), a DJ and dancer who appears often on the show.

She received her own feature in Teen Vogue on April 15.

As of recent, she was tapped by Warner Bros. Studios to create the official TikTok dance to promote the studio’s SCOOB movie with the cast. The campaign can be viewed in TikTok under the hashtag #ScoobDance.


Who’s ready to ‘Doo’ the #ScoobDance with me? Go ahead and learn it just in time to watch @scoobmovie at home on May 15! #SCOOB #WBSponsored

♬ Slide to the Left (feat. Lil SCOOB) – Mystery Gang