Allison Holker

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Allison Holker
Born Allison Renae Holker
(1988-02-06) February 6, 1988 (age 26)
Orem, Utah, United States
Occupation Dancer, Actress

Allison Renae Holker (born February 6, 1988) is an American dancer. Holker is credited with a wide variety of work in film, television and concert tours. She is most famously known from her appearances on the TV Show So You Think You Can Dance, where she was a contestant in season 2 and an all-star in seasons 7 through 11.

Early life and education[edit]

Holker was born in Minnesota and grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Timpanogos High School in June 2006. She began formal dance training at "The Dance Club" studio in Orem, Utah when she was four years old and began teaching at the same studio when she was 16. She was recognized for her dance talents by winning various awards.

Career[edit]

Holker went on to perform with Earth, Wind and Fire at the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Games in 2002, and in the Disney movies High School Musical and High School Musical 2. On television, she has been seen in various commercials and advanced to the Top 8 on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance, and danced in that season's SYTYCD nationwide tour. She performed with a show called "Ballroom with a Twist," choreographed by Louis Van Amstel, and toured with American Idol's Clay Aiken. Holker was featured in the "Jar of Hearts" music video by Christina Perri. In September/October 2011 Holker was one of Demi Lovato's backup-dancers. Holker has taught at different dance conventions and workshops across the country, also branching out into choreography.[1] Holker was a backup-dancer on The X Factor USA working together with Brian Friedman. On April 30, 2013, she performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars with Stephen "tWitch" Boss. They danced to Crystallize, which was being performed live by Lindsey Stirling.[2]

In August, 2014, it was announced that Holker would be one of the 13 professional dancers on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars.[3] She partnered with Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett.[4] The couple was eliminated on Week 6, finishing in 9th place.

Season Partner Place Average
19 Jonathan Bennett 9th 28.7

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

With celebrity partner: Jonathan Bennett; Season average:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "Dance with Me Tonight" 8 7 7 8 Safe
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Sing" 7 7 8 8 Safe
3 Tango / "Back to Black" 8 81 8 8 Last to be called safe
4 Samba / "Milkshake" 6 62 6 6 Safe
53 Jitterbug / "Rock This Town" 6 64 6 6 No Elimination
6 Jazz / "Back in Time" 8 85 8 8 Eliminated

1Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.

2The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.

3This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Bennett performed with Peta Murgatroyd instead of Holker. Holker performed with Antonio Sabàto, Jr.

4Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.

5Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2008, she gave birth to a daughter, Weslie Fowler.

On January 20, 2013, it was announced that Holker and fellow So You Think You Can Dance all-star, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, were engaged. They had been dating for approximately 2 and a half years.

On December 10, 2013 she and Stephen "tWitch" Boss were married at Villa San-Juliette Winery in Paso Robles, CA, owned by 'So You Think You Can Dance' producer and judge, Nigel Lythgoe.

Awards[edit]

  • 2004, National Senior Performer of the Year from Company Dance
  • 2005, National Senior Outstanding Dancing for New York City Dance Alliance
  • 2007, National Senior Dancer of the Year
  • 2013, Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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