Stephen "tWitch" Boss
|Stephen "tWitch" Boss|
|Born||Stephen Laurel Boss
September 29, 1982
|Education||Southern Union State Community College
|Television||The Ellen DeGeneres Show|
|Spouse(s)||Allison Holker (m. 2013)|
Stephen Laurel "tWitch" Boss is a freestyle hip-hop dancer, entertainer and actor from Montgomery, Alabama. In 2008, he was the runner-up in the American So You Think You Can Dance. Since 2014, he has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ. He is also featured in Ellen's Game of Games as a sidekick to DeGeneres.
In 2003, Boss was a semifinalist on MTV's The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on the television talent competition Star Search.
After competing in So You Think You Can Dance, Boss went on to teach at South County Classical Ballet with fellow finalist Katee Shean. He has also choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer, Seven. On April 30, 2013, he and Allison Holker performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars. They danced to Crystallize, which was being performed live by Lindsey Stirling.
Since April 1, 2014, Boss has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest DJ. and on October 1, 2014 he announced he had been cast for Magic Mike XXL.
Boss has been cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus, and will later star in the movie Ushers. He is managed by Nelson Diaz.
Boss is a member of the dance troupes "Breed OCLA" and "Chill Factor Crew".
So You Think You Can Dance
Boss first auditioned in 2007 for Season 3 but was not selected to be in the Top Twenty.
Boss returned to audition again in Season 4 in 2008, where he was not only selected to compete in the Top Twenty, but placed runner up in the competition after fellow Hip-hop dancer Joshua Allen. During Season 4, Boss danced with fellow contestant Katee Shean to a Contemporary piece choreographed by Mia Michaels. The dance was nominated for an Emmy for Choreography in the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
In season 5, Boss returned to So You Think You Can Dance with fellow season 4 contestant Katee Shean to perform their Emmy-nominated piece "Mercy", choreographed by Mia Michaels. He was one of the 11 "All Stars" for season 7.
Boss served as a frequent All Star in Seasons 7, 8 and Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, performing many memorable routines, including the hip hop number "Outta Your Mind" with ballet dancer Alex Wong, which was then reprised by comedian Ellen DeGeneres in Season 7's finale.
On December 10, 2013, Boss and fellow SYTYCD alum Allison Holker married at Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, Calif. He became father to Holker's daughter, Weslie. On March 27, 2016, Holker gave birth to their son, Maddox Laurel.
- Films and TV series
|2007||Blades of Glory||Flamboyant Dancer||Uncredited|
|2007||Hairspray||Maybelle's Store Dancer||Role in the dance number
at the platter party and in "You Can't Stop the Beat"
|2010||Stomp the Yard: Homecoming||Taz|
|2010||Step Up 3D||Jason Hardlerson|
|2012||Step Up Revolution||Jason Hardlerson|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Billy Donaldson||TV series, Season 6 episode 2: "Soulmates"|
|2014||Step Up: All In||Jason Hardlerson|
|2015||Bound & Babysitting||Ethan||TV film|
|2015||Magic Mike XXL||Malik|
- TV shows
- 2008: So You Think You Can Dance, season 4, runner-up
- 2011: So You Think You Can Dance, season 7, All Star
- 2012: So You Think You Can Dance, season 8, All Star
- 2013: So You Think You Can Dance, season 9, All Star
- 2013: Dancing with the Stars, season 12
- 2015: So You Think You Can Dance, season 12, Team Captain, Team Street
- 2014-2018: Ellen DeGeneres Show Season 11 - 15, Show DJ
- 2017: "Famous in Love"
- 2017-2018: "Ellen's Game of Games"
- Web series
- 2010: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers as LXD Trainer, Teacher, Student
- 2011: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers: The Secrets of the Ra as Dr E
- 2016: Love, episode 6
- Runner Up, Star Search, 2003
- 3rd Place, MTV's The Wade Robson Project, 2003
- Runner Up, Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, 2008
- Stephen "tWitch" Boss Lands Roles In Two Films | Daemon's Movies
- "61st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Mercy by Mia Michaels, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- Stephen "tWitch" Boss Marries Allison Holker: See Their Wedding Photo! by Allison Takeda in US Weekly published 11 December 2013
- Vulpo, Mike (October 5, 2015). "Allison Holker Is Pregnant! Dancing With the Stars Professional Dancer Expecting a Baby With tWitch". E! News. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- Adams, Char (December 11, 2015). "It'll Be a Boy for Allison Holker and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss". People. Retrieved December 20, 2015.