Stephen "tWitch" Boss

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Stephen Laurel Boss

(1982-09-29) September 29, 1982 (age 37)
EducationSouthern Union State Community College
Chapman University
TelevisionSo You Think You Can Dance
Dancing with the Stars
Step Up Movies
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Allison Holker (m. 2013)

Stephen Laurel "tWitch" Boss (born September 29, 1982) is a freestyle hip hop dancer, choreographer, entertainer, actor, television producer and television personality 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, Twitch was a semifinalist on MTV's The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on the television talent competition Star Search.

In 2007 he was a "flamboyant dancer"(uncredited)[citation needed] in Blades of Glory and a Maybelle's Store Dancer in Hairspray.

After competing in So You Think You Can Dance, Twitch 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, Twitch 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.

Twitch has been cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus, and will later star in the movie Ushers.[1] He is managed by Nelson Diaz.

Twitch is a member of the dance troupes "Breed OCLA" and "Chill Factor Crew".

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

Twitch first auditioned in 2007 for Season 3 but was not selected to be in the Top Twenty.

Twitch 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, Twitch 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.[2]

In season 5, Twitch 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.

Twitch 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.

Twitch was the Team Captain for "Team Street" in Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance. Twitch has an apparel line, Twitch Clothing.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On December 10, 2013, Twitch and fellow SYTYCD alum Allison Holker married at Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, California.[3] He also adopted Holker's daughter, Weslie Renae Boss. On March 27, 2016, Holker gave birth to their son, Maddox Laurel Boss.[4][5] The couple recently gave birth to their third child, a baby girl, Zaia Boss.[6]


Films and TV series
Year Title Role Notes
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
2010 Bones Russell Leonard
2011 Touch The Beastmaster
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
Web series



  1. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Lands Roles In Two Films | Daemon's Movies
  2. ^ "61st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Mercy by Mia Michaels, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Marries Allison Holker: See Their Wedding Photo! by Allison Takeda in US Weekly published 11 December 2013
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Adams, Char (December 11, 2015). "It'll Be a Boy for Allison Holker and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss". People. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Best Mother's Day Ever! Baby on the Way for Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and Allison Holker". Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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