Stephen "tWitch" Boss

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Born
Stephen Laurel Boss

(1982-09-29) September 29, 1982 (age 38)
EducationSouthern Union State Community College
Chapman University
OccupationEntertainer
TelevisionSo You Think You Can Dance
Step Up Movies
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
Children3

Stephen Laurel "tWitch" Boss (born September 29, 1982) is an American freestyle hip hop dancer, choreographer, actor, television producer, and television personality. 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 cohost/sidekick. He is also featured in Ellen's Game of Games as a sidekick to DeGeneres. Since 2018, he and his wife Allison Holker have hosted Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings on the Freeform Network and Disney+.

Career[edit]

In 2003, Twitch was a semifinalist on MTV's The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on the television talent competition Star Search.

He has also choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer, Seven [1] and helped train other YG Entertainment artists like Big Bang.

In 2007, he was a "flamboyant dancer"(uncredited)[2] 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. 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.

On August 17, 2020, Ellen DeGeneres named Twitch a Co-Executive Producer of her daytime talk show.[3][4]

Twitch has been cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus, and will later star in the movie Ushers.[5] 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.[6]

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]

Disney’s Fairytale Weddings[edit]

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings is a documentary television series featuring couples and their Disney-themed weddings, airing on Disney's Freeform network and the Disney+ streaming service. The show provides a behind-the-scenes look at the weddings and engagements of couples that take place at Disney destinations including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and at Aulani in Hawaii. It is coordinated by the Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings brand.

On October 17, 2017, Freeform announced the production of a seven-episode series for Summer 2018 to be hosted by Twitch and his wife, Allison Holker. In November 2017, Freeform added a December 11, 2017 hour-long special, Disney’s Fair Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic as a part of its “25 Days of Christmas” event. The series premiered on June 11, 2018. The first season concluded on July 16, 2018.

Season 2 premiered on Disney+ on February 14, 2020.

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.[7] He also adopted Holker's daughter, Weslie Renae Boss. On March 27, 2016, Holker gave birth to their son, Maddox Laurel Boss.[8][9] On November 3, 2019, she gave birth to their daughter, Zaia Boss.[10]

Filmography[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://people.com/movies/stephen-twitch-boss-five-things-to-know-about-the-magic-mike-xxl-star/
  2. ^ Blades of Glory IMDb.
  3. ^ Donnelly, Matt (2020-08-17). "'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Elevates DJ tWitch to Co-Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2020-08-17). "'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Ousts Three Top Producers, Names DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Co-EP In Emotional Staff Meeting – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  5. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Lands Roles In Two Films | Daemon's Movies
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Marries Allison Holker: See Their Wedding Photo! by Allison Takeda in US Weekly published 11 December 2013
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Adams, Char (December 11, 2015). "It'll Be a Boy for Allison Holker and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss". People. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Best Mother's Day Ever! Baby on the Way for Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and Allison Holker". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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