Stephen "tWitch" Boss

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss
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Stephen Boss. Photo by Kelly Kriesel
Born Stephen Boss
Education Southern Union State Community College
Chapman University
Occupation Dancer
Television So You Think You Can Dance
Dancing with the Stars
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Spouse(s) Allison Holker (m. 2013)
Children 2

Stephen Laurel "tWitch" Boss is a freestyle hip-hop dancer, entertainer and actor from Montgomery, Alabama.


In 2003, Boss 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, 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, Se7en.

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.

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,[1] and will later star in the movie Ushers.[2] 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[edit]

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.[3]

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.

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

Personal life[edit]

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.[4] He became stepfather to Holker's daughter, Weslie. On March 27, 2016, Holker gave birth to their son, Maddox Laurel.[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Love Episode 6
2015 Magic Mike XXL Malik
2015 Bound & Babysitting (TV Movie) Ethan
2015 So You Think You Can Dance Himself Team Captain, Team Street
2014 Step Up: All In Jason
2013 Dancing with the Stars Himself
2013 So You Think You Can Dance Himself All Star
2012 Drop Dead Diva Billy Donaldson season Season 6 episode 2: Soulmates
2012 Step Up Revolution Jason
2012 So You Think You Can Dance Himself All Star
2011 Touch The Beastmaster
2011 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers: The Secrets of the Ra Dr E
2011 So You Think You Can Dance Himself All Star
2010 Bones Russell Leonard credited as Stephen Boss
2010 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers LXD Trainer
2010 Step Up 3D Jason
2008 So You Think You Can Dance Himself Runner Up
2007 Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming Taz 2007
2007 Hairspray Maybelle's Store Dancer Boss can be seen in the dance number at the platter party and in "You Can't Stop the Beat"
2007 Blades of Glory Flamboyant Dancer Uncredited



  1. ^ "Perfectus". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Lands Roles In Two Films | Daemon's Movies
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Stephen "tWitch" Boss Marries Allison Holker: See Their Wedding Photo! by Allison Takeda in US Weekly published 11 December 2013
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Adams, Char (December 11, 2015). "It'll Be a Boy for Allison Holker and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss". People. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 

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