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Stephen “tWitch” Boss

The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ., Dancer, Choreographer & Actor, Mentor on "So You Think You Can Dance"

“So You Think You Can Dance” Mentor/All-Star and favorite Stephen “tWitch” Boss continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ. He appeared in Young & Hungry in 2018. He was in “Famous in Love” in 2017. In 2016, he appeared in Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’ an…

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“So You Think You Can Dance” Mentor/All-Star and favorite Stephen “tWitch” Boss continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ.

He appeared in Young & Hungry in 2018. He was in “Famous in Love” in 2017. In 2016, he appeared in Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’ an online web series. He had a role in the second installment in the Magic Mike franchise, “Magic Mike XXL”, in the role of ‘Malik’. He starred for the 3rd time as Jason in the popular “Step Up” dance films, with the release of “Step Up: All In” (previously in “Step Up Revolution” & “Step Up 3D” ). Along with his work in feature films, he continues his run as Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite guest DJs on her hit talk show, “Ellen.” Their relationship lead to the collaboration of him co-choreographing her 2013 Oscar promo (along with his now wife Allison Holker), directed by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig & featuring 250 dancers.

Boss originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on the Season 4 of the popular Fox dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance,” where he captivated audiences with his impressive dancing skills and unmatched charisma. Just short of making the Top 20 in Season 3, he came back in the next year and was redeemed with a spot on the show and the runner-up title. His memorable performance in “Mercy” aka “The Door Dance” alongside Katee Sheen was nominated for a 2009 Emmy award for Best Choreography.

In 2010, Boss was invited back to “So You Think You Can Dance” for a special All–Star Season 7. This season would prove to be a very important year in his career and life, as he met fellow All-Star dancer Allison Holker. She is now his wife, and they just recently welcomed their first baby together, Maddox Laurel, into the world on March 27th, 2016. Also that season, his hip hop performance of “Get Outta Yo Mind” with classically trained contestant Alex Wong won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography. In the season finale, Boss’ longtime supporter, TV personality Ellen DeGeneres stepped in for an injured Wong to recreate the award-winning dance for the surprised audience. Boss has continued to dance, choreograph & even judge on subsequent seasons.

Boss was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where as a child he was always seen dancing. At times when he wasn’t allowed to dance, like at school or church, he would resort to “popping and ticking” (a popular hip-hop style of dance) that resembles a twitch to most. That was how he earned the nickname “tWitch.”

In 2003, Boss saw an opportunity that he couldn’t resist. MTV was casting for a new dance show, “The Wade Robson Project,” and he decided to pursue his dream and took his passion for dance to Los Angeles. His entertaining freestyles nabbed him a semifinalist spot and later that year, Boss went on to compete in the popular talent competition television show “Star Search” where he was runner-up. Throughout this time, he attended Chapman University where he continued to study dance.

Boss also co-starred in “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming” & the critically acclaimed short “3 Minutes” (www.3minutes-film.com) with Harry Shum, Jr. He has also guest-starred on hit TV series such as “Drop Dead Diva,” “Bones” & “Touch.”

Boss continues to be on The Board of Directors for The Dizzy Feet Foundation that aims to support, improve, and increase access to dance education for the underprivileged in the United States and is the first dancer to be a Gatorade-endorsed athlete. He is also a newlywed, marrying Emmy-nominated choreographer & dancer Allison Holker on “So You Think You Can Dance” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe’s vineyard in December of 2014.

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