Stephen “tWitch” Boss is a “So You Think You Can Dance” all-star, judge and fan favorite who continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents.
Boss originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on season four of the popular Fox dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance.” Falling just short of making the Top 20 in season three, he came back the following year and earned the runner-up title. In 2010, Boss was invited back to the show for a special all-star season seven where he met fellow all-star dancer and his future wife, Allison Holker. Boss’ hip-hop performance of “Get Outta Yo Mind,” (choreographed by NappyTabs) with classically trained contestant Alex Wong, won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography. In the season finale, Ellen DeGeneres stepped in for an injured Wong to recreate the award-winning dance for a surprised audience.
Boss and DeGeneres’ relationship led to his reoccurring role as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He has even hosted his own digital series on Ellentube called “tWitch Please … Help Me Dance!”
Boss has also been working with Holker as the hosts of FreeForm’s “Disney Fairytale Weddings.”
In film, Boss starred alongside Channing Tatum in the blockbuster hit “Magic Mike XXL” as the new guy in the dance crew. He also starred in three of the “Step Up” films as Jason.
Boss was born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., where he practiced “popping,” a popular funk style that resembles a twitch, earning him the nickname. He serves on the board of directors for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, founded by Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe, which aims to support, improve and increase access to dance education for the underprivileged in the United States. Boss and Holker are also advocates for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Boss currently resides in Los Angeles with his Holker, daughter Weslie and son Maddox.