Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker will hit the dance floor tonight on Dancing With The Stars, sharing a performance with their fans – live! Allison has been a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars in the past, but tWitch isn’t known on the show in the same way.
Fans may recognize him from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he has been working as her personal DJ for years. He has worked for her since 2012 and continues to play music during the show, including when Ellen has her signature dance entrance.
Even though Stephen may best be known for his DJ work, he’s actually a dancer himself. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He got his nickname, as a child, from popping and ticking, when he couldn’t sit still – hence twitch.
That’s also how he’s known on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. After graduating from high school in Alabama in 2000, he studied Dance Performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama and Chapman University.
Three years later, he was a semifinalist on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and ended up as a runner-up on Star Search that same year. In 2005, he appeared on So You Think You Can Dance but didn’t make it to the top 20.
A year later, he returned, determined to do better. He was a runner-up in the finals and ended up touring with the top 10 finalists. He appeared on All-Stars for the show in 2010, where he met Allison Holker.
Stephen “tWitch” Boss also has an impressive resume when it comes to television. He’s made appearances on Young & Hungry, Modern Family, Famous in Love, Magic Mike XXL, Drop Dead Diva, Touch, Bones, Step Up 3D, Hairspray from 2007, and Blades of Glory to mention a few.
In his spare time, he’s a comic book fan, especially the Superman comics. He created a clothing line called tWitch Boss Clothing, where he only offered t-shirts with the T within the Superman symbol. The clothing line would later evolve.
Boss performs with the dance groups Breed OCLA, and Chill Factor Crew.
As for his personal relationship, he and Allison didn’t really talk while they performed on So You Think You Can Dance. After the season wrapped, they revealed they had feelings for one another and continued to grow their relationship away from the public eye.
tWitch proposed to Allison while filming a commercial together in 2013. They got married later in 2013, having the ceremony at Nigel Lythgoe’s Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, California. Allison has a daughter from a previous relationship, Weslie, and together, they have a son named Maddox Laurel, who was born in 2016.
Tune in tonight to see how Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker’s performance goes.
Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.