Stephen Boss is an Alabama-based freestyle hip-hop dancer, entertainer, and actor. He came in second place on the American show So You Think You Can Dance in 2008.
He has been a DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2014, and he has also worked as a co-executive producer and sometimes guest presenter. From 2017 through 2021, he was Ellen DeGeneres' announcer and sidekick on Ellen's Game of Games.
His nickname is tWitch, and he is well-known for it.
Stephen Boss: Who Is He?
Stephen Boss, often known as "tWitch," is a freestyle hip-hop dancer, choreographer, actor, producer, and TV personality who was born on September 29, 1982, in Montgomery, Alabama.
He got the moniker as a kid because he couldn't sit still. Boss studied Dance Performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama after graduating from Lee High School in 2000. He then moved on to Chapman University in Orange, California, to study dance.
Career & Net Worth
Stephen Boss first appeared on television in 2013, as a child dancer on the CBS talent competition show Star Search, where he placed second. Later that year, he advanced to the semifinals of MTV's short-lived dancing reality show The Wade Robson Project.
Boss auditioned for the third season of Fox's reality TV dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance in 2007, but was not selected for the top 20. The following season, Boss returned to the show and placed second in the finals. In the seventh, eighth, and ninth seasons of So You Think You Can Dance, he would appear as an "All-Star" dancer.
Choi Dong-Wook, alias Se7en, a South Korean pop/R&B singer, has choreographed for Boss. He's also hosted workshops and taught dancing classes all around the world.
The dancer joined The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a resident DJ in 2014, as well as serving as a co-executive producer and sometimes guest presenter. From 2017 through 2021, he was Ellen DeGeneres' announcer and sidekick on Ellen's Game of Games.
In addition, Boss has approximately 30 acting credits. Hairspray (2007), Step Up (2010), Step Up Revolution (2012), Step Up All (2014), Mike XXL (2015), and Ghostbusters (2016) are just a few of his notable roles.
During his first two seasons on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he was paid $500,000 per season. From the third season forward, his compensation was increased to $1 million each season.
He has a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which he has amassed through his broad profession as a dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer.
Stephen Married His Fellow Professional Dancer Allison Holker
When their mutual friend Ivan Koumaev introduced them to a party during season two of So You Think You Can Dance in 2006, Stephen Boss met Allison Holker for the first time. However, until they appeared as "All-Stars" on season seven of the show in 2010, the two did not form a bond.
They scarcely spoke to each other during the season, but in the end, they had developed a love bond. In a 2012 interview with Dance Spirit, Holker confessed that from the first week of So You Think You Can Dance as "All-Stars," she thought Boss was the cutest guy.
Allison also revealed that it was she that initiated contact with him.
"I didn't just make one move — I made, like, 10 moves and he wasn't seeing them, so I had to put myself out there even more," she said.
The All-Stars went to the Step Up 3D premiere together in August 2010, and Holker got Boss' number after dancing with him at the afterparty. After dancing the entire night together during a So You Think You Can Dance season seven wrap party, the two began conversing and eventually started dating.
Boss proposed to Holker when they were filming a commercial in 2013, and the couple married in 2014. They married on December 10, 2013, at Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, California, where he created So You Think You Can Dance.
Parents Of Three Children
Stephen Boss is the father of three children, two of whom are biological and one of whom is adoptive. When he married his wife in 2013, he formally adopted Weslie Fowler, her daughter from a previous relationship.
On March 27, 2016, the couple welcomed their son Maddox Laurel, and on November 6, 2019, they welcomed their daughter Zaia.