Stephen "tWitch" Boss

Judge Bio

Stephen "tWitch" Boss is a "So You Think You Can Dance" all-star 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 4 of the popular Fox dance competition series "So You Think You Can Dance." Falling just short of making the Top 20 in Season 3, he came back the following year and earned the runner-up title. His memorable performance of "Mercy" (aka "The Door Dance"), alongside Katee Shean, was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. In 2010, Boss was invited back to the show for a special all-star Season 7, where he met fellow all-star dancer and his future wife, Allison Holker. Boss' hip-hop performance of "Outta Your Mind," with classically trained contestant Alex Wong, won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography. In the season finale, Ellen DeGeneres stepped in for an injured Wong, recreating the award-winning dance for a surprised audience.

Boss and DeGeneres' relationship led to their collaboration on her 2013 Oscar promo, directed by "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig and featuring 250 dancers. Currently, Boss is a recurring guest DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," serving as DeGeneres' sidekick.

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 "Step Up: All In" and "Step Up Revolution," the latest installments of the popular dance franchise.

Boss was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, where he mastered popping and ticking, a popular hip-hop style that resembles a twitch, earning him the nickname "tWitch." He serves on the board of directors for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, co-founded by Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe, which aims to support, improve and increase access to dance education for the underprivileged in the U.S.

Boss currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Allison, daughter, Weslie, and son, Maddox.

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