Stephen-Boss
Stephen Boss | Biography

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  • Full Name Stephen "tWitch" Boss
  • Nationality American
  • Occupation Actor, Dancer, DJ
  • Birth Date Sep 29, 1982
  • Age 40 Years, 0 Months
  • Birthplace Montgomery, Alabama, USA
  • Wife Allison Holker
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wedding Date 10 December 2013
  • Education Graduated
  • University Southern Union State Community College
American Dancer & Runner-up on the Season Four of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Stephen Boss | Biography

Famous for his appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

In 2014, the dancer joined 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' as the residence DJ and served as a co-executive producer and occasional guest host of the show. He also served as Ellen DeGeneres' announcer and sidekick on Ellen's Game of Games from 2017 to 2021. His salary was $500,000 per season during his first two seasons on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' His salary was raised to $1 million per season from the third season.


Stephen "tWitch" Boss is a popular American dancer and actor famous for being the runner-up on season four of So You Think You Can Dance and playing Jason in several Step Up films.

Who is Stephen Boss?

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, on 29 September 1982, Stephen Boss, nicknamed "tWitch" is a freestyle hip-hop dancer, choreographer, actor, producer, and TV personality. 

He earned the nickname as a child because he could never sit still. After graduating from Lee High School in 2000, Boss studied Dance Performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. Then, he went on to study dance at Chapman University in Orange, California. 

Boss made his television debut in 2013, competing as a young dancer on the CBS talent competition show Star Search, where he became a runner-up. He went on to become a semifinalist on MTV's short-lived dance reality show The Wade Robson Project later that year. 

In 2007, Boss auditioned for the third season of Fox's reality TV dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance, where he did not make the top 20. Boss returned the show for the next season and finished as a runner-up in the finals. He would later appear as an "All-Star" dancer in the seventh, eighth, and ninth seasons of So You Think You Can Dance

Boss has choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer Choi Dong-wook, alias Se7en. He has also taught dance classes and held workshops across the world.

In 2014, the dancer joined The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the residence DJ and served as a co-executive producer and occasional guest host of the show. He also served as Ellen DeGeneres' announcer and sidekick on Ellen's Game of Games from 2017 to 2021.

Furthermore, Boss has nearly 30 credits as an actor. He notably appeared in films like Hairspray (2007), Step Up (2010), Step Up Revolution (2012), Step Up All (2014), Mike XXL (2015), and Ghostbusters (2016).

His Wife, Fellow Professional Dancer Allison Holker, Made The First Move For Their Relationship

Boss met Allison Holker for the first time during season two of So You Think You Can Dance in 2006 when their mutual friend Ivan Koumaev invited them to a party. However, the two did not build a connection until they appeared as "All-Stars" on season seven of the show in 2010. 

They barely spoke to each other the entire season, but they began a romantic relationship at the end of the season. Holker admitted in an interview with Dance Spirit in 2012 that she believed Boss was the cutest guy from the first week of So You Think You Can Dance as "All-Stars." 

She also shared that she was the one who made moves to connect 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.

In August 2010, the All-Stars attended the Step Up 3D premiere together, where Holker snagged Boss' number after dancing with him at the afterparty. The two then began talking with each other and finally started dating after dancing the entire night together during a So You Think You Can Dance season seven wrap party.

The pair eventually got engaged in 2013, when Boss proposed to Holker while they were filming a commercial. They ultimately married on 10 December 2013 at So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, California.

Stephen Boss with his wife and children
Stephen "tWitch" Boss with his wife and three children in 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

Father of Three Kids

Boss has three children, two biological and one adopted. He legally adopted Weslie Fowler, his wife's daughter, from her previous relationship when he married his wife in 2013. 

Later, the couple welcomed their son Maddox Laurel on 27 March 2016, and their daughter Zaia, on 6 November 2019. 

What is tWitch's Salary on 'The Ellen Show'?

His salary was $500,000 per season during his first two seasons on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. His salary was raised to $1 million per season from the third season.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $5 million, which he accumulated through his diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer. 

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