Allison Holker (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Allison Renae Holker Boss (born February 6, 1988) is an American dancer. Holker is credited with a wide variety of work in film, television and concert tours. She is known from her appearances on the television dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, where she was a contestant in season 2 and an all-star in seasons 7 through 11.
Holker performed with Earth, Wind and Fire at the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Games in 2002, and in the Disney movies High School Musical and High School Musical 2. On television, she has been seen in various commercials and advanced to the Top 8 on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance, and danced in that season's SYTYCD nationwide tour. She performed with a show called "Ballroom with a Twist," choreographed by Louis Van Amstel, and appeared with American Idol's Clay Aiken in his PBS special "Tried and True". Holker was featured in the "Jar of Hearts" music video by Christina Perri. In September/October 2011 Holker was one of Demi Lovato's backup-dancers. Holker has taught at different dance conventions and workshops across the country, also branching out into choreography.
Holker was a backup-dancer on The X Factor USA working together with Brian Friedman. On April 30, 2013, she performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars with Stephen "tWitch" Boss. They danced to Crystallize, which was being performed live by Lindsey Stirling.
Dancing with the Stars
In August 2014, Holker was announced as one of the 12 professional dancers on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. She partnered with Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett. The couple was eliminated on Week 6, finishing in 9th place. On February 11, 2015, Holker was partnered with R5 singer and actor Riker Lynch in the show's 20th season. The couple made it to the finals and finished in second place. For season 21 she was paired with singer Andy Grammer. They were eliminated on Week 8 and finished in 7th place. She didn't appear in season 22 due to pregnancy.
Holker returned for season 23 and is partnered with singer Babyface.
With celebrity partner: Babyface; Season average: TBA
Foxtrot / "'Deed I Do"
Argentine Tango / "The X-Files"
Jive / "Great Gosh A'Mighty"
Circa 2008, Holker had a daughter, Weslie Renae, with an ex-fianc.
On December 10, 2013, Holker and fellow So You Think You Can Dance all-star, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, were married at Villa San-Juliette Winery in Paso Robles, California, owned by So You Think You Can Dance producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. On March 27, 2016, they had a son, Maddox Laurel.
2004, National Senior Performer of the Year from Company Dance
2005, National Senior Outstanding Dancing for New York City Dance Alliance
2007, National Senior Dancer of the Year
2013, Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography