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Allison Holker


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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.

Career

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.

Season Partner Place
19 Jonathan Bennett 9th
20 Riker Lynch 2nd
21 Andy Grammer 7th
23 Babyface TBD

Dancing with the Stars performances

With celebrity partner: Jonathan Bennett; Season average: 28.7

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "Dance with Me Tonight" 8 7 7 8 Safe
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Sing" 7 7 8 8 Safe
3 Tango / "Back to Black" 8 81 8 8 Last to be called safe
4 Samba / "Milkshake" 6 62 6 6 Safe
53 Jitterbug / "Rock This Town" 6 64 6 6 No Elimination
6 Jazz / "Back in Time" 8 85 8 8 Eliminated
1Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.

2The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.

3This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Bennett performed with Peta Murgatroyd instead of Holker. Holker performed with Antonio Sabto, Jr.

4Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.

5Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

With celebrity partner: Riker Lynch; Season average: 37.3

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "What I Like About You" 8 7 8 8 Safe
2 Foxtrot / "Sugar" 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Salsa / "Limbo" 9 7 9 9 Safe
4 Tango / "Shut Up and Dance" 8 8 9 9 Last to be called safe
5 Paso Doble / "He's a Pirate" 10 9 9 10 Safe
6 Samba / "Want to Want Me"
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
10
10
8
9
9
10
10
10
Safe
7 Quickstep / "Wiggle"
Salsa Dance-Off / "Temperature"
9
No
10
Extra
9
Points
9
Awarded
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz / "What Now"
Jazz (Trio Challenge) / "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)"
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
Last to be called safe
9
Semi-finals
Contemporary / "Work Song"
Argentine Tango / "Fr Elise"
10
10
10
10
10
-
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Paso Doble / "He's a Pirate"
Freestyle / "I Won't Dance (Step Up 3D Remix)"
Salsa & Quickstep Fusion / "Classic"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Runner-up
With celebrity partner: Andy Grammer; Season average: 23.88

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Marvin Gaye" 7 7 7 No Elimination
2 Jive / "Only the Good Die Young"
Contemporary / "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
7
8
7
8
7
7
Safe
3 Quickstep / "Bandstand Boogie" 7 71/8 7 Last to be called safe
4 Cha-cha-cha / "Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)" 7 8 8 Safe
52 Argentine Tango / "Can't Feel My Face" 9 9/93 9 No Elimination
6 Jazz / "Good Morning" 10 10/104 10 Safe
7 Paso Doble / "The Beautiful People"
Team Freestyle / "This Is Halloween"
9
10
9
10
8
10
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz / "Isn't She Lovely"
Samba Dance-Off / "Lean On"
8
Awarded
7
2
7
Points
Eliminated
1 Score given by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro.

2 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Grammer performed with Sharna Burgess instead of Holker. Holker performed with Hayes Grier.

3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

4 Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John.

With celebrity partner: Babyface; Season average: TBA

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "'Deed I Do" 7 6 6 7 No Elimination
2 Argentine Tango / "The X-Files" 8 7 7 8 Safe
3 Jive / "Great Gosh A'Mighty" 7 6 6 6 Safe

Personal life

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.

Awards

  • 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


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