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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Have you ever seen Grover and Cookie Monster dance hip-hop? Stephen Boss did, and it changed his life. Stephen "tWitch" Boss is a freestyle hip-hop dancer. When he was five years old he was treated to a performance of Sesame Street Live. During the show Grover and Cookie Monster came onto the stage and performed a hip-hop routine. Stephen was entranced. On returning home from the show, he immediately ran up to his room and began pretending he was dancing with the characters. And thus began a life-long love affair with dancing. Stephen became so passionate about dancing that he literally never stopped. He would dance through the store while shopping with his mom. He would dance around the house and at school. Little Stephen loved expressing himself through dance so much that he would often be seen "popping" and "ticking" while at church and at dinner. To an untrained eye, these impromptu dance sessions looked like Stephen was simply twitching, so his friends and family began referring to him simply as "Twitch". The name fit so well with Stephen's unique style that it stuck. Twitch continues to dance everywhere and has taken his abilities to TV, the movies, and teaching. He has appeared on Fox's hit series Bones and as a dancer in the popular movie Hairspray. He has appeared on several dance competitions and was runner up on Star Search, third place on MTV's The Wade Robson Project, as well as runner up on the smash TV competition So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). Since appearing on SYTYCD, Twitch has gone on to be nominated for an Emmy for his dance "Mercy" that he performed with fellow SYTYCD star Katee Shean. He has also performed in the movies Step Up 3D and Step Up Revolution, and will soon star in the short film, Prized. Twitch is an avid comic book fan, most partial to the Superman series. In fact, he has a Jack Russell mix that he named Krypto. He currently performs with both Breed OCLA and Chill Factor Crew; and even finds time to lend a hand at the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit charity that provides dance education to underprivileged youth and gives them opportunities to express themselves through dance. His time at the Dizzy Feet Foundation helped him realize another passion - teaching. He says, "that's actually been one of the most rewarding things as far as dance goes...I want to help kids understand hip-hop and why hip-hop is the way that it is." Kids who are lucky enough to have Twitch as their teacher will not only get lessons in dance, but also lessons in how to be an upstanding person and professional entertainer.

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