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Allison Holker
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date 6 February 1988 (1988-02-06) (age 32)
Hometown Minnesota

Partner(s) 19: Jonathan Bennett (9th)
20: Riker Lynch (2nd)
21: Andy Grammer (7th)
23: Babyface (11th)

Allison Renae Holker Boss was a professional dancer from Dancing with the Stars.

Biography

Originally retrieved from abc.com
Allison Holker is an Emmy-nominated dancer and choreographer. Holker was nominated with Derek Hough for a 2013 Outstanding Choreography Emmy® award for their work in Dancing with the Stars. She was also a featured dancer in two of the other nominated pieces that year. Along with her fellow Emmy®-nominated choreographers, Holker prepared a piece that was performed to rave reviews at the Primetime Emmy® Awards with Neil Patrick Harris.

Holker began her dance training at the age of nine when she enrolled as a student at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah. While there, she specialized in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap, and performed in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. She has won numerous dance titles including her first National competition in Co DANCE in 2004 and as the National Senior Outstanding Dancer at the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005.

Holker first burst onto the scene when she competed in Season Two of So You Think You Can Dance. Her skill and popularity led to an invitation to return as an All-Star in Season Seven, where she met fellow dancer Stephen "tWitch" Boss. They were married in December 2013.

When not filming or traveling around the country teaching dance, she is working on her dancewear line, Creative Kin. Holker makes her home in Los Angeles with her daughter, son, and husband. They also collaborated as choreographers for Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars® promo directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig, featuring 250 dancers.

Dancing with the Stars 19

In Season 19, Allison was partnered with Jonathan Bennett. They placed 9th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores 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

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
2 The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman, with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
3 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Bennett performed with Peta Murgatroyd instead of Holker. Holker performed with Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
5 Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars 20

In Season 20, Allison was partnered with Riker Lynch. They placed 2nd.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "What I Like About You" 8 7 8 8 No elimination
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 / "Für Elise"
10
10
10
10
10
-
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Paso Doble / "He's a Pirate"
Freestyle / "I Won't Dance"
Salsa & Quickstep (Fusion) / "Classic"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Runner-up

Dancing with the Stars 21

In Season 21, Allison was partnered with Andy Grammer in place of Grammer's original partner, Peta Murgatroyd. They placed 7th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores 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
two
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.

Dancing with the Stars 23

In Season 23, Allison was partnered with Babyface. They placed 11th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores 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
4 Tango / "Come Together" 6 No score given 6 6 Eliminated

Trivia

  • Prior to making her professional debut in Dancing with the Stars 19, Allison previously appeared in Season 16 whilst dancing with her husband to the song "Crystallize" performed live by Lindsey Stirling.
  • Allison originally competed in Season Two of So You Think You Can Dance. She was later invited for the all-stars season and has appeared in every season since then.
  • She has a daughter, Weslie, from a previous relationship.
  • Allison is married to Stephen "tWitch" Boss.
    • Allison announced during the live show 3 October 2015 that she and tWitch were expecting their first child together. They announced that they were having a boy on The Ellen Show.
      • On 27 March 2016, Allison gave birth to a baby boy, Maddox Laurel Boss.
    • During a Mother's Day special of The Ellen Show 10 May 2019, Allison and tWitch announced that they were expecting their second child together.
    • On 18 August 2019, they revealed that they were having a girl.
      • Their daughter Zaia was born in November 2019.
  • Allison and tWitch currently host Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings on Freeform and Disney+.
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